Gridview inside UpdaePanel does not update

Posted on 2010-08-30
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Last Modified: 2013-11-08
This is so simple yet difficult :)
Ihave the following
- updatePanel with UpdateMode="Conditional"
- Gridview inside the updatePanel with EnableSortingAndPagingCallbacks="True"  
- Button inside the updatePanel I called it updateBtn
- ScriptManager with EnablePartialRendering="True"

In the server side, at   protected void updateBtn_Click(object sender, EventArgs e) method
// execute query
Gridview.SelectedIndex = -1;

The problem is: When I click the updateBtn button, The Gridview does not update, unless I click the button again or I click on a page number.

Q: How can I refresh a gridview using a button and an update panel
Question by:HandyManny
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Expert Comment

ID: 33562420
try including that for your update panel

                            <asp:AsyncPostBackTrigger ControlID="updateBtn" EventName="Click" />

Author Comment

ID: 33562443
I have already included the button as a trigger.
The button is working, but the gridview does not refresh unless I click the button twice or I click on a page number.

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urir10 earned 2000 total points
ID: 33562495
do u have any other update panel as parents to that update panel?
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Author Comment

ID: 33562521
@urir10: No
I am pretty sure that the problem is realted to the post back thing.
You see, when I click the button again, the gridview refreshed. The same thing happens when I click on a page number of the gridview.

But I cannot figure it out because I am not expert with asp.net page life cycle  

Assisted Solution

urir10 earned 2000 total points
ID: 33562538
can u post the code for the button as well as the markup for the page?

Author Comment

ID: 33562695
Well Thank you very much.
When I tried to re-write the code into simple version, I found the mistake.
The reason was the following:
I forgot to clear the data source before I execute the query. So the gridview is updated. However, the new data are appended at the bottom of the data source. Then when there is a postback, the data source some how re-sorted itself and then the new data can be seen at the top .

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