Disable a Hyperlink in a gridview

Hello All,
How can I disable <asp:HyperLinkField control in a gridview based on a session["role"].
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MlandaTConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Option 1:
<asp:TemplateField HeaderText="Link">
      <asp:HyperLink ID="myHyperLinkControl" Runat="Server" Enabled='<%# (session["role"] = "Admin") %>' />

Option 2:
1. Convert the column into a templatecolumn (I assume here that you eventually give the hyperlink control an ID of 'myHyperLinkControl')
2. Use the RowDataBound event
3. In rowdatabound event, find the control and do what you want with it

  Sub CustomersGridView_RowDataBound(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As GridViewRowEventArgs)

    If e.Row.RowType = DataControlRowType.DataRow Then
         dim myLink as HyperLink = e.Row.FindControl("myHyperLinkControl")
        if myLink isnot nothing then
             myLink.Enabled = (session["role"] = "Admin")
        end if
    End If
  End Sub
Star79Author Commented:
Without converting into template column can we do this?
In the RowDataBound event above... you can just use this syntax:

dim myLink as HyperLink = e.Row.Cells(indexOfTheHyperLinkColumn).Controls(0)
if myLink isnot nothing then
     myLink.Enabled = (session["role"] = "Admin")
end if

indexOfTheHyperLinkColumn based on the position of the column in the gridview. First index is 0.
Please just check whether the HyperLink control is Controls(0) or otherwise Controls(1)... dont remember which is which
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