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How determine if gridview column has no data?

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I have a gridview that I bind with code. How can I determine if a gridview column has no data? I want to hide that column if it doesn't have data.
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you can simply iterate throw all rows in the datagrid and check if the cell in requested column is empty.
something like:
            DataGridView dgv = new DataGridView();
            int count = dgv.Rows.Cast<DataGridViewRow>().Where(n => n.Cells[columnName].Value != null && !string.IsNullOrEmpty(n.Cells[columnName].Value.ToString())).Count();
            if (count == 0)
            {
                //column is empty and has no data
            }
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by:Mrunal
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you can also do like this:

protected void MyGrid_RowCreated(object sender, GridViewRowEventArgs e)
{
 if (e.Row.RowType == DataControlRowType.Header)
 {
  //check here for black or null data. If found...then execute...
  e.Row.Cells[index].Visible = false;
 }
 if(e.Row.RowType == DataControlRowType.DataRow)
 {
  //check here for black or null data. If found...then execute...
  e.Row.Cells[index].Visible = false;
 }
}
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by:RobertNZana
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will take a look later
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