I'm actually working with a Telerik RadGrid control, which really just seems to be an extension to the standard ASP.NET GridView control, and I'm assuming that what I need to do is pretty generic and would be done the same way in either case.
I'm databinding a list of objects to the the RadGrid and it is working fine. The data is coming strait out of the database. But there is one column that I would like to modify the text of the values in the column. The value in the database is an abbreviated version of the status and I would like the user to see the unabbreviated version of the status. I could go through and modify the the data in the list object before I databind it, but I don't want to corrupt the list data in case it is used anywhere else. There has to be a way somehow for me to do a string.replace when it is populating the datagrid so that I get the grid populated with what I need but so that the original list object remains unaltered.
Can anyone point me in the right direction?