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How to make gridview cells look exactly like excel cells

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Hello,
   I have a gridview with the following code. I want to make the cells look exactly like they do in Excel with no borders around them. Right now I have a small border at the top and the bottom of the cell and I was hopping you'd know how to get rid of it.
Thank you
Peter
<asp:Gridview ID="EditableGrid1" AutoGenerateColumns="False" runat="server" EnableInsert="False" SaveButtonID="" OnRowUpdating="EditableGridView1_RowUpdating" onrowdatabound="EditableGrid1_RowDataBound" CellPadding="0" CellSpacing="0" Width="100%">
<Columns>
   <asp:BoundField HeaderText="A" DataField="A" />
   <asp:BoundField HeaderText="B" DataField="B" />
   <asp:BoundField HeaderText="C" DataField="C" />
   <asp:BoundField HeaderText="D" DataField="D" />
   <asp:BoundField HeaderText="E" DataField="E" />
  </Columns>
</asp:Gridview>

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by:ChetOS82
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Try setting GridLines="None"
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by:Epitel0920
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Not exactly what I need, the border I am talking about is fatter then the gridlines and is on top of every cell and its still there even when the GridLines are not.
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by:mr_nadger
ID: 34172081
try CSS for gridviews, I've pasted an example of one format I use for displaying grids, you can make it very pretty or plain as sin, it's entirely up to you
.detGrid {    
    background-color: #fff;    
    border-collapse:collapse;   
    vertical-align:top; 
    font-size: 12px;
    font-family: Arial, Sans-Serif;
}   
.detGrid td {    
    padding: 2px;    
    border: solid 1px #c1c1c1;    
    color: #717171;   
    vertical-align:top; 
}   
.detGrid th {    
    color: White;    
    background: #5078B3 ;    
    font-size: 12px;
    font-family: Arial, Sans-Serif;
    text-align:center;    
}

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by:mr_nadger
ID: 34172107
and change the grid's cssclass to detGrid :)
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by:Epitel0920
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thats cool thanks... so which property do you have to edit to get rid of the cell border completely?
setting padding: 0px helps but does not completely eliminate the border.
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by:Bob Learned
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What browser are you using?  If you have Internet Explorer 8, there is a Developer Tools (F12) option that will let you see the styles applied to the grid elements.  You can selectively disable certain styles to see where the border is coming from.  
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by:mr_nadger
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I think it was the .td section you need to look at for the cells, I'll have a play with the solution I used that CSS on and post an update if I get rid of the borders.
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mr_nadger earned 500 total points
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in the .td section add
border:none;
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by:Epitel0920
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Thank you for your help. Your suggestion was very close to what I needed
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