Change Gridview Color Row Dynamically

Posted on 2011-03-03
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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Can someone share a code or the steps to color the cells of a gridview control , based on the status of a table in sql server .

Question by:TonyReba
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by:Carl Tawn
ID: 35026890
You need to handle the RowDataBound event of your gridview. You can then interrogate the data being bound to the current row and act accordingly.

For example:
        protected void GridView1_RowDataBound(object sender, GridViewRowEventArgs e)
            if (e.Row.RowType == DataControlRowType.DataRow)
                DataRowView row = e.Row.DataItem as DataRowView;
                if (row["SomeColumn"].ToString() == "SomeValue")
                    e.Row.Cells[0].Attributes.Add("class", "highlighted");

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Author Comment

ID: 35027040
class", "highlighted

does that comes from the style sheet?

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Carl Tawn earned 2000 total points
ID: 35027103
Yes. So if you had something like the following in your style sheet then that would get applied to the cell (or row if you apply it at that level):
.highlighted { background-color: yellow; }

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Author Closing Comment

ID: 35027237
thanks will try it !

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