Edititemplate or itemtemplate not supported message

I have a gridview. Inside the griview I have the followinf structure
<asp:Gridview ID="Gridview1" runat="server" Autogeneratrecolumns="false"
<columns>
   <asp:Templatefield Hedertext="Last Name:></asp:TemplateField>

 then here... Im trying to drop an EdititemTemplate or itemtemplate and ite won't take it. saying it is not supported.
zachvaldezAsked:
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Kaushal AroraConnect With a Mentor Technical AnalystCommented:
Edit Item Template is always nested in Template Field ,not out of it. Have a look at this sample gridview.
<asp:GridView ID="GridView1" Runat="server" 
                BorderColor="#3366CC" BorderStyle="None"
                CellPadding="4" BackColor="White" 
                 BorderWidth="1px" AllowPaging="True" 
                 AutoGenerateColumns="False"
                DataKeyNames="ProductID" DataSourceID="productDataSource">
                <FooterStyle ForeColor="#003399" 
                      BackColor="#99CCCC"></FooterStyle>
                <PagerStyle ForeColor="#003399" HorizontalAlign="Left" 
                       BackColor="#99CCCC"></PagerStyle>
                <HeaderStyle ForeColor="#CCCCFF" 
                  Font-Bold="True" BackColor="#003399"></HeaderStyle>
                <Columns>
                    <asp:CommandField 
                       ShowEditButton="True"></asp:CommandField>
                    <asp:BoundField ReadOnly="True" 
                       HeaderText="ProductID" InsertVisible="False" 
                       DataField="ProductID"
                        SortExpression="ProductID"></asp:BoundField>
                    <asp:TemplateField SortExpression="ProductName" 
                      HeaderText="Product"><EditItemTemplate>
                        <asp:TextBox ID="editProductName" 
                         Runat="server" 
                         Text='<%# Bind("ProductName") %>'></asp:TextBox>
                        <asp:RequiredFieldValidator 
                          ID="RequiredFieldValidator1" 
                          Runat="server" 
                       ErrorMessage="You must provide a Product Name."
                            ControlToValidate="editProductName">
                            *</asp:RequiredFieldValidator>
                    </EditItemTemplate>
                        <ItemTemplate>
                            <asp:Label Runat="server" 
                         Text='<%# Bind("ProductName") %>' 
                         ID="Label3"></asp:Label>
                        </ItemTemplate>
                    </asp:TemplateField>
                    <asp:TemplateField SortExpression="UnitPrice" 
                      HeaderText="Unit Price"><EditItemTemplate>
                        <asp:TextBox ID="editUnitPrice" Runat="server" 
                          Text='<%# Bind("UnitPrice", "{0:#,##0.00}") %>' 
                          Columns="6"></asp:TextBox>
                        <asp:CompareValidator ID="CompareValidator1" 
                          Runat="server" 
ErrorMessage="You must provide a valid currency value for the Unit Price."
                            ControlToValidate="editUnitPrice" 
                   Operator="DataTypeCheck" Type="Currency">
                            *</asp:CompareValidator>
                    </EditItemTemplate>
                        <ItemStyle HorizontalAlign="Right"></ItemStyle>
                        <ItemTemplate>
                            <asp:Label Runat="server" 
               Text='<%# Bind("UnitPrice", "{0:c}") %>' 
               ID="Label1"></asp:Label>
                        </ItemTemplate>
                    </asp:TemplateField>
                    <asp:TemplateField SortExpression="UnitsInStock" 
                     HeaderText="Units In Stock"><EditItemTemplate>
                        <asp:TextBox ID="editUnitsInStock" 
                 Runat="server" 
                 Text='<%# Bind("UnitsInStock") %>'
                            Columns="4"></asp:TextBox>
                        <asp:CompareValidator ID="CompareValidator2" 
                          Runat="server" 
ErrorMessage="You must provide a valid integer for Units In Stock."
                            ControlToValidate="editUnitsInStock" 
                            Operator="DataTypeCheck" Type="Integer">
                            *</asp:CompareValidator>
                    </EditItemTemplate>
                        <ItemStyle HorizontalAlign="Right"></ItemStyle>
                        <ItemTemplate>
                            <asp:Label Runat="server" 
              Text='<%# Bind("UnitsInStock") %>' 
              ID="Label2"></asp:Label>
                        </ItemTemplate>
                    </asp:TemplateField>
                </Columns>
                <SelectedRowStyle ForeColor="#CCFF99" 
                   Font-Bold="True" 
                   BackColor="#009999"></SelectedRowStyle>
                <RowStyle ForeColor="#003399" BackColor="White"></RowStyle>
            </asp:GridView>

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zachvaldezAuthor Commented:
IM just wanting to place textboxes in the field for dataentry
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Kaushal AroraTechnical AnalystCommented:
In the above sample i have pasted the actual GridView Design code having the EditItemTemplate.

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zachvaldezAuthor Commented:
this is what i did
<asp:GridView ID="GridView1" runat="server" AutoGenerateColumns="False"
            Width="700px">
           
            <Columns>
                <asp:TemplateField HeaderText="Last Name"></asp:TemplateField>
                     
                <asp:TemplateField HeaderText="First Name"></asp:TemplateField>
                <asp:TemplateField HeaderText="Address"></asp:TemplateField>
                <asp:TemplateField HeaderText="City"></asp:TemplateField>
                <asp:TemplateField HeaderText="State"></asp:TemplateField>
                <asp:TemplateField HeaderText="Zip"></asp:TemplateField>
                <asp:TemplateField HeaderText="Phone"></asp:TemplateField>
                <asp:TemplateField HeaderText="Lunch"></asp:TemplateField>
   
        </asp:GridView>

Ijust to put textboxes in the cells.
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Kaushal AroraTechnical AnalystCommented:
This is what exactly a TemplateField look like with EditItemTemplate and ItemTemplate:


<asp:TemplateField SortExpression="ProductName"
                      HeaderText="Product"><EditItemTemplate>
                        <asp:TextBox ID="editProductName"
                         Runat="server"
                         Text='<%# Bind("ProductName") %>'></asp:TextBox>
                        <asp:RequiredFieldValidator
                          ID="RequiredFieldValidator1"
                          Runat="server"
                       ErrorMessage="You must provide a Product Name."
                            ControlToValidate="editProductName">
                            *</asp:RequiredFieldValidator>
                    </EditItemTemplate>
                        <ItemTemplate>
                            <asp:Label Runat="server"
                         Text='<%# Bind("ProductName") %>'
                         ID="Label3"></asp:Label>
                        </ItemTemplate>
                    </asp:TemplateField>


Hope it helps you.
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zachvaldezAuthor Commented:
Im not binding teh textboxes. I just want to use it to handle data entry. NO intention to display data  like from select  from table....
I just need it to insert  data to table but not select. Did I use the correct control to accomplish it?
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Kaushal AroraConnect With a Mentor Technical AnalystCommented:
Then do not put the data binding value insttead use this:

<asp:TemplateField SortExpression="ProductName"
                      HeaderText="Product"><EditItemTemplate>
                        <asp:TextBox ID="editProductName"
                         Runat="server"
                         Text=""></asp:TextBox>
                        </EditItemTemplate>
                        <ItemTemplate>
                            <asp:Label Runat="server"
                         Text=""
                         ID="Label3"></asp:Label>
                        </ItemTemplate>
                    </asp:TemplateField>
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Ramkisan JagtapLead DeveloperCommented:
yes its correct, not needed to use edititemtemplate. Just use itemteplate by adding text box.
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zachvaldezAuthor Commented:
Why can I not see the option for itemtemplae and edittemplate in the dropdown?
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zachvaldezAuthor Commented:
I think i fugured out how to place the controls in the gridview. I rgiht click the gridview and select edit template. However, when I run the page it does'nt diosplay the gridview.
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Ramkisan JagtapLead DeveloperCommented:
have u bound data to gridview?
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zachvaldezAuthor Commented:
NO I did not bound it because I plan to use it as front end data entry form...Should I need to?
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Ramkisan JagtapLead DeveloperCommented:
u have to bind it, of course. It will not get displayed till then.
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zachvaldezAuthor Commented:
I willnot display any data though. I plan to display a blank griview
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Kaushal AroraTechnical AnalystCommented:
In that case you need to bound it with blank data. Coz till you dont bind some data to grid, it wont show up even with empty textboxes,
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zachvaldezAuthor Commented:
 Dim pdata As New PLClass
        Dim dr As SqlDataReader
        dr = pdata.GetData
        If Page.IsPostBack = False Then
            GridView1.DataSource = dr
            GridView1.DataBind()
            GridView1.Visible = True
        End If

the Getdata class has-- Select * from table where 1 = 0.

and yet the grid wont display.  Would I need to bind the textboxes and dropdownlist tot eh fields of the class?
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zachvaldezAuthor Commented:
It's still a mystery why the Blank Grid won't display.
The source look like this

<asp:GridView ID="GridView1" runat="server" AutoGenerateColumns="False"
            Width="700px">

<Columns>
                <asp:TemplateField HeaderText="Last Name">
                    <ItemTemplate>
                        <asp:TextBox ID="TextBox1" runat="server" Text='<%# Bind("LastName") %>'></asp:TextBox>
                    </ItemTemplate>
                </asp:TemplateField>
                     
                <asp:TemplateField HeaderText="First Name">
                    <ItemTemplate>
                        <asp:TextBox ID="TextBox3" runat="server" Text='<%# Bind("FirstName") %>'></asp:TextBox>
                    </ItemTemplate>
                </asp:TemplateField>
                <asp:TemplateField HeaderText="Address">
                    <ItemTemplate>
                        <asp:TextBox ID="TextBox4" runat="server" Text='<%# Bind("Address")%>'></asp:TextBox>
                    </ItemTemplate>
                </asp:TemplateField>
                <asp:TemplateField HeaderText="City">
                    <ItemTemplate>
                        <asp:TextBox ID="TextBox5" runat="server" Text='<%# Bind("City")%>'></asp:TextBox>
                    </ItemTemplate>
                </asp:TemplateField>
</Columns>
        </asp:GridView>

Note this is wiithout edititemtemplate
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