GridView not populating

I am using the following code to try and populate a GridView in but nothing is coming through. I pretty much copied most of it from a Windows Form application where it retrieved the data fine. Is it perhaps my syntax?


    Sub DisplayContacts()
        Dim sqlConn As New SqlClient.SqlConnection
        sqlConn.ConnectionString = ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings("GHBCRM_TSTConnectionString").ConnectionString

        Catch ex As Exception
            MsgBox(ex.Message, "connection failed")
        End Try

        Dim sqlComm As New SqlClient.SqlCommand
        sqlComm.Connection = sqlConn
        sqlComm.CommandType = CommandType.StoredProcedure

        sqlComm.CommandText = "spViewContacts"
        'sqlComm.CommandText = "spViewInvestorsInInvestments"

        strView = "All Contacts"
        sqlComm.Parameters.AddWithValue("@View", strView)
        sqlComm.Parameters.AddWithValue("@RM", strUserName)
        sqlComm.Parameters.AddWithValue("@Search", "")


        da.SelectCommand = sqlComm

            If ds.Tables.IndexOf("tblContacts") > -1 Then
            End If

            da.Fill(ds, "tblContacts")

            GridView1.DataSource = ds
            GridView1.DataMember = "tblContacts"
            'GridView1.Columns("contactid").Visible = False
            'GridView1.Columns(8).Visible = False

            'DisplayContactNotes(-1) 'Clear notes datagridview

            'lblStatus.Text = ds.Tables("tblContacts").Rows.Count.ToString & " Items"


        End Try


    End Sub
Murray BrownMicrosoft Cloud Azure/Excel Solution DeveloperAsked:
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Where are you declaring the variable strView?
What is the error you are getting?
Murray BrownMicrosoft Cloud Azure/Excel Solution DeveloperAuthor Commented:
I'm declaring it at the top of the page. I am getting no error
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It's hard to tell without seeing all of the code.  I don't see where you are creating your dataset (ds).  I would add debug="true" in your page declaration and check SQL Profiler to see what parameter values are being passed to your database.
Where are you binding the grid ?
try putting this line
GridView1.DataBind() after this line
GridView1.DataMember = "tblContacts"
so your code would look like:
GridView1.DataSource = ds
GridView1.DataMember = "tblContacts"

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Also can you check in debugging if you are getting some records in
It may happen that you don't have records in tables.

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Murray BrownMicrosoft Cloud Azure/Excel Solution DeveloperAuthor Commented:
thanks, that worked
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