How to set the following datagrid content as link so that it opens file.

How to set the file name as link so that when user clicks it, it gets open.

var lstFiles = Directory.GetFiles(MapPath("Files/"), string.Format("{0}_*.pdf".ToUpper(), TextBox1.Text), SearchOption.AllDirectories).Select(f => new { FileName = f.Substring(f.LastIndexOf('\\') + 1)}).ToList();

GridView1.DataSource = lstFiles;
        GridView1.DataBind();
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kswathiCommented:
In your gridview add an Template column you can use the anchor/hyperlink
for anchor set the href your path & for hyperlink set NavigateUrl Property
Or just an Hyperlink field.
 <asp:GridView ID="GridView1" runat ="server" CellPadding ="3" CellSpacing ="3" >
  <Columns >
    <asp:HyperLinkField Text ='<%#Eval("YourFileName") %>' HeaderText ="File" NavigateUrl ='<%#Eval("YourFilePath") %>' />
</Columns>
</asp:GridView>

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or
 <asp:GridView ID="GridView1" runat ="server" CellPadding ="3" CellSpacing ="3" >
  <Columns >
      <asp:TemplateField HeaderText ="File">
    <ItemTemplate >

    <asp:HyperLink ID ="hyFile" runat="server" Text ='<%#Eval("YourFileName") %>' NavigateUrl ='<%#Eval("YourFilePath") %>' ></asp:HyperLink>
    </ItemTemplate>
</Columns>
</asp:GridView>

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or
 
  <asp:TemplateField HeaderText ="File">
    <ItemTemplate >
    <a href ='<%#Eval("YourFilePath") %>' ><%#Eval("YourFileName") %></a>
    
    </ItemTemplate>
    </asp:TemplateField>

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Hope it helps.

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BuggyCoderCommented:
Here is the complete code:-

Markup:-

<asp:GridView runat="server" ID="grdTest" AutoGenerateColumns="False">
                <Columns>
                    <asp:TemplateField HeaderText="File">
                        <ItemTemplate>
                            <asp:HyperLink ID="HyperLink1" runat="server" NavigateUrl='<%#Eval("FilePath") %>">' Text='<%#Eval("FileName") %>'></asp:HyperLink>
                        </ItemTemplate>
                    </asp:TemplateField>
                </Columns>
            </asp:GridView> 

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Here is the code behind:-

var lstFiles = Directory.GetFiles(MapPath("Files/"), string.Format("{0}_*.pdf".ToUpper(), TextBox1.Text), SearchOption.AllDirectories).Select(f => new { FileName = f.Substring(f.LastIndexOf('\\') + 1), FilePath=f}).ToList();

grdTest.DataSource = lstFiles;
grdTest.DataBind();

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searchsanjaysharmaAuthor Commented:
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