gridview display image

Have programtically (intentionally) set up a gridview to display data from an XML dataset. Works fine expect when trying to display images in a column using following technique:

        dcol = New DataColumn("AnImage", GetType(ImageField))
        dcol = New DataColumn("AnImageURL", GetType(String))

        drow("AnImage") = New ImageField
        drow("AnImage").DataImageUrlField = "AnImageURL"

        drow("AnImageURL") = "image/picture.jpg"

Column just displays "ImageField". Any thoughts please ?
cehrnowAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

BuggyCoderCommented:
add a templatefield to your gridview columns.
In this template field add HtmlImage and assign its src the image path.
0
cehrnowAuthor Commented:
Thanks. Any chance you could show the code ?
0
BuggyCoderCommented:
suggest you read this article:-

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/cc301573.aspx

It tells you how to create a template field programatically.

This one as well:-
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.web.ui.itemplate%28v=vs.71%29.aspx

BTW i would never try doing this as its much simpler and easy to declare a template field in markup and then control the markup from code behind. You have tons of events that you can handle to have full control on what kind of data, what style and what behavior you want to add to your gridview. Its good for learning, but hardly i ever see it getting used in production....
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
cehrnowAuthor Commented:
I see what you mean. Now reluctantly decided to use bound fields setup within design mode.
Thanks
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
ASP.NET

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.