ASP.Net GridView

skolanti
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hello,

I have an iqueryable<objectextended> collection which is passed to a gridview.
I want to update the properties of objectextended before passing it onto the gridview.

I tried to convert IQueryable to List and update the items in the list and convert the list back to IQueryable, but it doe not work.

Thank You.
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Gary DavisDir Internet Svcs

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Try to create a deep copy of the collection. That is, iterate through the items and create a new list and new items within the list. You can do this with a code loop or you can use Linq to project a new list of items using .Select().
I tried to convert IQueryable to List and update the items in the list and convert the list back to IQueryable, but it doe not work.
Surely you can't convert the list back to IQueryable, but you don't have to.
The GridView processes its data source with help of reflection: it just looks for certain properties of each data source item, no matter which type the latter is.
So, in general, the workflow is as follows:

1. Compose

Compose the query, which will give you an IQueryable.

2. Execute

Turn your query into a list. This is where your query will be executed in fact.

3. Project the results to a viewable form

Prepare the display data for your GridView in the linq Select method/expression. You may use a specific class or just an anonymous type.Of course, you may find it wise to combine or exchange steps 2 and 3.

4. Pass the data to the view

Pass the list to GridView.DataSource as an object. It will discover the items' properties you defined in your display [anonymous] type.

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