dynamic gridview caption, c# codebehind

The attribute caption="Students" need to be dynamic based on session variable Session["type"] from event in code behind (grdHighLight_RowDataBound()).

Session["type"] = 1 -->  caption="Students"
Session["type"] = 2 -->  caption="Teacher"
Session["type"] = 3 -->  caption="Parent"

Question: How could this be done?

Important: Although a gridview tag included with the aspx file but it gets populated on the run via LoadData() event in load event.

Thank you.
------------------------- aspx -----------------------                                   
   <asp:GridView runat="server" ID="grdHighLight"  caption="Students" onrowdatabound="grdHighLight_RowDataBound" CellSpacing="-1" GridLines="None" >

------------------------- aspx.cs ------------------
public partial class MasterPage2 : System.Web.UI.MasterPage
    SqlConnection con = new SqlConnection(ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings["ROD_July18ConnectionString"].ToString());
    RodCriteria rc = new RodCriteria();
    protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
        if (!Page.IsPostBack)
            Session["StatType_ID"] = rc.ReadCriteria("StatIdS");
            Session["YYYY"] = rc.ReadCriteria("YYYY");
            Session["RegionID"] = rc.ReadCriteria("RegionId");
            Session["StatS"] = rc.ReadCriteria("StatS");
            //GridView gview = new GridView();
            //gview = (GridView)Page.FindControl("grdHighLight");
            //gview.Caption = "<span style='color:Green;'>" + gview.Caption + "</span>";
    private GridView setupGridView(string caption, GridView gview)

    private void LoadData()
        SqlCommand cmd = new SqlCommand("spAuunuaCountMedCtr", con);
        cmd.Parameters.AddWithValue("@RegionID", Session["RegionID"]);
        cmd.Parameters.AddWithValue("@YYYY", Session["YYYY"]);
        cmd.Parameters.AddWithValue("@StatType_ID", Session["StatType_ID"]);
        cmd.CommandType = CommandType.StoredProcedure;
            grdHighLight.EmptyDataText = "No Records Found";
            grdHighLight.DataSource = cmd.ExecuteReader();
        catch (Exception ex)
            throw ex;
    protected void grdHighLight_RowDataBound(object sender, GridViewRowEventArgs e)
        // this event or elsewhere. This event is better because I can have more control when 
        // there are two grid views on a single form.

        if (e.Row.RowType == DataControlRowType.Header)
            e.Row.CssClass = "headerBracketGround";
        if (e.Row.RowType == DataControlRowType.DataRow)
            e.Row.CssClass = "highlightBracketground";
            var val = e.Row.Cells[2].Text;
            var snglVal = Single.Parse(val);
            e.Row.CssClass = snglVal > 0.0 ? "highlightBracketground" : "bracketground";

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Robert SchuttSoftware EngineerCommented:
Quick and dirty way to do it:
grdHighLight.Caption = new string[] { "Students", "Teacher", "Parent" }[(int)Session["type"] - 1];

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Obviously there are better ways to define the array, either in the class, get it from settings or a database table etc.

Also a check to make sure the Session variable contains a sane value should be added although you may already have that at the point where it's being set.

PS: I don't see why this would be done in the DataBound event, would say stick it in LoadData.

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Mike EghtebasDatabase and Application DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Thank you.
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