Change text in Gridview to different text

Posted on 2014-12-16
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Last Modified: 2014-12-17
One of the columns in my gridview return either a "o" or an "s". I want to be able to have the grid show either "Open" or "Started". Any ideas? I went ahead and started by creating the template field. Please help me fill in the blanks.

<asp:TemplateField HeaderText="Status">
                    <asp:Label ID="lblStatus" runat="server" Text='<%# Eval("Expr1")%>'></asp:Label>

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Please give me code in c#.
Question by:Robert Francis
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by:Robert Francis
ID: 40504006
I tried this but it does not work.

    protected void GridView1_RowDataBound(object sender, GridViewRowEventArgs e)
        if (e.Row.RowType == DataControlRowType.DataRow) {
            if (e.Row.Cells[9].Text == "O")
            { e.Row.Cells[9].Text = "Open"; }

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Expert Comment

by:Robert Schutt
ID: 40504402
Do you really need the label that you create with the TemplateField? If you use a BoundField instead, then your code works:
<asp:BoundField DataField="Expr1" HeaderText="Status" />

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If you do need the template I think you will have to access the data source instead of e.Row.
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Accepted Solution

Robert Schutt earned 2000 total points
ID: 40504474
Actually, found the solution for your current markup, with TemplateField and label:
        protected void GridView1_RowDataBound(object sender, GridViewRowEventArgs e) {
            if (e.Row.RowType == DataControlRowType.DataRow) {
                Label lbl = (Label)e.Row.FindControl("lblStatus");
                if (lbl.Text == "O") { lbl.Text = "Open"; }

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by:Robert Francis
ID: 40504827
You're awesome

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