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How to add additional field to a gridview's data source, generic collection?

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Hi, I'm using vs2012
I have a List<UserPrincipal> objects that I set as the data source for my gridview control.  I am now asked to add an additional AD user object field that is not part of the class UserPrincipal fields.  How to add this additional field to the gridview or do I need to create a new dataset for this?

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Daniel Van Der Werken earned 2000 total points
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Either create a new data set or create a new object for the generic list.

I generally manually create data sets and return them. This is an arduous task but it gives me more flexibility.

For a fast way, make a new object that encapsulates both:

public class MyUserPrincipal
{
   public UserPrincipal principal;
   public Object myOtherObject;
}

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Now, pass the List<MyUserPrincipal> to the grid.
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Such a smart and sleek solution!  Thank you.
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