Hi, I was asked this in an Interview I want to add buttons,images,etc to the footer of a datagrid at runtime. how would i achieve this?

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  • Oct 18th, 2006


       to added controls to the footer of the datagrid we use <footer Template> </footer template> command in <template columns> </template colums>. For example we a button control in a footer of datagrid like this:

<datagrid><columns><template columns><footer template><asp:button id= btn1 label = button runat = server></asp:button></footer template></template columns></columns></datagrid>

in the same way we add controls to header also. by using <header template></header template>

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  • Jul 15th, 2008


Add buttons,images,etc to the footer in the data grid u use the template field conept in the html file




      <asp:Button ID="Btn_Add" runat="server" CommandName="AddUser" Text="Add"/>

from that coding a button will be add in the footer of the gridview in the similar way we can add other controls also.

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  • Mar 25th, 2009

You can add the controls in the footer similar to the way how you add a control for a column.
If you want to add the control in the footer, you should take template field. In the template field you will be having footer template. Just drag and drop the control which ever you like.

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  • Jun 1st, 2009

As they ask you to do it at run time, you need to add the controls to the control collection of the cell of the footer row of the gridView.
Button myBtn = new Button();


Play caution where the dynamic addition is done if you want it to persist.

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At design time, we can add button in footer template of the grid.

<asp:Label ID="lblTotalInvoiceAmount" runat="server" Text=''></asp:Label>

At runtime,

Private Sub DataGrid1_ItemCreated(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As
System.Web.UI.WebControls.DataGridItemEventArgs) Handles DataGrid1.ItemCreated
If (e.Item.ItemType = ListItemType.Footer) Then
e.Item.Cells(2).Text = "Total&nbsp;"
e.Item.Cells(2).HorizontalAlign = HorizontalAlign.Right
Dim oTextbox As New TextBox
oTextbox.Width = New Unit(100, UnitType.Pixel)
oTextbox.Text = "90.3500" 'This can be changed to populate from some datasource.
End If
End Sub

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