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Default Exporting a dynamically created GridView to Excel

Greetings everyone!

OK, I see many examples out there on how I can export a gridview to Excel. I can even get them to work! It is pretty straight forward. What I need is to be able to export to Excel a GridView created dynamically from a code behind page using VB. My application has many options to the user and the number of columns varies.

Any help and/or guidance would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Gary

Here is my code on the .aspx page;
<asp:PlaceHolderID="ph1"runat="server"></asp:PlaceHolder>


Here is my code on the code behind page (.aspx.vb);
Code:
 
Dim Cols, x AsIntegerDim ColsData AsStringDim gridview1 AsNew GridView
 
Cols = 0
x = 0
 
Cols = dtQuery.Columns.Count
 
DoUntil x >= Cols
 
ColsData = dtQuery.Columns.Item(x).ColumnName
 
gridview1.AutoGenerateColumns = FalseDim Field AsNew BoundField
 
Field.DataField = ColsData
Field.HeaderText = ColsData
Field.HeaderStyle.BackColor = Drawing.ColorTranslator.FromHtml("#0021a5")
Field.HeaderStyle.ForeColor = Drawing.Color.White
Field.HeaderStyle.Font.Name = "Verdana"  Field.HeaderStyle.Font.Size = FontUnit.Small   Field.ItemStyle.Font.Name = "Verdana"  Field.ItemStyle.Font.Size = FontUnit.Small
 
If x = 0 Then     Field.ItemStyle.BackColor = Drawing.Color.LightGray
Else     Field.ItemStyle.BackColor = Drawing.Color.White
EndIf
Field.ItemStyle.ForeColor = Drawing.Color.Black
Field.ItemStyle.BackColor = Drawing.Color.White
 
 
Dim Col As DataControlField = Field
gridview1.Columns.Add(Col)
 
x = x + 1
Loop
gridview1.DataSource = dtQuery
gridview1.DataBind()
 
ph1.Controls.Add(gridview1)
 
'.... I have tried to bind to an <asp:GridView.... but I cannot get that to export either.......
'.... and the application adds an additional GridView on the aspx page instead of  .........
'.... replacng the one that is there. ............................................................................


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