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Old January 16th, 2011, 10:38 AM
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but, when I tried to create a template field in the edit columns view, I got an empty properties dialog in that window,
Yes, correct. When you create a TemplateField, you're on your own ;-) To create the code I posted, close the Edit Columns dialog and switch the page from Design View into Markup View. Then you can manually modify the contents of the TemplateField. Additionally, you can modify its content using the Design View by choosing Edit Templates on the GridView's smart tasks panel.

I talk about this and a lot more in detail in my book Beginning ASP.NET 3.5: http://www.wrox.com/WileyCDA/WroxTit...47018759X.html There's also an updated versio for ASP.NET available.

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