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Old May 27th, 2007, 03:20 AM
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Default Specified cast is not valid

Hello,

I've got a gridview that has a checkbox as the first column, allowing the user to select that row.

I'm returning a value from the database to indicate whether the checkbox should be pre-checked...pretty standard, so I thought.

whenI do this:
<asp:TemplateField HeaderText="GetComplaint">
    <ItemTemplate>
        <asp:CheckBox ID="chkAvail" runat="server" Checked='<%# Bind("ID") %>' />
    </ItemTemplate>
</asp:TemplateField>

It gives the error: System.InvalidCastException: Specified cast is not valid.

Please Help.

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Old May 27th, 2007, 08:51 PM
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heba,

You need to check and make sure that the column "ID" in your data source is returning a valid boolean data type. Just by the name "ID" I would bet that you are binding to the wrong column, probably some primary key field. You need to insure that the values that you bind your checkbox's Checked property to are only "1" or "0". Look at the Checked properties data type. It is boolean.

Good luck.

Neil


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