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Old July 6th, 2006, 05:47 AM
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I have a datatable which contains all the information which i need to display on a form. Now, i want to associate the datatable with a datagrid and display. Iam using the below code to do the same. Some how, i dont know the below code is not working the form is appearing with no data visible..its a blank form.
            DataGrid display_grid = new DataGrid();
            display_grid.DataSource = [datatablenamehere];
            display_grid.DataMember = "Firstname";
Can any body please help.Early reply is much appreciated.


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   If ur datasource is Dataset then u are required to provide the datamember .Because The Dataset may contain more than one table.But Here u are using DataTable .So No need to set datamamber property.

Also if its webform(ASP.NET) ,U must call control's databind method or page's databind method.

eg. page.databind()

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In winforms you shouldn't need to create a new instnace of the grid. Simply drag and drop it onto the form or panel. The other thing is that the DataSource is any object that implements IEnumerable. This includes but is not limited to the List<T> collection, DataSet, DataTable, etc.

SriRamaKrishna is correct though, if this is an ASP.Net application, you should call the DataBind() method of the display_grid object as well. however, i would not recommend calling the Page.DataBind() method as that will persist to all controls on the page and would likely be an unneeded performance hit.

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