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Old August 3rd, 2005, 08:06 PM
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Default datasource for dropdown in datagrid


i am displaying rows in datagrid.Here dropdownlist source will depend on first column of datagrid.So i have to pass the parameter to Dropdown datasource function.I tried like below but getting error like server tag not formed well.
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<asp:datagrid id="DG" runat="server" AlternatingItemStyle-BackColor="#ECF5FF" CssClass="DataPageTableData"
                        CellPadding="3" AutoGenerateColumns="False" AllowSorting="True" BorderStyle="None" HeaderStyle-CssClass="DataGridFixedHeader"
                        HeaderStyle-VerticalAlign="Middle" HeaderStyle-HorizontalAlign="Left" Width="331px" Height="25px"
                        <AlternatingItemStyle CssClass="DataPageTableDataDark"></AlternatingItemStyle>
                        <HeaderStyle HorizontalAlign="Left" CssClass="DataGridFixedHeader" VerticalAlign="Middle"></HeaderStyle>

                    <asp:ButtonColumn Text="Select" DataTextField="c_transformstatus" HeaderText="STATUS" CommandName="Select"></asp:ButtonColumn>

                                <asp:DropDownList AutoPostBack = True id = "DD" DataSource="<%# BindTheError(DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "c_transformstatus")) %>" DataTextField="c_levelname" DataValueField="c_transformstatus" Runat =server />


.cs file code

        public DataView BindTheError(string status)
            here code for returning the datatable

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When you need to put a data binding reference inside a control attribute you need to put it in single quotes. It seems like an odd requirement, but that's what it takes:

<asp:DropDownList AutoPostBack = True id = "DD" DataSource='<%# BindTheError(DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "c_transformstatus")) %>' DataTextField="c_levelname" DataValueField="c_transformstatus" Runat =server />

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