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Beginning ASP.NET 3.5 in C# 2008: From Novice to Professional, Second Edition by Matthew MacDonald

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17.3. Selecting a GridView Row

Selecting an item refers to the ability to click a row and have it change color (or become highlighted) to indicate that the user is currently working with this record. At the same time, you might want to display additional information about the record in another control. With the GridView, selection happens almost automatically once you set up a few basics.

Before you can use item selection, you must define a different style for selected items. The SelectedRowStyle determines how the selected row or cell will appear. If you don't set this style, it will default to the same value as RowStyle, which means the user won't be able to tell which row is currently selected. Usually, selected rows will have a different ...

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