Item Selection

If you need a grid of data, you probably also need a way to let your users select a particular row of that grid and see related information. I already touched on this topic in Chapter 1 when I discussed the selection mechanism for the Data­List control. Let’s see how it works for the DataGrid control.

The internal mechanism for selection when using the DataGrid control is nearly identical to the one you saw in action for the DataList control. Typically, users trigger the selection by clicking a column button with the CommandName attribute set to the keyword select. The same event can also occur programmatically when the SelectedItemIndex property of the DataGrid control is set to a value greater than −1.

A selected row can have ...

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