Create Gridview at runtime

In Asp.Net one of the most frequently used Web Control is the GridView control. In the previous examples we access data from database using SqlDataSource. So no need of Code behind use to retrieve the data. Also we fixes database , sql and everything before we run the program.

Gridview from SqlDataSource gridview at runtime

In this article we'll look at how to use the GridView to display data. In order to display data on runtime, simply drag and drop the DataGrid onto your ASP.NET page and rest of the things we set from the code behind. After drag and drop the gridview, your design page look like the following image :

gridview design

After drag and drop the gridview on the form, we go to the code behind section and write the code for accessing data from database and display on Gridview.


In this article we are using Microsoft's Pubs database for retrieving data. You can download Pubs database from the following link:


In this program we are displaying the data from Stores table in the Pubs database. So first create a connection string and then create the sql statement for retrieving the data.

After retrieving the data in Dataset, you should set the data source for gridview as Dataset.

From the following source code, you can create a gridview and fill the data at runtime.


C# Source Code

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