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Custom Formatting - DetailsView Template Field Example
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Posted by: joet, on 8/10/2011, in category "MS SQL"
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Location: Houston, Tx, United States
Abstract: Other cool examples from Scott Mitchell's data tutorial involves modifying a template field in the DetailsView control. This time instead of modfying a field I deleted those that I was replacing and then added a new TemplateField. Then I added three lables and then binded each label to a different data source, except for the first label that simply says "(In Stock / On Order)". Of course we added the object data source like before and then used the GetProducts" method and then modified the field names and deleted some others.



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The other example presented on this page is another formatting method like before, in the code-behinds page that's called from the "ItemTemplate" that shows a different formatting of "Yes" or "No". This time the method was much simpler:

protected string DisplayDiscontinuedAsYesorNo(bool discontinued) { if (discontinued) return "Yes"; else return "No"; }

Then in the ItemTemplate field we change the markup to:

<asp:TemplateField HeaderText="Discontinued" SortExpression="Discontinued">
<%# DisplayDiscontinuedAsYESorNO((bool) Eval("Discontinued")) %>

Pretty simple right?


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