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Creating dynamic, fancy EmptyDataText for GridView

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Gridview has capability to display “default” messages when “No data” exists during binding.

Standard Way in .aspx

<asp:GridView ID=”gvControl” runat=”server” AutoGenerateColumns=”False” GridLines=”None” CellPadding=”0″ CellSpacing=”0″ OnRowDataBound=”gvCategories_RowDataBound” BackColor=”#dddddd” ShowHeader=”false” EmptyDataText=”<BR> No data exists <BR><BR>“>

Fancy Way (.vb or .cs)

You can make it fancy & dynamic by doing it in code behind.


Create fancy texts using WordArt (MS Word) and copy it to Image Editor (, gimp, Paint) and save it as JPG.

gvControl.EmptyDataText = "<img src='~/images/NoData.jpg' border='0'>"
gvControl.EmptyDataRowStyle.HorizontalAlign = HorizontalAlign.Center

Note: When you use emptydatatext in codebehind donot forget to use databind.


Written by gchandra

October 24, 2007 at 2:17 pm

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Gridview : Empty First Row / 2.0

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If you using Gridview control and your Grid doesnt have HEADER information then make sure you turn off the “ShowHeader” property for that Gridview or else you will notice a blank line on top of the grid.  If you are

If you do viewsource you will notice this mystery line <tr><th></th</tr> as first line of grid table.

Written by gchandra

September 26, 2007 at 8:32 am

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