Problem creating grid in code behind

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  1. Web Services
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    Member since:
    Apr 2008

    Posted 16 May 2012 Link to this post

    I'm having trouble with post backs on a grid where the columns are created in the code behind. Essentially the columns that go in this grid come from a table, but an administrator has another page where they select what columns from the table show in the grid. So, I have table that stores column names and I dynamically add the columns with their header text and data field id based on this table that stores the columns that need to show. I then dynamically create the select statement, set that as the select command to a sqldatasource and bind it. When you load the page initially everything works fine. However, when you click some paging or sorting, it adds a bunch of extra columns. You can see the before and after here 

    Here is my ascx
    <telerik:radgrid ID="gradeGrid" runat="server" AllowPaging="True" GridLines="None"
                CellPadding="5" AutoGenerateColumns="false" Width="850px" Skin="Metro" >
            <asp:SqlDataSource ID="SqlDataSource1" runat="server" ConnectionString="<%$ ConnectionStrings:connection %>">

    here is my code behind
    Dim conn = System.Configuration.ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings("connection").ToString
       'this sub adds a column to the rad grid
       Protected Friend Sub addColumn(ByVal dataField As String, ByVal header As String)
           Dim col As New GridBoundColumn
           col.DataField = dataField
           col.HeaderText = header
       End Sub 'addColumn
       Protected Sub Page_Load(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Me.Load
           If (Not Page.IsPostBack) Then
           End If 'if its not a  post back
       End Sub
       'this sub gets the data for the rad grid
       Protected Sub bindGrid()
           Dim reader As SqlDataReader
           'add the columns we know about
           addColumn("lgrade", "Letter Grade")
           addColumn("ngrade", "Percent Grade")
           addColumn("Course Code", "sectno")
           addColumn("Completed", "enddate")
           Dim itemSql = "SELECT lgrade, ngrade, sectno, enddate, "
           'now find all the other ones we need
           Dim sql = "SELECT columnName, label FROM hstuclsDefinedColumns ORDER BY position"
           Using myconn As New SqlConnection(conn)
               reader = New SqlCommand(sql, myconn).ExecuteReader()
               If (reader.HasRows) Then
                   While reader.Read()
                       addColumn(reader("columnName"), reader("label"))
                       itemSql &= "[" & reader("columnName") & "]" & ", "
                   End While '
               End If 'if reader.hasrows
               itemSql &= " 'blah' FROM hstucls WHERE stuid = " & MyFunctions.getStudentId
           End Using 'using myconn
           SqlDataSource1.SelectCommand = itemSql
           gradeGrid.DataSource = SqlDataSource1
       End Sub 'bindGrid
       Protected Sub gradeGrid_NeedDataSource(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As Telerik.Web.UI.GridNeedDataSourceEventArgs) Handles gradeGrid.NeedDataSource
       End Sub

    I'm sure it's something stupid, I just don't see what it is. Thanks!

  2. Web Services
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    243 posts
    Member since:
    Apr 2008

    Posted 17 May 2012 Link to this post

    Found my problem via another forum. Had to change

    Dim col As New GridBoundColumn
    col.DataField = dataField
    col.HeaderText = header

    Dim col As New GridBoundColumn
    col.DataField = dataField
    col.HeaderText = header

    Move the columns.add method per your example. Why does it cause issues on the post back but not on the page load?

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