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Arni Gunnar Ragnarsson
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Arni Gunnar Ragnarsson asked on 18 Mar 2010, 12:51 AM
Hi.

I am moving a pretty large chunk of our system from regular grids with semi ajaxified updates and paging to total client side binding through webservices.

We have a diverse user base, running different cultures pr. user in the system, so we need to be able to se the DataFormatString on Page_Load (or some other time) for the datetime columns so that the display is consistent throughout the system.

I have tried and tried, but  not had any luck.

How would I go about this ... ?

And I don't want to create OnDataBound functions for all the grids just to be able to do this ... there should be a way somehow to do this.

Thanks for the help,
- Arni Gunnar Ragnarsson.

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Yavor
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answered on 23 Mar 2010, 07:43 AM
Hi Arni Gunnar Ragnarsson,

In this case, in order to make sure that the format string is properly applied, you would need to use server side databinding for the controls. In this way, you would be able to dynamically set the format string for one or more of the columns.
I hope this is a feasible approach for you.

Sincerely yours,
Yavor
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Arni Gunnar Ragnarsson
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answered on 23 Mar 2010, 12:07 PM
Server side binding is exactly what I am trying to avoid.

But is it possible to do server side binding at runtime, set the DataFormatString, and then bind clientside after that?
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Yavor
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answered on 26 Mar 2010, 07:59 AM
Hello Arni Gunnar Ragnarsson,

Basically, mixing the two approaches - server side binding initially, and then using client side databinding - is not a recommended approach. On subsequent page cycles you should use the same approach, which was used initially.

All the best,
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