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How to read from XML file and bind to gridview in asp.net

Introduction: In the previous articles i explained How to bind GridView from Xml DataSource in asp.net and How to sort DataSet and bind XML file data to GridView in asp.net.  Now In this article i will explain how to read data from XML file and insert that data into DataSet and then bind to GridView control.

  • Create xml file as:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
<Books>
  <Book>
    <Title>ASP.NET 4.0</Title>   
    <Author>Ramanuj</Author>
    <Publisher>natraj publication</Publisher>
    <Price>800</Price>
  </Book>
  <Book>
    <Title>C#</Title>
    <Author>shiv prasad</Author>
    <Publisher>anand publication</Publisher>
    <Price>850</Price>
  </Book>
  <Book>
    <Title>Sql Server</Title>
    <Author>Yashwant</Author>
    <Publisher>daisy publication</Publisher>
    <Price>800</Price>  
  </Book>
</Books>

  •  Place a GridView control on design page (.aspx)
<asp:GridView ID="grdBooks" runat="server">
</asp:GridView>

C#.Net Code to create XML file and read data and bind to GridView
  • In the code behind file(.aspx.cs) write the code as:
   protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
    {
        readFromXMLShowInGrid(); 
    }
    private void readFromXMLShowInGrid()
    {
        string myfile = @Server.MapPath("~/books.xml");
        DataSet ds = new DataSet();
        ds.ReadXml(myfile);
        if (ds.Tables[0].Rows.Count > 0)
        {
            grdBooks.DataSource = ds;
            grdBooks.DataBind();
        }
        else
        {
            Response.Write("No data to display");
        }      
    }

VB.Net Code to create XML file and read data and bind to GridView
  • In the code behind file(.aspx.vb) write the code as:

Protected Sub Page_Load(sender As Object, e As EventArgs)
                    readFromXMLShowInGrid() 
End Sub

Private Sub readFromXMLShowInGrid()
                    Dim myfile As String = Server.MapPath("~/books.xml")
                    Dim ds As New DataSet()
                    ds.ReadXml(myfile)
                    If ds.Tables(0).Rows.Count > 0 Then
                                         grdBooks.DataSource = ds
                                         grdBooks.DataBind()
                    Else
                                         Response.Write("No data to display")
                    End If
End Sub
 


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