How to bind gridview using SqlDataAdapter, DataSet and query in

Gridview Binding example in
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IntroductionIn previous articles i explained How to pass parameter to stored procedure using SqlDataAdapter and check login in and How to bind gridview using SqlDataAdapter, SqlCommand, DataTable and Stored procedure in and How to bind gridview using SqlDataAdapter, DataTable and query in There are a number of ways to bind data with GridView control in In this article i have explained how to bind GridView using SqlDataAdapter, DataSet and inline query in

  •  Create a Database e.g. "MyDataBase" and a table under that DataBase in Sql Server and name it "EMPLOYEE" as  shown in figure:
Binding gridview example in
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 Note: EMP_ID column is set to Primary key and Identity specification is set to yes with Identity increment and Identity seed equal to 1. Insert some data in this table that you  want to show in the Gridview.
  • Now in web.config file add the  connection string under <configuration> tag :
    <add name="EmpCon" connectionString="Data Source=LocalServer;Initial Catalog=MyDataBase;Integrated Security=True"/>

Note: Replace the Data Source and the Initial catalog as per your application.
  • Add a GridView control in design page of your website under <BODY> tag
<fieldset style="width:230px;">
            <legend>Gridview Binding Example</legend>
            <asp:GridView ID="EmpGridView" runat="server" AutoGenerateColumns="False" CellPadding="4" ForeColor="#333333" GridLines="None">    
         <AlternatingRowStyle BackColor="White" />
        <asp:BoundField DataField="EMP_NAME"  HeaderText="Name" />
        <asp:BoundField DataField="DEPT"  HeaderText="Department" />
        <asp:BoundField DataField="SALARY"  HeaderText="Salary" />  
         <EditRowStyle BackColor="#2461BF" />
         <FooterStyle BackColor="#507CD1" Font-Bold="True" ForeColor="White" />
         <HeaderStyle BackColor="#507CD1" Font-Bold="True" ForeColor="White" />
         <PagerStyle BackColor="#2461BF" ForeColor="White" HorizontalAlign="Center" />
         <RowStyle BackColor="#EFF3FB" />
         <SelectedRowStyle BackColor="#D1DDF1" Font-Bold="True" ForeColor="#333333" />
         <SortedAscendingCellStyle BackColor="#F5F7FB" />
         <SortedAscendingHeaderStyle BackColor="#6D95E1" />
         <SortedDescendingCellStyle BackColor="#E9EBEF" />
         <SortedDescendingHeaderStyle BackColor="#4870BE" />
  • In the code behind file(.aspx.cs)  of your website write the code as:

C#.Net Code to bind gridview using SqlDataAdapter, DataSet and query in

First include the following namespaces

using System.Data;
using System.Data.SqlClient;
using System.Configuration;
then write code as:
  protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
        if (!IsPostBack)

    private void BindEmpGrid()
        DataSet ds = new DataSet();
            SqlConnection con = new SqlConnection(ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings["EmpCon"].ConnectionString);
            SqlDataAdapter adp = new SqlDataAdapter("SELECT * FROM EMPLOYEE", con);

            if (ds.Tables[0].Rows.Count > 0)
                EmpGridView.DataSource = ds;
        catch(Exception ex)
            Response.Write("Error Occured: " + ex.ToString());

 VB.Net Code to bind gridview using SqlDataAdapter, DataSet and query in

First import the following namespaces

Imports System.Data
Imports System.Data.SqlClient
Imports System.Configuration

then write code as:

Private Sub BindEmpGrid()
                    Dim ds As New DataSet()
        Dim con As New SqlConnection(ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings("EmpCon").ConnectionString)

                                         Dim adp As New SqlDataAdapter("SELECT * FROM EMPLOYEE", con)


                                         If ds.Tables(0).Rows.Count > 0 Then
                                                             EmpGridView.DataSource = ds
                                                             EmpGridView.DataSource = Nothing
                                         End If
                    Catch ex As Exception
                                         Response.Write("Error Occured: " & ex.ToString())
                    End Try

End Sub

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September 27, 2013 ×

Dear sir
This is piyush sharma. I need a help regarding the gridview when we click on the gridview row the value will be displayed on the popup window in the gridview pl tell me if it is possible its urgent

September 27, 2013 ×

Hello piyush..i got your requirement and yes it is possible..i will create an article as per your requirement as soon as keep reading for more useful updates :)


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