How to bind GridView from Xml DataSource

Introduction: In the previous articles i explained How to read from XML file and bind to GridView in  and  How to sort DataSet and bind XML file data to GridView in
Now In this article i am going to explain how to create xml file and  Bind/ Load/ Fill GridView data control from xml file in

Implementation: Let's understand by an example
  •  First Create a new website and add XML file. To add XML file follow the simple steps:
Go to Website Menu -> Add New Item -> Select XML File and give name “books.xml”. Then paste the following xml tags in the books.xml file
Create xml file as:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
    <Title>ASP.NET 4.0</Title>   
    <Publisher>natraj publication</Publisher>
    <Author>shiv prasad</Author>
    <Publisher>anand publication</Publisher>
    <Title>Sql Server</Title>
    <Publisher>daisy publication</Publisher>
  • Place a gridview control on design page (.aspx)
<asp:GridView ID="grdBooks" runat="server">

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

VB.Net code to bind GridView from Xml DataSource
  • In the code behind file(.aspx.vb) write the code as:
Protected Sub Page_Load(sender As Object, e As EventArgs)
End Sub

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

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