October 24, 2012

GridView can be used to display tabular data. Sometimes, instead of paging data, it might be user friendly to display all data in a scrollable format.

It's quite easy to implement this using CSS. In the example below, I have got a div element with a GridView in it and have applied styles to the div to allow scrolling. 

GridView
  1. <div style="height:200px; overflow:scroll;">
  2.     <asp:GridView ID="Gv2" runat="server" AutoGenerateColumns="true"
  3.             DataKeyNames="Uid" DataSourceID="EntityDataSource2">
  4.     </asp:GridView>
  5.         
  6.     <asp:EntityDataSource ID="EntityDataSource2" runat="server"
  7.         ConnectionString="name=ProductsEntities"
  8.         DefaultContainerName="ProductsEntities" EnableFlattening="False"
  9.         EntitySetName="Products">
  10.     </asp:EntityDataSource>    
  11. </div>

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Reference: Shahed Kazi at AspNetify.com