Binding a GridView programmatically with Generic List Collection

Suppose we want to display a list of titles of books in a GridView control and the data source is a Generic List collection. By binding a GridView programmatically with Generic List Collection we can display a generic list collection such as titles of books or names of cities. The solution given below can be used to display titles of books in the GridView control.

The first step is to create the Generic List of titles of books. In the Page_Load method we write the following code to create the List. The next step is to bind the Generic List collection to a GridView control.

To programmatically bind the GridView control with Generic List Collection, we set the gridView control's DataSource property to the List Collection and call the DataBind() method to load items from the List collection. All this is done in the Page_Load method. Binding happens in the Page_Load event and the Generic List is displayed as the page loads. This feature of GridView can be used to display data which is not in a Database but in other formats.

When we programmatically bind the GridView control, the declaration of GridView is simple and contains ID property only.

<asp:GridView ID="GridView1"  runat="server" />

using System.Collections.Generic;

public partial class bindlist : System.Web.UI.Page
    protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
        // book list

        List booklist = new List();
        booklist.Add("Develop Erp software - Desktop");
        booklist.Add("Develop web Erp software - Web enabled");
        booklist.Add("Database programming using and c#");
        //bind the GridView
        GridView1.DataSource = booklist;

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