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In this video, we will discuss about
1. The difference between datagrid and gridview controls
2. What to choose datagrid or gridview

Difference between DataGrid and GridView
1. DataGrid is introduced in 1.1 and is still supported today. GridView is introduced in 2.0. 
2. Declarative datasource controls can be used with DataGrid only for data selection. Tasks like paging, sorting, deletes and updates must be done in code. The GridView control can achieve all of these using the declarative datasource controls.
3. GridView introduces new column types.

What to choose datagrid or gridview
If you are using 2.0 or later, I personally suggest using gridview over datagrid control.

DataGrid control is not found in visual toolbox?
If you are using visual studio 2008 or later versions, by default DataGrid control is not shown in the visual studio toolbox. If you want the datagrid control, to appear in visual studio toolbox, follow these steps
1. Right click on toolbox, and select "Choose Items"
2. From "Choose Toolbox Items" dialog box, select "DataGrid" that is present in "System.Web" assembly. 
3. Finally click OK. You should now see "DataGrid" control in visual studio toolbox.


  1. Hi sir g!!!
    Sir G please reply when you up load WPF and WCF series please reply..........

    1. Hi, I will try and record WCF and WPF as soon as I can. After we are done with gridview tutorial, we will start with MVC, followed by WCF and then WPF. Thank you very much for your patience and understanding.

  2. Hi Venkat,
    Just a request, kindly cover other data bound controls (datalist,listview,repeater ,formview etc) as well along with the gridview tutorials.
    I like your current approach of few videos on each topic/technology, this way we can get a feel of each technology simultaneously. Please continue the same.
    Eagerly awaiting for MVC,WCF and WPF tutorials.


    1. Hi Rohan, I will surely cover the rest of the databound controls mentioned by you.

  3. Hi Sir,

    I am requesting you please upload LINQ series.

  4. Hi Venkat,

    This is Chandu,Thank you very much for one more series of
    video tutorials.My sincere request is that dont stop posting the
    videos in the middle. because so many people are fallowing ur videos . plese consider viewers request as soft as possible.dont take it as a burden, if you have a time please cover all the topics
    which was requested by viewers.


  5. HI venkat,

    Thank You sir giving this videos,I am requesting you please upload Gridview bind without any datasource with all TemplateFields.


    1. Sure, in fact in real time, most of the time everything is done using code. Will record and upload few videos as soon as I can.

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  6. HI venkat,

    Thank You sir giving this videos,I am requesting you please upload project on dotnet.


  7. Hi Sir,

    Waiting for WCF and WPF series.
    Sir you have made my life easy by your incredible tutorials.
    Thousand Thanks

    Best Regards,
    Niranjan N T

  8. hello sir iam big fan is there any openings for dotnet i need a job sir please help

  9. hi.I am a dot net developer.I visited your website.Its useful for people.You displayed one coding,Please display the corresponding output for the coding.So that people can understand.


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