Retrieving Invisible Columns data from Gridview RowCommand And Databound events

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Retrieving Invisible Column data of Gridview from RowCommand And Databound events

This code shows how to retrieve invisible column data from Gridview


<form id="form1" runat="server">
<asp:GridView ID="GrdRetrieveControlsData" runat="server" AutoGenerateColumns="false"
<asp:BoundField DataField="EmployeeCode" HeaderText="Emp Code" Visible="false"/>
<asp:BoundField DataField="FirstName" HeaderText="First Name" /
<asp:TemplateField HeaderText="Edit">
<asp:ImageButton ID="btnEdit" ImageUrl="~/images/Edit.gif" CommandName="Edit"
CommandArgument='<%#Container.DataItemIndex %>' runat="server"/>


string sDsn = ConfigurationSettings.AppSettings["Con"].ToString();

protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
if (!Page.IsPostBack)
// binding gridview

private void BindGridView()
DataSet ds = SqlHelper.ExecuteDataset(sDsn, "PS_GetDetails");
GrdRetrieveControlsData.DataSource = ds.Tables[0];

protected void GrdRetrieveControlsData_RowDataBound(object sender, GridViewRowEventArgs e)
if (e.Row.RowIndex != -1 && e.Row.DataItem != null)
int iIndex = e.Row.RowIndex;
string sEmpId = GrdRetrieveControlsData.DataKeys[iIndex].Values["EmployeeCode"].ToString().Trim();

protected void GrdRetrieveControlsData_RowCommand(object sender, GridViewCommandEventArgs e)
if (e.CommandName.Equals("Edit"))
int iIndex = Convert.ToInt32(e.CommandArgument);
GridViewRow gRow = GrdRetrieveControlsData.Rows[iIndex];

string sEmpId1 = GrdRetrieveControlsData.DataKeys[iIndex].Values["EmployeeCode"].ToString().Trim();


Guest Author: Carlos17 Nov 2011

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