error: Specified argument was out of the range of valid values. Parameter name: index

Discussion in 'ASP .Net Datagrid Control' started by Dave, Jul 7, 2006.

  1. Dave

    Dave Guest


    I want to change the color of two fields (a checkbox and a 'normal
    stringfield') of my gridview depending of their value. The checkbox works
    with the code below.
    My question is: what do i have to take as object for the 'normal
    stringfield'? I tried with 'textbox', with 'label' ... but each time i get
    the error:
    "Specified argument was out of the range of valid values. Parameter name:

    Protected Sub GridView1_RowDataBound(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As
    System.Web.UI.WebControls.GridViewRowEventArgs) Handles
    Dim cb As New CheckBox
    Dim a As ???
    cb = e.Row.Cells(6).Controls(0)
    a = e.Row.Cells(5).Controls(0)
    If cb.Checked Then
    e.Row.Cells(0).BackColor = Drawing.Color.Red
    e.Row.Cells(6).BackColor = Drawing.Color.Red
    End If

    if a.text (or matbe a.value) = "fat" then
    e.Row.Cells(6).BackColor = Drawing.Color.Green
    End If
    End Sub

    Dave, Jul 7, 2006
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  2. Dave

    Winista Guest

    In case of text, the cell itself has the text value set on it. You can skip
    the part where you are looking for control at index 0.
    Winista, Jul 7, 2006
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  3. Dave

    Winista Guest

    PArdon my VB :) I am not good at it..

    You are trying to get the text in that cell. And then use that to check the
    condition. You can do something like.

    Dim aText As String

    aText = e.Row.Cells(5).Text

    if aText = "fat" then

    Try it out...
    Winista, Jul 8, 2006
  4. Dave

    Dave Guest

    Thanks for replying,but forgive me if i don't understand what you mean ...

    I still don't know how to finish the line:
    dim as as ... (textbox ??)
    and when doing that, i still get the mentioned error ...

    If possible, can you show me the right code ...
    Dave, Jul 8, 2006
  5. Dave

    Dave Guest

    Thanks, it works now ...

    But i still don't undertsand why this statement works: (independantely of
    property 'text')
    Dim cb As New CheckBox
    cb = e.Row.Cells(6).Controls(0)

    but not this: (gives mentioned error)
    Dim a As new textbox
    a = e.Row.Cells(5).Controls(0)

    Thansk again
    Dave, Jul 8, 2006
  6. I guess it would be because Cells(5) contains no controls, so
    Controls(0) is out of range.

    Jesse Houwing, Jul 8, 2006
  7. Dave

    Dave Guest

    Hi Jesse,

    The gridview contains 7 fields (i can see them on screen). The last is a
    checkbox and the first six are textfield.
    So e.Row.Cells(6).Controls(0) is the checkbox, but why are
    e.Row.Cells(0).Controls(0) till e.Row.Cells(5).Controls(0) out of range ???

    Maybe are these texrfield not 'textbox'? But then, what are they? How can i
    know that?
    Dave, Jul 8, 2006
  8. Maybe they're just plain HTML input boxes. Or other plain text. Can you
    post the corresponding code from the ASPX?

    Jesse Houwing, Jul 8, 2006
  9. Dave

    Dave Guest


    Here below is the ASPX code:
    as you can see, they are 6 'Boundfield' and 1 checkfield, but when doing
    dim c as new BoundField

    i get the error:"type 'System.Web.UI.Control' cannot be converted to

    I also tried with"Htmlinputtext", "tablecell" ...

    <asp:SqlDataSource ID="SqlDataSource1" runat="server"
    ConnectionString="Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data Source=c:\my.mdb"
    ProviderName="System.Data.OleDb" SelectCommand="SELECT fld1,
    fld2,fld3,fld4,fld5,fld6, fld7FROM mytable"></asp:SqlDataSource>

    <asp:GridView ID="GridView1" runat="server"
    <asp:BoundField DataField="fld1"
    SortExpression="fld1" />
    <asp:BoundField DataField="fld2"
    SortExpression="fld2" />
    <asp:BoundField DataField="fld3"
    SortExpression="fld3" />
    <asp:BoundField DataField="fld4"
    SortExpression="fld4" />
    <asp:BoundField DataField="fld5"
    SortExpression="fld5" />
    <asp:BoundField DataField="fld6
    SortExpression="fld6" />
    <asp:CheckBoxField DataField="fld7"
    SortExpression="fld7" />
    Dave, Jul 9, 2006
  10. * Dave wrote, On 9-7-2006 10:12:
    The last field contains a checkbox which will be represented as a
    control, the others are just bound text which will not create a control.
    To get to that text from your code-behind you should use


    A control will only be added if the row is in edit mode (then it wil
    contain a textbox control).

    Should you always want a conrtol in there for some reason, use a
    templatecolumn and then you can put in any controls you'd want.

    Jesse Houwing, Jul 9, 2006
  11. Dave

    dave Guest


    dave, Jul 9, 2006
  12. * dave wrote, On 9-7-2006 15:14:
    You're welcome!

    Jesse Houwing, Jul 9, 2006
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