I decided to write this simple example because I always encounter this kind of issue at the asp.net forums including this thread: http://forums.asp.net/t/1440947.aspx.

 

Basically this demo shows on how to generate ASP Table rows and columns on every click of the Button and retain the entered values on postbacks.

 

Here are the code blocks below:

 

ASPX:

 

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">

 

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">

<head runat="server">

    <title>Dynamic Adding of Rows in ASP Table Demo</title>

</head>

<body>

    <form id="form1" runat="server">

    <asp:Button ID="Button1" runat="server" onclick="Button1_Click" Text="Button" />

    </form>

    </body>

</html>

 

 

As you can see, the webform only contain a single Button. Now let’s create the methods for generating the Rows. Here are the code blocks below:

 

using System;

using System.Web;

using System.Web.UI;

using System.Web.UI.WebControls;

 

public partial class _Default1 : System.Web.UI.Page

{

    //A global variable that will hold the current number of Rows

    //We set the values to 1 so that it will generate a default Row when the page loads

    private int numOfRows = 1;

  

    protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)

    {

        //Generate the Rows on Initial Load

        if (!Page.IsPostBack)

        {

            GenerateTable(numOfRows);

        }

    }

 

    protected void Button1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)

    {

        if (ViewState["RowsCount"] != null)

        {

            numOfRows = Convert.ToInt32(ViewState["RowsCount"].ToString());

            GenerateTable(numOfRows);

        }

    }

 

    private void SetPreviousData(int rowsCount, int colsCount)

    {

        Table table = (Table)Page.FindControl("Table1");

        if (table != null)

        {

            for (int i = 0; i < rowsCount; i++)

            {

                for (int j = 0; j < colsCount; j++)

                {

                    //Extracting the Dynamic Controls from the Table

                    TextBox tb = (TextBox)table.Rows[i].Cells[j].FindControl("TextBoxRow_" + i + "Col_" + j);

                    //Use Request objects for getting the previous data of the dynamic textbox

                    tb.Text = Request.Form["TextBoxRow_" + i + "Col_" + j];

                }

            }

        }

    }

 

    private void GenerateTable(int rowsCount)

    {

 

        //Creat the Table and Add it to the Page

        Table table = new Table();

        table.ID = "Table1";

        Page.Form.Controls.Add(table);

 

        //The number of Columns to be generated

        const int colsCount = 3;//You can changed the value of 3 based on you requirements

 

        // Now iterate through the table and add your controls

 

        for (int i = 0; i < rowsCount; i++)

        {

            TableRow row = new TableRow();

            for (int j = 0; j < colsCount; j++)

            {

                TableCell cell = new TableCell();

                TextBox tb = new TextBox();

 

                // Set a unique ID for each TextBox added

                tb.ID = "TextBoxRow_" + i + "Col_" + j;

                // Add the control to the TableCell

                cell.Controls.Add(tb);

                // Add the TableCell to the TableRow

                row.Cells.Add(cell);

            }

 

            // And finally, add the TableRow to the Table

            table.Rows.Add(row);

        }

 

        //Set Previous Data on PostBacks

        SetPreviousData(rowsCount, colsCount);

 

        //Sore the current Rows Count in ViewState

        rowsCount++;

        ViewState["RowsCount"] = rowsCount;

 

 

    }

}

 

 

 

As you can see the code above was pretty straight forward and self explanatory. Running the code above will give this output below in the page.


Adding Rows to ASP.Net Table Dynamically



That’s it! Hope you will find this example useful! Download the related sample using the link below.


Generate_Dynamic_Rows_in_ASP_Table.zip (1.89 kb)