Hi all.

it’s been a long time since I wrote and I promise I will pick up the pace. But now lets get down to business how to hide columns in a grid view:

The first thing that comes to mind is going to the definition of the columns in the GridView, go to the column “Go” and put the Visible property to false. When you run the code and access the value we see that there is nothing in that cell. This is because since. NET “releases”  the binding  because it sees that the Visible property is false. We want the DataBinding we just don’t want to show the column. To solve this we will have to register to the  RowCreated event  as follows:

protected void Grid_RowCreated(object sender, GridViewRowEventArgs e)
            if (e.Row.Cells.Count > 0)
                e.Row.Cells[0].Visible = false;

This code will make sure that when a row is added the column with index 0 will be hidden.

Another and a better way in my opinion to solve this issue is using the DataBound event:

protected void Grid_DataBound(object sender, EventArgs e)
            if (Grid.Columns[0].Visible)
                Grid.Columns[0].Visible = false;


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9 Responses to “How to Hide Columns of a GridView”

  1. Anand Singh

    Said on October 21, 2008 :

    Very good……..

  2. asp.net

    Said on October 24, 2008 :

    great article :)

  3. Balaji.G

    Said on April 7, 2009 :

    this was so so gud n cool for the beginners

  4. Ishan

    Said on April 27, 2010 :

    This articledid not solved my purpose.You don have the columns property available with it.Please suggest some otherway.

  5. Nandeesh

    Said on October 5, 2010 :

    thank u i got result

  6. prasy

    Said on October 23, 2010 :


  7. aneesh

    Said on December 28, 2010 :

    Only 1st Method works Amit. Thanks though – also would be helpful to mention that one needs to add onrowcreated=”Grid_RowCreated” on the bgridview asp tag in the .aspx file.

  8. Jeff

    Said on January 22, 2011 :

    ‘RowCreated': only works for first cell, all others return ArgumentOutOfRange error

    ‘DataBound': doesn’t hide column, rather deletes it.

    How to actually “hide” the column? Thanks!

  9. Jithu

    Said on November 11, 2011 :

    Thank u….

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