Databound Controls

While working in applications there are few template repeating controls available like Gridview , Datalist  and DataRepeater . know if one wants to get a single element for any of the control , e.g i want to get the value of some specific item like in shopping cart how many items in cart etc so here are some methods to go through the elements of these controls.

Method 1
  1. click Event of that control , or selected index change event of that control
ImageButton btnbid = (ImageButton)sender;
        int id = Convert.ToInt16(btnbid.CommandArgument);
Method 2
 2. foreach (GridViewRow row in GridView1.Rows)
        // Selects the text from the TextBox
        // which is inside the GridView control
        string textBoxText = ((TextBox)row.FindControl("TextBox1")).Text;
Method 3
 private void ChangeBtn_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
        Control x = MyRepeater.Items[0].FindControl("Message");
        if (x != null) list = WalkContainers(x);
        MyRepeater.DataSource = list;
    private ArrayList WalkContainers(Control ctl)
        ArrayList ret = new ArrayList();
        Control parent = ctl.NamingContainer;
        if (parent != null)
            ArrayList sublist = WalkContainers(parent);
            for (int j = 0; j < sublist.Count; j++) ret.Add(sublist[j]);
        return ret;
Method 4 :
Method 5 :
GridViewRow gr1 = (GridViewRow)((ImageButton)sender).NamingContainer;
Method 6 :
void AuthorsGridView_RowDataBound (Object sender, GridViewRowEventArgs e)
    // Check for a row in edit mode.
    if(e.Row.RowState == DataControlRowState.Edit)
      // Preselect the DropDownList control with the state value
      // for the current row.
      // Retrieve the underlying data item. In this example
      // the underlying data item is a DataRowView object. 
      DataRowView rowView = (DataRowView)e.Row.DataItem;
      // Retrieve the state value for the current row. 
      String state = rowView["state"].ToString();
      // Retrieve the DropDownList control from the current row. 
      DropDownList list = (DropDownList)e.Row.FindControl("StatesList");
      // Find the ListItem object in the DropDownList control with the 
      // state value and select the item.
      ListItem item = list.Items.FindByText(state);
      list.SelectedIndex = list.Items.IndexOf(item);