Disabling Bound Fields through code

You can make a bound field as read only or hide the Lookupbutton of the bound field through code in the page load event.

For example


AxBoundField boundField = AxGridView1.Columns[i] as AxBoundField;

boundField.ReadOnly = true;






AxBoundField boundField = AxGridView1.Columns[i] as AxBoundField;

boundField.LookupButtonDisplaySettings = LookupButtonDisplaySettings.Never;



If they do want to hide the lookup for specific rows, then they should use a  template field instead of the AxBoundField. For example ,


 In the below code DataSet Name is DemoSet, Table Name is Table1 and FieldName is AccountNum

asp:TemplateField ConvertEmptyStringToNull="False"

            HeaderText="<%$ AxLabel:@SYS1996 %>" SortExpression="AccountNum">


                <asp:TextBox ID="TextBox1" runat="server"

                    Columns="<%$ AxDataSet:DemoSet.Table1.AccountNum.DisplayLength %>"

                    Enabled="<%$ AxDataSet:DemoSet.Table1.AccountNum.AllowEdit %>"

                    MaxLength="<%$ AxDataSet:DemoSet.Table1.AccountNum.StringSize %>"

                    Text='<%# Bind("AccountNum") %>'></asp:TextBox>

                <dynamics:AxLookup ID="AxLookup1" runat="server" DataLookupField="AccountNum"

                    DataSet="DemoSet" DataSetView="Table1" TargetControlId="TextBox1"

                    Visible="<%$ AxDataSet:DemoSet.Table1.AccountNum.AllowEdit %>">




                <asp:Label ID="Label1" runat="server" Text='<%# Bind("AccountNum") %>'></asp:Label>





Code Behind to hide the lookup control conditionally and disable the cell


protected void AxGridView1_RowDataBound(object sender, GridViewRowEventArgs e)


        if (e.Row != null && e.Row.RowType == DataControlRowType.DataRow)


       /*  disable the thrid column which displays accountnum and hide the lookup if the second field value is 1

            DataSetViewRow dataRow = (DataSetViewRow)e.Row.DataItem;

            bool isInternalProject = dataRow.GetFieldValue("Field2").ToString() == "1";


            if (isInternalProject)


                Control c = e.Row.Cells[2].FindControl("AxLookup1");

                if ( c!= null)

                    c.Visible = false;

                e.Row.Cells[2].Enabled = false;




Comments (4)

  1. Thank you for another good example. Keep them coming 🙂

  2. Thank you for another good example. Keep them comming 🙂

  3. Chandra Shekhar Mantha says:

    Can we show a custom lookup for a field whose AllowEdit Property is set to No at the AX table level????

    please help

  4. Ehtasham Ur Rahman says:

    Hi Friends!

    I am having a trouble, please guide me as I am strucked and cannot work further…

    I am having a form on EP which have the the dataSet from AX. Form is opened in Insert Mode. This form is of "Leave Request". I need to perform some action on the basis of some values. All the fields on the form are AxBoundFields used in AxGroups. For example I want to calculate the date difference between the "Leave Start Date" and "Leave End Date". Should I need to attach the event with "OnDataChanged" event of "Leave End Date" AxDataBound field? I am doing bt it is not effecting.

    Secondly, there is a AxCheckBoundField, I need to hide/unhide some AxBoundFields on the basis of that AxCheckBoundField. I attached the event , it is hiding and unhiding correctly bt the problem is when the event is fired, all the values in AxBoundField are lost…. I am not understanding, what's happening..

    Please reply me as soon as possible… bcz it is pending my whole work

    Remember, I am setting the page as Insert Mode in Page_load event.

    Thanks in Advance.



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