Populate custom pagination for databind controls using custom paging in asp.net c#

This article explains how to make different - different type of pager (i.e. pagination links) with the given total row count, page size and current page index.

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As we know when we use default paging in gridview, pager and pagination automatic create and maintain by asp.net we just need to change property for getting different type of pagination but when we are using custom paging in databind control then we need to generate pager manually and make a logic for populating different - different type of pagination so here is the some predefined nice pagination template logic.

Just use generatePager method and call it after binding your result data gridview and pass three parameter that is total row count , page size and current page index.

Generate pager with whole page links, next and previous button -


public void generatePager(int totalRowCount, int pageSize, int currentPage)
{
    int totalPageCount = (int)Math.Ceiling((decimal)totalRowCount / pageSize);

    List<ListItem> pageLinkContainer = new List<ListItem>();

    pageLinkContainer.Add(new ListItem(" << Previous << ", (currentPage - 1).ToString(), currentPage > 1));
    for (int i = 1; i <= totalPageCount; i++)
    {
        pageLinkContainer.Add(new ListItem(i.ToString(), i.ToString(), currentPage != i));
    }
    pageLinkContainer.Add(new ListItem(" >> Next >> ", (currentPage + 1).ToString(), currentPage < totalPageCount));

    dlPager.DataSource = pageLinkContainer;
    dlPager.DataBind();
}

Generate pager with whole page links, next and previous button.
Generate pager with whole page links, next and previous button demo

Generate page with 5 page links at a time and with first, last button -


public void generatePager(int totalRowCount, int pageSize, int currentPage)
{
    int totalLinkInPage = 5;
    int totalPageCount = (int)Math.Ceiling((decimal)totalRowCount / pageSize);

    int startPageLink = Math.Max(currentPage - (int)Math.Floor((decimal)totalLinkInPage / 2), 1);
    int lastPageLink = Math.Min(startPageLink + totalLinkInPage - 1, totalPageCount);

    if ((startPageLink + totalLinkInPage - 1) > totalPageCount)
    {
        lastPageLink = Math.Min(currentPage + (int)Math.Floor((decimal)totalLinkInPage / 2), totalPageCount);
        startPageLink = Math.Max(lastPageLink - totalLinkInPage + 1, 1);
    }

    List<ListItem> pageLinkContainer = new List<ListItem>();

    if (startPageLink != 1)
        pageLinkContainer.Add(new ListItem("First", "1", currentPage != 1));
    for (int i = startPageLink; i <= lastPageLink; i++)
    {
        pageLinkContainer.Add(new ListItem(i.ToString(), i.ToString(), currentPage != i));
    }
    if (lastPageLink != totalPageCount)
        pageLinkContainer.Add(new ListItem("Last", totalPageCount.ToString(), currentPage != totalPageCount));

    dlPager.DataSource = pageLinkContainer;
    dlPager.DataBind();


Generate page with 5 page links at a time and with first, last button.
Generate page with 5 page links at a time and with first, last button  demo

Generate Pager with 5 links at a time, first, last, next and previous button -


public void generatePager(int totalRowCount, int pageSize, int currentPage)
{
    int totalLinkInPage = 5;
    int totalPageCount = (int)Math.Ceiling((decimal)totalRowCount / pageSize);

    int startPageLink = Math.Max(currentPage - (int)Math.Floor((decimal)totalLinkInPage / 2), 1);
    int lastPageLink = Math.Min(startPageLink + totalLinkInPage - 1, totalPageCount);

    if ((startPageLink + totalLinkInPage - 1) > totalPageCount)
    {
        lastPageLink = Math.Min(currentPage + (int)Math.Floor((decimal)totalLinkInPage / 2), totalPageCount);
        startPageLink = Math.Max(lastPageLink - totalLinkInPage + 1, 1);
    }

    List<ListItem> pageLinkContainer = new List<ListItem>();

    pageLinkContainer.Add(new ListItem("First", "1", currentPage != 1));
    pageLinkContainer.Add(new ListItem(" << Previous << ", (currentPage - 1).ToString(), currentPage > 1));
    for (int i = startPageLink; i <= lastPageLink; i++)
    {
        pageLinkContainer.Add(new ListItem(i.ToString(), i.ToString(), currentPage != i));
    }
    pageLinkContainer.Add(new ListItem(" >> Next >> ", (currentPage + 1).ToString(), currentPage < totalPageCount));
    pageLinkContainer.Add(new ListItem("Last", totalPageCount.ToString(), currentPage != totalPageCount));

    dlPager.DataSource = pageLinkContainer;
    dlPager.DataBind();
}

Generate Pager with 5 links at a time, first, last, next and previous button.
Generate Pager with 5 links at a time, first, last, next and previous button demo

CommondArgument actually have the page index we have to find page index in click event and bind result grid , pager datallist again.

Html Part :

protected void dlPager_ItemCommand(object source, DataListCommandEventArgs e)
{
   if (e.CommandName == "PageNo")
   {
       bindGrid(Convert.ToInt32(e.CommandArgument));
   }
}


<asp:DataList CellPadding="5" RepeatDirection="Horizontal" runat="server" ID="dlPager"
    onitemcommand="dlPager_ItemCommand">
    <ItemTemplate>
       <asp:LinkButton Enabled='<%#Eval("Enabled") %>' runat="server" ID="lnkPageNo" Text='<%#Eval("Text") %>' CommandArgument='<%#Eval("Value") %>' CommandName="PageNo"></asp:LinkButton>
    </ItemTemplate>
</asp:DataList>



Binding Grid Control Code :

public void bindGrid(int currentPage)
{
 int pageSize = 10;
 int _TotalRowCount = 0;

 string _ConStr = ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings["DefaultConnection"].ConnectionString;
 using (SqlConnection con = new SqlConnection(_ConStr))
 {

   SqlCommand cmd = new SqlCommand("getDeals", con);
   cmd.CommandType = CommandType.StoredProcedure;

   int startRowNumber = ((currentPage - 1) * pageSize) + 1;
      
   cmd.Parameters.AddWithValue("@StartIndex", startRowNumber);
   cmd.Parameters.AddWithValue("@PageSize", pageSize);

   SqlParameter parTotalCount = new SqlParameter("@TotalCount"SqlDbType.Int);
   parTotalCount.Direction = ParameterDirection.Output;
   cmd.Parameters.Add(parTotalCount);

   SqlDataAdapter da = new SqlDataAdapter(cmd);
   DataSet ds = new DataSet();
   da.Fill(ds);

   _TotalRowCount = Convert.ToInt32(parTotalCount.Value);

   grdCustomPagging.DataSource = ds;
   grdCustomPagging.DataBind();

   generatePager(_TotalRowCount, pageSize, currentPage);

 }
}

<asp:GridView Width="500" runat="server" ID="grdCustomPagging">
</asp:GridView>



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