GridView data binding in ASP.NET using WCF service

In this article I will explain how to bind data in a GridView from SQL Server database using a WCF Service


In this article first we will create a WCF service to get data from a SQL Server table. Then we will bind these data in a GridView control.

Step 1:

Create a new WCF Service Application

Note: I am using Microsoft Visual Web Developer 2010 Express

Step 2:

Add following code in IService1.cs

Step 3:

Add following code in Service1.svc.cs

Note: Add your connection string in the Web.config file

Step 4:

Run the application to open WCF Test Client

Copy the path of Service1.svc

Step 5:

We have created a WCF service to retrieve data from database. Now we will create an ASP.NET Web Application and add drag a GridView control on Default.aspx as below

Step 6:

  • Add WCF service reference in the project
  • Right click on Service References in Solution Explorer
  • Select Add Service Reference
  • Paste location of Service1.svc in the Address box copied in Step 4
  • Click on Go
  • Click on OK

Step 7:

Add following code in Default.aspx.cs

Final Output:

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