Display an Image for EmptyData in an ASP.NET GridView

The GridView’s EmptyDataText property allows you display a message when there are no results returned from the GridView control’s data source.

However if you want to display an image instead of text when no results are returned, then here's how to do so:


  <asp:Image id="imgNoData"


    AlternateText="No data found"




Shown above is an EmptyDataTemplate that can be used within the GridView. Inside the , we are using the image control to display an image when no records are returned

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Suprotim Agarwal, ASP.NET Architecture MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Professional) works as an Architect Consultant and provides consultancy on how to design and develop Web applications.

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