How to: Change color of rows in GridView on mouseover

In this article I will show you how to change color of row in GridView on mouseover.

Please Try this:

Step 1: Fill the Gridview With the help of Database like:

SqlConnection conn1 = new SqlConnection(ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings["conn"].ConnectionString);
SqlDataAdapter da1 = new SqlDataAdapter("select fname,lname,city from cust", conn1);
DataSet ds1 = new DataSet();
GridView1.DataSource = ds1;

Step 2: Now we call the javascript on the Gridview on the GridView1_RowDataBound:

protected void GridView1_RowDataBound(object sender, GridViewRowEventArgs e)
    if (e.Row.RowType == DataControlRowType.DataRow)
        e.Row.Attributes["onmouseover"] =
        e.Row.Attributes["onmouseout"] =

Step 3: In the aspx page( call the funtion):-

<script language=javascript type="text/javascript">
    function mouseovercolor(mytxt) {
        mytxt.bgColor = 'Orange';
    function mouseoutcolor(mytxt) {
        element.bgColor = 'White';

Now run the page and see the desired result. 

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