Hi<BR><BR>I have a DataGrid and in the footer I wish to implement a&#039;new record&#039; facility (in c# not VB). One of these footer columns needs to contain a databound dropdownlist, but somehow the fact that this control is embedded in the DataGrids FooterTemplate tag prevents this DDL from being populated on page load. <BR><BR>Any help much appreciated.<BR><BR>Thanks,<BR>Bill