how to render html tags on gridview from database

I have grid view to display techs notes. I am trying to force the grid view to display it as user enterd in text area

note: the grid view display the note in one line without break line or orderlist

example user Enter look like this

-hello World 1

-hello World 2

-hello World 3

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I don't know of any ready made way to do this. So just convert newlines to <br> tags and make other needed changes manually.

Or you can do something a little more fancy by converting newlines into new HTML paragraphs like I did in my article Converting Text to HTML.

You can try with this code

var input = "-hello World 1 -hello World 2";
var result = input.Replace("-",Environment.NewLine + "-" );

Its because when you entered the data in text area. It generates \n or \r for new line. And in terms of html it doesn't break the line. So the solution is replace these characters with tag.

for example in the bind expression use this :

<%# Convert.ToString(Eval("Content")).Replcae("\n","<br />").Replcae("\r","<br />") %>

Hope this will help !!

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