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adding static text before Bind() in datalist control

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 22, 2010    Points: 0   Category :ASP.Net

Hello, I have a datalist control

In it, I have a hyperlink that im binding the url, and the text to from a mysql database

here is my code so far

<asp:HyperLink ID="HyperLink1" runat="server"
    NavigateUrl='<%#Bind("topicid") %>' Text='<%# Bind("title") %>'></asp:HyperLink>

Now, the problem is, the field "topicid" returns a number, such as 3. I want to add the following text before it: viewTopic.aspx?id=

So, ideally, i want something like this

<asp:HyperLink ID="HyperLink1" runat="server"
    NavigateUrl='<%# "viewTopic.aspx?id=" + Bind("topicid") %>' Text='<%# Bind("title") %>'></asp:HyperLink>

But, when I do it that way, I obviously get an error.

So, is there any way to solve this problem without having to modify the database?

Thank You

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