Looping through gridview in C# always return empty

I had a gridview which was bounded to a datasource (datatable in my case) in code behind in C#. Code was something like this

foreach (GridViewRow Row in GV_Items.Rows)
     string str = Row.Cells[0].Text;

This was always returning empty (”) no matter which column index I was pointing to. I tried different variations like


but it failed too. After pondering on it for quite a while and still not resolved, I decided to loop through the data source itself, in my case a datatable. That actually worked! That code looks like this


I am still not sure why it will not read the values from GridView in a loop but at least there is work around.

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