The GridView default “AutoGenerate” links are very boring to look at. Here is how to make them buttons. First you will need to make the GridView AutoGenerateEditButton=”false”. Next, inside the <columns> of your gridview, depending on where you want your button to be located you need the following:
<%-- Edit Button --%> <asp:commandfield showeditbutton="true" buttontype="Button" />
That will turn the link into a default button. There are many properties of the CommandField to use if you want to make your buttons a image or something else.