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DynamicDataExtensions::FindFieldTemplate Method

Returns the field template for the specified column in the specified control's naming container.

Namespace:  System.Web.DynamicData
Assembly:  System.Web.DynamicData (in System.Web.DynamicData.dll)

[ExtensionAttribute]
public:
static Control^ FindFieldTemplate(
	Control^ control, 
	String^ columnName
)

Parameters

control
Type: System.Web.UI::Control

The containing control.

columnName
Type: System::String

The name of the column.

Return Value

Type: System.Web.UI::Control
The field template for the specified column in the specified control's naming container.

Usage Note

In Visual Basic and C#, you can call this method as an instance method on any object of type Control. When you use instance method syntax to call this method, omit the first parameter. For more information, see Extension Methods (Visual Basic) or Extension Methods (C# Programming Guide).

The following example shows how to find the text box control for a specified column name. In example, the Dynamic Data page templates are copied to the \DynamicData\CustomPages\ProductDescriptions folder to provide a custom display for the ProductDescription table of the AdventureWorksLT database. The Insert.aspx file markup is changed to add an OnDataBound event handler named DetailsView1_DataBound, in which the FindDataSourceControl method is called to find a text box control.

using System;
using System.Data;
using System.Configuration;
using System.Collections;
using System.Linq;
using System.Web;
using System.Web.Security;
using System.Web.UI;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls.WebParts;
using System.Web.UI.HtmlControls;
using System.Xml.Linq;
using System.Web.DynamicData;

public partial class Insert : System.Web.UI.Page {
    protected MetaTable table;

    protected void Page_Init(object sender, EventArgs e) {
        DynamicDataManager1.RegisterControl(DetailsView1);
    }

    protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e) {
        table = DetailsDataSource.GetTable();
        Title = table.DisplayName;
    }

    protected void DetailsView1_DataBound(object sender, EventArgs e) {

        var dsc = DetailsView1.FindDataSourceControl() as LinqDataSource;
        if (dsc == null || dsc.EnableInsert != true)
            return;

        var mTbl = DetailsView1.FindMetaTable() as MetaTable;
        if (mTbl != null)
            LblMetaTbl.Text = "Column count = " + mTbl.Columns.Count.ToString();


        var fldTmpUsrCtl = DetailsView1.FindFieldTemplate("Description") as FieldTemplateUserControl;
        if (fldTmpUsrCtl != null) {
            var entryFldDescript = fldTmpUsrCtl.DataControl as TextBox;
            entryFldDescript.Text = "(Enter short Description here.)";
        }

        var fldTmpUsrCtl2 = DetailsView1.FindFieldTemplate("ModifiedDate") as FieldTemplateUserControl;
        if (fldTmpUsrCtl2 != null) {
            var entryFldModDate = fldTmpUsrCtl2.DataControl as TextBox;
            entryFldModDate.Text = System.DateTime.Now.Date.ToShortDateString();
        }
    }

    protected void DetailsView1_ItemCommand(object sender, DetailsViewCommandEventArgs e) {
        if (e.CommandName == DataControlCommands.CancelCommandName) {
            Response.Redirect(table.ListActionPath);
        }
    }

    protected void DetailsView1_ItemInserted(object sender, DetailsViewInsertedEventArgs e) {
        if (e.Exception == null) {
            Response.Redirect(table.ListActionPath);
        }
    }
}


...


<%@ Page Language="C#" MasterPageFile="~/Site.master" CodeFile="Insert.aspx.cs" Inherits="Insert" %>

<asp:Content ID="Content1" ContentPlaceHolderID="ContentPlaceHolder1" Runat="Server">
    <asp:DynamicDataManager ID="DynamicDataManager1" runat="server" AutoLoadForeignKeys="true" />

    <h2> DynamicData\CustomPages\ProductDescriptions\Insert.aspx <%= table.DisplayName %></h2>
    <p>   <asp:Label ID="LblMetaTbl" runat="server" Text="Label"></asp:Label>   </p>

    <asp:ScriptManagerProxy runat="server" ID="ScriptManagerProxy1" />

    <asp:ValidationSummary ID="ValidationSummary1" runat="server" EnableClientScript="true"
        HeaderText="List of validation errors" />
    <asp:DynamicValidator runat="server" ID="DetailsViewValidator" ControlToValidate="DetailsView1" Display="None" />

    <asp:DetailsView ID="DetailsView1" runat="server" DataSourceID="DetailsDataSource" DefaultMode="Insert"
        AutoGenerateInsertButton="True" OnItemCommand="DetailsView1_ItemCommand" OnItemInserted="DetailsView1_ItemInserted"
        CssClass="detailstable" FieldHeaderStyle-CssClass="bold"
        OnDataBound="DetailsView1_DataBound">
    </asp:DetailsView>

    <asp:LinqDataSource ID="DetailsDataSource" runat="server" EnableInsert="true">
    </asp:LinqDataSource>
</asp:Content>

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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