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DynamicDataExtensions.FindMetaTable Method

Returns the metatable object for the containing data control.

Namespace:  System.Web.DynamicData
Assembly:  System.Web.DynamicData (in System.Web.DynamicData.dll)
public static MetaTable FindMetaTable(
	this Control current
)

Parameters

current
Type: System.Web.UI.Control

The current control.

Return Value

Type: System.Web.DynamicData.MetaTable
The metatable object for the containing data control.

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 MetaTable object for a control. In the 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 FindMetaTable method is called to find the MetaTable object.

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: 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, 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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