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GridView.OnRowCommand Method

Raises the RowCommand event.

Namespace:  System.Web.UI.WebControls
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)

protected virtual void OnRowCommand(
	GridViewCommandEventArgs e
)

The RowCommand event is raised when a button is clicked in the GridView control. This enables you to provide an event-handling method that performs a custom routine whenever this event occurs.

Raising an event invokes the event handler through a delegate. For more information, see Raising an Event.

The OnRowCommand method also allows derived classes to handle the event without attaching a delegate. This is the preferred technique for handling the event in a derived class.

Notes to Inheritors

When overriding OnRowCommand in a derived class, be sure to call the base class's OnRowCommand method so that registered delegates receive the event.

A Visual Studio Web site project with source code is available to accompany this topic: Download.

The following example demonstrates how provide an event-handling method for the RowCommand event. When the Add button is clicked for a given row of the GridView control, the name of the selected customer is added to a ListBox control.



<%@ Page language="C#" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<script runat="server">

  void ContactsGridView_RowCommand(Object sender, GridViewCommandEventArgs e)
  {
    // If multiple buttons are used in a GridView control, use the
    // CommandName property to determine which button was clicked.
    if(e.CommandName=="Add")
    {
      // Convert the row index stored in the CommandArgument
      // property to an Integer.
      int index = Convert.ToInt32(e.CommandArgument);

      // Retrieve the row that contains the button clicked 
      // by the user from the Rows collection.
      GridViewRow row = ContactsGridView.Rows[index];

      // Create a new ListItem object for the contact in the row.     
      ListItem item = new ListItem();
      item.Text = Server.HtmlDecode(row.Cells[2].Text) + " " +
        Server.HtmlDecode(row.Cells[3].Text);

      // If the contact is not already in the ListBox, add the ListItem 
      // object to the Items collection of the ListBox control. 
      if (!ContactsListBox.Items.Contains(item))
      {
        ContactsListBox.Items.Add(item);
      }
    }
  }    
</script>

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
  <head runat="server">
    <title>GridView RowCommand Example</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">

      <h3>GridView RowCommand Example</h3>

      <table width="100%">
        <tr>
          <td style="width:50%">

            <asp:gridview id="ContactsGridView" 
              datasourceid="ContactsSource"
              allowpaging="true" 
              autogeneratecolumns="false"
              onrowcommand="ContactsGridView_RowCommand"
              runat="server">

              <columns>
                <asp:buttonfield buttontype="Link" 
                  commandname="Add" 
                  text="Add"/>
                <asp:boundfield datafield="ContactID" 
                  headertext="Contact ID"/>
                <asp:boundfield datafield="FirstName" 
                  headertext="First Name"/> 
                <asp:boundfield datafield="LastName" 
                  headertext="Last Name"/>
              </columns>

            </asp:gridview>

          </td>

          <td style="vertical-align:top; width:50%">

            Contacts: <br/>
            <asp:listbox id="ContactsListBox"
              runat="server" Height="200px" Width="200px"/>

          </td>
        </tr>
      </table>

      <!-- This example uses Microsoft SQL Server and connects    -->
      <!-- to the AdventureWorks sample database. Use an ASP.NET  -->
      <!-- expression to retrieve the connection string value     -->
      <!-- from the Web.config file.                              -->
      <asp:sqldatasource id="ContactsSource"
        selectcommand="Select [ContactID], [FirstName], [LastName] From Person.Contact"
        connectionstring="<%$ ConnectionStrings:AdventureWorks_DataConnectionString%>" 
        runat="server"/>

    </form>
  </body>
</html>



.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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