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DetailsView.ItemDeleting Event

Occurs when a Delete button within a DetailsView control is clicked, but before the delete operation.

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

public event DetailsViewDeleteEventHandler ItemDeleting
/** @event */
public void add_ItemDeleting (DetailsViewDeleteEventHandler value)

/** @event */
public void remove_ItemDeleting (DetailsViewDeleteEventHandler value)

In JScript, you can handle the events defined by a class, but you cannot define your own.
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The ItemDeleting event is raised when a Delete button within the DetailsView control is clicked, but before the delete operation. This allows you to provide an event handler that performs a custom routine, such as canceling the delete operation, whenever this event occurs.

A DetailsViewDeleteEventArgs object is passed to the event handler, which allows you to determine the index of the record being deleted and to indicate that the delete operation should be canceled. To cancel the delete operation, set the Cancel property to true. You can also manipulate the Keys and Values collections, if necessary, before the values are passed to the data source.

For more information about handling events, see Consuming Events.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the ItemDeleting event to cancel the delete operation if the user attempts to delete the last item from the DetailsView 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 CustomerDetailView_ItemDeleting(Object sender, DetailsViewDeleteEventArgs e)
  {
    // Cancel the delete operation if the user attempts to delete the last
    // record from the data source.
      if (CustomerDetailView.DataItemCount <= 1)
    {
      e.Cancel = true;
      MessageLabel.Text = "You must keep at least one store.";
    }
    else
    {
      MessageLabel.Text = "";
    }
  }

</script>

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
  <head runat="server">
    <title>DetailsView ItemDeleting Example</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="Form1" runat="server">
        
      <h3>DetailsView ItemDeleting Example</h3>
                
        <asp:detailsview id="CustomerDetailView"
          datasourceid="DetailsViewSource"
          datakeynames="CustomerID"
          autogeneratedeletebutton="true"  
          autogeneraterows="true"
          allowpaging="true"
          onitemdeleting="CustomerDetailView_ItemDeleting" 
          runat="server">
               
          <fieldheaderstyle backcolor="Navy"
            forecolor="White"/>
                    
        </asp:detailsview>
        
        <asp:Label id="MessageLabel"
          forecolor="Red"
          runat="server"/>
          
        <!-- This example uses Microsoft SQL Server and connects  -->
        <!-- to the Northwind sample database. Use an ASP.NET     -->
        <!-- expression to retrieve the connection string value   -->
        <!-- from the web.config file.                            -->
        <asp:SqlDataSource ID="DetailsViewSource" runat="server" 
          ConnectionString=
            "<%$ ConnectionStrings:NorthWindConnectionString%>"
            InsertCommand="INSERT INTO [Customers]([CustomerID], [CompanyName], [Address], [City], [PostalCode], [Country]) VALUES (@CustomerID, @CompanyName, @Address, @City, @PostalCode, @Country)"
            SelectCommand="Select [CustomerID], [CompanyName], 
              [Address], [City], [PostalCode], [Country] 
              From [Customers]"
            DeleteCommand="DELETE FROM [Customers] WHERE [CustomerID] = @CustomerID" >
        </asp:SqlDataSource>
    </form>
  </body>
</html>


Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0

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