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FormView.ItemInserting Event

Note: This event is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Occurs when an Insert button within a FormView control is clicked, but before the insert operation.

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

public event FormViewInsertEventHandler ItemInserting
/** @event */
public void add_ItemInserting (FormViewInsertEventHandler value)

/** @event */
public void remove_ItemInserting (FormViewInsertEventHandler value)

JScript supports the use of events, but not the declaration of new ones.

The FormView control raises the ItemInserting event when an Insert button (a button with its CommandName property set to "Insert") within the control is clicked, but before the FormView control inserts the record. This allows you to provide an event-handling method that performs a custom routine, such as HTML encoding the values of a record before inserting it in the data source, whenever this event occurs.

A FormViewInsertEventArgs object is passed to the event-handling method, which allows you to determine the value of an optional command argument sent to the FormView control and to indicate that the insert operation should be canceled. The command argument value corresponds to the CommandArgument property of the Insert button. When the CommandArgument property of the Insert button is set, use the CommandArgument property to determine the value of the command argument. To cancel the insert operation, set the Cancel property to true. You can also read or modify the field values for the new record by using the Values property.

For more information about handling events, see Consuming Events.

The following example demonstrates how to use the ItemInserting event to cancel an insert operation.


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

<script runat="server">

  void EmployeeFormView_ItemInserting(Object sender, FormViewInsertEventArgs e)
  {

    MessageLabel.Text = "";

    // Iterate through the items in the Values collection
    // and verify that the user entered a value for each 
    // text box displayed in the insert item template. Cancel
    // the insert operation if the user left a text box empty.
    foreach (DictionaryEntry entry in e.Values)
    {
      if (entry.Value.Equals(""))
      {
        // Use the Cancel property to cancel the 
        // insert operation.
        e.Cancel = true;

        MessageLabel.Text += "Please enter a value for the " +
          entry.Key.ToString() + " field.<br/>";

      }
    }
  }

  void EmployeeFormView_ModeChanged(Object sender, EventArgs e)
  {
    // Clear the MessageLabel Label control when the FormView
    // control changes modes.
    MessageLabel.Text = "";
  }

</script>

<html>
  <body>
    <form runat="server">
        
      <h3>FormViewInsertEventArgs Example</h3>
                       
      <asp:formview id="EmployeeFormView"
        datasourceid="EmployeeSource"
        allowpaging="true"
        datakeynames="EmployeeID"
        emptydatatext="No employees found."
        oniteminserting="EmployeeFormView_ItemInserting"
        onmodechanged="EmployeeFormView_ModeChanged"
        runat="server">

        <itemtemplate>
          <table>
            <tr>
              <td rowspan="5">
                <asp:image id="CompanyLogoImage"
                  imageurl="~/Images/Logo.jpg"
                  alternatetext="Company Logo"
                  runat="server"/>
              </td>
              <td colspan="2">
                  &nbsp; 
              </td>
            </tr>
            <tr>
              <td>
                <b>Name:</b>
              </td>
              <td>
                <%# Eval("FirstName") %> <%# Eval("LastName") %>
              </td>
            </tr>
            <tr>
              <td>
                <b>Title:</b>
              </td>
              <td>
                <%# Eval("Title") %>
              </td>
            </tr>
            <tr>
              <td colspan="2">
                <asp:linkbutton id="NewButton"
                  text="New"
                  commandname="New"
                  runat="server"/> 
              </td>
            </tr>
          </table>       
        </itemtemplate>
        <insertitemtemplate>
          <table>
            <tr>
              <td rowspan="4">
                <asp:image id="CompanyLogoEditImage"
                  imageurl="~/Images/Logo.jpg"
                  alternatetext="Company Logo"
                  runat="server"/>
              </td>
              <td colspan="2">
                  &nbsp; 
              </td>
            </tr>
            <tr>
              <td>
                <b>Name:</b>
              </td>
              <td>
                <asp:textbox id="FirstNameInsertTextBox"
                  text='<%# Bind("FirstName") %>'
                  runat="server"/>
                <asp:textbox id="LastNameInsertTextBox"
                  text='<%# Bind("LastName") %>'
                  runat="server"/>
              </td>
            </tr>
            <tr>
              <td>
                <b>Title:</b>
              </td>
              <td>
                <asp:textbox id="TitleInsertTextBox"
                  text='<%# Bind("Title") %>'
                  runat="server"/> 
              </td>
            </tr>
            <tr>
              <td colspan="2">
                <asp:linkbutton id="InsertButton"
                  text="Insert"
                  commandname="Insert"
                  runat="server"/>
                <asp:linkbutton id="CancelButton"
                  text="Cancel"
                  commandname="Cancel"
                  runat="server"/> 
              </td>
            </tr>
          </table>       
        </insertitemtemplate> 
                  
      </asp:formview>
      
      <br/><br/>
      
      <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="EmployeeSource"
        selectcommand="Select [EmployeeID], [LastName], [FirstName], [Title], [PhotoPath] From [Employees]"
        insertcommand="Insert Into [Employees] ([LastName], [FirstName], [Title]) VALUES (@LastName, @FirstName, @Title)"
        connectionstring="<%$ ConnectionStrings:NorthWindConnectionString%>" 
        runat="server"/>
            
    </form>
  </body>
</html>


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

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0
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