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BoundField.ApplyFormatInEditMode Property

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

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the formatting string specified by the DataFormatString property is applied to field values when the data-bound control that contains the BoundField object is in edit mode.

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

public virtual bool ApplyFormatInEditMode { get; set; }
/** @property */
public boolean get_ApplyFormatInEditMode ()

/** @property */
public void set_ApplyFormatInEditMode (boolean value)

public function get ApplyFormatInEditMode () : boolean

public function set ApplyFormatInEditMode (value : boolean)

Property Value

true to apply the formatting string to field values in edit mode; otherwise, false. The default is false.

Data-bound controls (such as DetailsView, FormView, and GridView) have different display modes that allow the user to read, edit, or insert records. By default, the formatting string specified by the DataFormatString property is applied to field values only when the data-bound control is in read-only mode. To apply the formatting string to values displayed while the data-bound control is in edit mode, set the ApplyFormatInEditMode property to true.

NoteNote

A BoundField object does not automatically remove the formatting when the field is updated in the data source. If you do not want the formatting as part of the value stored, you will need to remove the formatting programmatically.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the ApplyFormatInEditMode property to apply the formatting string to field values while a GridView control is in edit mode. The formatting is then programmatically removed before the value is updated in the data source.


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

<script runat="server">

  void CustomersGridView_RowUpdating(Object sender, GridViewUpdateEventArgs e)
  {
    
    // Use the NewValues property to retrieve the updated CustomerID
    // value entered by the user.
    String customerID = e.NewValues["CustomerID"].ToString();
  
    // Remove the formating applied by the DataFormatString property.
    if(customerID.StartsWith("D:"))
    {
      e.NewValues["CustomerID"] = customerID.Substring(2);
    }

  }
    
</script>

<html>
  <body>
    <form runat="server">
        
      <h3>BoundField Example</h3>

      <asp:gridview id="CustomersGridView" 
        datasourceid="CustomersSqlDataSource" 
        autogeneratecolumns="false"
        autogenerateeditbutton="true"
        allowpaging="true" 
        datakeynames="CustomerID"
        onrowupdating="CustomersGridView_RowUpdating"   
        runat="server">
         
        <columns>
          <asp:boundfield datafield="CustomerID"
            dataformatstring="D:{0}"
            applyformatineditmode="true"       
            headertext="Customer ID"/>
          <asp:boundfield datafield="CompanyName"
            convertemptystringtonull="true"
            headertext="Customer Name"/>
          <asp:boundfield datafield="Address"
            convertemptystringtonull="true"
            headertext="Address"/>
          <asp:boundfield datafield="City"
            convertemptystringtonull="true"
            headertext="City"/>
          <asp:boundfield datafield="PostalCode"
            convertemptystringtonull="true"
            headertext="ZIP Code"/>
          <asp:boundfield datafield="Country"
            convertemptystringtonull="true"
            headertext="Country"/>
        </columns>
                
      </asp:gridview>
            
      <!-- 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="CustomersSqlDataSource"  
        selectcommand="Select [CustomerID], [CompanyName], [Address], [City], [PostalCode], [Country] From [Customers]"
        updatecommand="Update Customers Set CustomerID=@CustomerID, CompanyName=@CompanyName, Address=@Address, City=@City, PostalCode=@PostalCode, Country=@Country Where (CustomerID = @CustomerID)"
        connectionstring="<%$ ConnectionStrings:NorthWindConnectionString%>"
        runat="server">
      </asp:sqldatasource>
            
    </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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