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DataGrid.SelectedItem Property

Gets a DataGridItem object that represents the selected item in the DataGrid control.

Namespace:  System.Web.UI.WebControls
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)
[BrowsableAttribute(false)]
public virtual DataGridItem SelectedItem { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Web.UI.WebControls.DataGridItem
A DataGridItem object that represents the selected item in the DataGrid control.

Use the SelectedItem property to get a DataGridItem object that represents the selected item in the DataGrid control. This object can then be used to access the properties of the selected item.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the SelectedItem property to access the properties of the selected item in the DataList control.

<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="True" %>
<%@ Import Namespace="System.Data" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >

   <script language="C#" runat="server">

      DataTable Cart = new DataTable();
      DataView CartView;   

      void Page_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e) 
      {
         DataRow dr;

         if (Session["ShoppingCart"] == null) 
         {       
            Cart.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("Qty", typeof(String)));
            Cart.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("Item", typeof(String)));
            Cart.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("Price", typeof(String)));
            Session["ShoppingCart"] = Cart;

            // Create rows and add sample data.
            for (int i = 1; i <= 9; i++) 
            {
               dr = Cart.NewRow();
               if (i % 2 != 0)
                  dr[0] = "2";
               else
                  dr[0] = "1";
               dr[1] = "Item " + i.ToString();
               dr[2] = (1.23 * (i + 1)).ToString();
               Cart.Rows.Add(dr);
            }
         }
         else
            Cart = (DataTable)Session["ShoppingCart"];          

         CartView = new DataView(Cart);
         CartView.Sort="Item";

         if (!IsPostBack)
            BindGrid();                    
      }

      void MyDataGrid_Select(Object sender, EventArgs e) 
      {

         Label1.Text = "You selected " +
                       MyDataGrid.SelectedItem.Cells[1].Text +
                       ".<br />" + 
                       MyDataGrid.SelectedItem.Cells[1].Text +
                       " has an index number of " +
                       MyDataGrid.SelectedIndex.ToString() + ".";

      }

      void Select_Button_Click(Object sender, EventArgs e) 
      {

         MyDataGrid.SelectedIndex = 4;

      }

      void UnSelect_Button_Click(Object sender, EventArgs e) 
      {

         MyDataGrid.SelectedIndex = -1;
         Label1.Text = "";

      }

      void BindGrid() 
      {
         MyDataGrid.DataSource = CartView;
         MyDataGrid.DataBind();
      } 

   </script>

<head runat="server">
    <title>DataGrid Selection Example</title>
</head>
<body>

   <form id="form1" runat="server">

      <h3>DataGrid Selection Example</h3>

      <asp:DataGrid id="MyDataGrid" runat="server"
           BorderColor="black"
           BorderWidth="1"
           CellPadding="3"
           Font-Names="Verdana"
           Font-Size="8pt"
           OnSelectedIndexChanged="MyDataGrid_Select"
           AutoGenerateColumns="false">

         <HeaderStyle BackColor="#aaaadd">
         </HeaderStyle>

         <SelectedItemStyle BackColor="Yellow">
         </SelectedItemStyle>

         <Columns>

            <asp:ButtonColumn
                 HeaderText="Select Item"
                 ButtonType="LinkButton"
                 Text="Select"
                 CommandName="Select">

            </asp:ButtonColumn>

            <asp:BoundColumn 
                 HeaderText="Item" 
                 ReadOnly="true" 
                 DataField="Item"/>

            <asp:BoundColumn 
                 HeaderText="Quantity" 
                 DataField="Qty"/>

            <asp:BoundColumn 
                 HeaderText="Price" 
                 DataField="Price"/>

         </Columns>

      </asp:DataGrid>

      <br /><br />

      <asp:Button id="Button1"
           Text="Select Item 5"
           OnClick="Select_Button_Click"
           runat="server"/>

      <asp:Button id="Button2"
           Text="Unselect Item"
           OnClick="UnSelect_Button_Click"
           runat="server"/>

      <br /><br />

      <asp:Label id="Label1" runat="server"/> 

   </form>

</body>
</html>

<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="True"%>
<%@ Import Namespace="System.Data" %>
<%@ Import Namespace="System.Data.SqlClient" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >

<head runat="server">
    <title>Declarative BaseDataList SelectedIndexChanged Example</title>
<script runat="server">

      ICollection CreateDataSource() 
      {

         // Create sample data for the DataGrid control.
         DataTable dt = new DataTable();
         DataRow dr;

         // Define the columns of the table.
         dt.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("IntegerValue", typeof(Int32)));
         dt.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("StringValue", typeof(string)));
         dt.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("CurrencyValue", typeof(double)));

         // Populate the table with sample values.
         for (int i = 0; i < 9; i++) 
         {
            dr = dt.NewRow();

            dr[0] = i;
            dr[1] = "Item " + i.ToString();
            dr[2] = 1.23 * (i + 1);

            dt.Rows.Add(dr);
         }

         // Create a DataView from the DataTable.
         DataView dv = new DataView(dt);
         return dv;

      }

      void Page_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e) 
      {

         // Load sample data only once, when the page is first loaded.
         if (!IsPostBack) 
         {
            ItemsGrid.DataSource = CreateDataSource();
            ItemsGrid.DataBind();
         }

      }

      void IndexChange_Command(Object sender, EventArgs e)
      {

         // Display the details of the selected item.
         DetailsLabel.Text = 
            "Item Number: " + ItemsGrid.SelectedItem.Cells[1].Text + "<br />" +
            "Description: " + ItemsGrid.SelectedItem.Cells[2].Text + "<br />" +
            "Price: $" + ItemsGrid.SelectedItem.Cells[3].Text + "<br />";

      }

   </script>

</head>

<body>

   <form id="form1" runat="server">

      <h3>Declarative BaseDataList SelectedIndexChanged Example</h3>

      Select an item: 

      <br /><br />

      <asp:DataGrid id="ItemsGrid" 
           BorderColor="Black"
           ShowFooter="False" 
           CellPadding="3" 
           CellSpacing="0"
           HeaderStyle-BackColor="#aaaadd"
           OnSelectedIndexChanged="IndexChange_Command"
           runat="server">

         <Columns>

            <asp:ButtonColumn Text="Select"
                 CommandName="Select"/>

         </Columns>

      </asp:DataGrid>

      <hr />

      <table style="border-width:1; border-color:Black; margin:0">

         <tr style="background-color:#aaaadd">

            <td>

               Details

            </td>

         </tr>

         <tr>

            <td>

               <asp:Label id="DetailsLabel"
                    runat="server"
                    Text="No item selected."/>

            </td>

         </tr>

      </table>

   </form>

</body>
</html>

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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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