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DataList.EditItemStyle Property

Gets the style properties for the item selected for editing in the DataList control.

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

[PersistenceModeAttribute(PersistenceMode.InnerProperty)]
public virtual TableItemStyle EditItemStyle { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Web.UI.WebControls.TableItemStyle
A TableItemStyle object that contains the style properties for the item selected for editing in the DataList control. The default value is an empty TableItemStyle object.

Use the EditItemStyle property to provide a custom style for the item selected for editing in the DataList control. Common style attributes that can be adjusted include foreground color, background color, font, and content alignment within the cell. Providing a different style enhances the appearance of the DataList control.

Item style properties in the DataList control are inherited from one item style property to another through a hierarchy. Item style properties set lower in the hierarchy are inherited by item style properties higher in the hierarchy. For example, if you specify a red font for the ItemStyle property, all other item style properties in the DataList control will also have a red font. This allows you to provide a common appearance for the control by setting a single item style property. You can override the inherited style settings for an item style property that is higher in the hierarchy by setting its style properties. For example, you can specify a blue font for the AlternatingItemStyle property, overriding the red font specified in the ItemStyle property. The following table lists the hierarchy order from highest to lowest.

Precedence

Style Property

1

EditItemStyle

2

SelectedItemStyle

3

AlternatingItemStyle

4

ItemStyle

5

ControlStyle

To specify a custom style for the item selected for editing, place the <EditItemStyle> tags between the opening and closing tags of the DataList control. You can then list the style attributes within the opening <EditItemStyle> tag.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the EditItemStyle property to specify a different appearance for the item selected by the user for editing.

NoteNote

The following code sample uses the single-file code model and may not work correctly if copied directly into a code-behind file. This code sample must be copied into an empty text file that has an .aspx extension. For more information on the Web Forms code model, see ASP.NET Web Forms Page Code Model.


<%@ 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" >
<head>
    <title>DataList Edit Example</title>
<script runat="server">

      // The Cart and CartView objects temporarily store the data source
      // for the DataList control while the page is being processed.
      DataTable Cart = new DataTable();
      DataView CartView;   

      void Page_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e) 
      {

         // With a database, use an select query to retrieve the data. 
         // Because the data source in this example is an in-memory
         // DataTable, retrieve the data from session state if it exists;
         // otherwise, create the data source.
         GetSource();

         // The DataList control maintains state between posts to the server;
         // it only needs to be bound to a data source the first time the
         // page is loaded or when the data source is updated.
         if (!IsPostBack)
         {

            BindList();

         }

      }

      void BindList() 
      {

         // Set the data source and bind to the DataList control.
         ItemsList.DataSource = CartView;
         ItemsList.DataBind();

      }

      void GetSource()
      {

         // For this example, the data source is a DataTable that 
         // is stored in session state. If the data source does not exist,
         // create it; otherwise, load the data.
         if (Session["ShoppingCart"] == null) 
         {     

            // Create the sample data.
            DataRow dr;  

            // Define the columns of the table.
            Cart.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("Qty", typeof(Int32)));
            Cart.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("Item", typeof(String)));
            Cart.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("Price", typeof(Double)));

            // Store the table in session state to persist its values 
            // between posts to the server.
            Session["ShoppingCart"] = Cart;

            // Populate the DataTable with 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));
               Cart.Rows.Add(dr);
            }

         } 

         else
         {

            // Retrieve the sample data from session state.
            Cart = (DataTable)Session["ShoppingCart"];

         }         

         // Create a DataView and specify the field to sort by.
         CartView = new DataView(Cart);
         CartView.Sort="Item";

         return;

      }

      void Edit_Command(Object sender, DataListCommandEventArgs e) 
      {

         // Set the EditItemIndex property to the index of the item clicked
         // in the DataList control to enable editing for that item. Be sure
         // to rebind the DataList to the data source to refresh the control.
         ItemsList.EditItemIndex = e.Item.ItemIndex;
         BindList();

      }

      void Cancel_Command(Object sender, DataListCommandEventArgs e) 
      {

         // Set the EditItemIndex property to -1 to exit editing mode. Be sure
         // to rebind the DataList to the data source to refresh the control.
         ItemsList.EditItemIndex = -1;
         BindList();

      }

      void Delete_Command(Object sender, DataListCommandEventArgs e) 
      { 

         // Retrieve the name of the item to remove.
         String item = ((Label)e.Item.FindControl("ItemLabel")).Text;

         // Filter the CartView for the selected item and remove it from
         // the data source.
         CartView.RowFilter = "Item='" + item + "'";
         if (CartView.Count > 0) 
         {
            CartView.Delete(0);
         }
         CartView.RowFilter = "";

         // Set the EditItemIndex property to -1 to exit editing mode. Be sure
         // to rebind the DataList to the data source to refresh the control.
         ItemsList.EditItemIndex = -1;
         BindList();

      }

      void Update_Command(Object sender, DataListCommandEventArgs e) 
      {

         // Retrieve the updated values from the selected item.
         String item = ((Label)e.Item.FindControl("ItemLabel")).Text;
         String qty = ((TextBox)e.Item.FindControl("QtyTextBox")).Text;
         String price = ((TextBox)e.Item.FindControl("PriceTextBox")).Text;

         // With a database, use an update command to update the data.
         // Because the data source in this example is an in-memory 
         // DataTable, delete the old row and replace it with a new one.

         // Filter the CartView for the selected item and remove it from
         // the data source.
         CartView.RowFilter = "Item='" + item + "'";
         if (CartView.Count > 0)
         {
            CartView.Delete(0);
         }
         CartView.RowFilter = "";

         // ***************************************************************
         // Insert data validation code here. Make sure to validate the
         // values entered by the user before converting to the appropriate
         // data types and updating the data source.
         // ***************************************************************

         // Add a new entry to replace the previous item.
         DataRow dr = Cart.NewRow();
         dr[0] = qty;
         dr[1] = item;
         // If necessary, remove the '$' character from the price before
         // converting the price to a Double.
         if(price[0] == '$')
         {
            dr[2] = Convert.ToDouble(price.Substring(1));
         }
         else
         {
            dr[2] = Convert.ToDouble(price);
         }
         Cart.Rows.Add(dr);

         // Set the EditItemIndex property to -1 to exit editing mode. 
         // Be sure to rebind the DataList to the data source to refresh
         // the control.
         ItemsList.EditItemIndex = -1;
         BindList();

      }

   </script>

</head>
<body>

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

      <h3>DataList Edit Example</h3>

      Click <b>Edit</b> to edit the values of the item.

      <br /><br />

      <asp:DataList id="ItemsList"
           GridLines="Both"
           RepeatColumns="3"
           RepeatDirection="Horizontal"
           CellPadding="3"
           CellSpacing="0"
           OnEditCommand="Edit_Command"
           OnUpdateCommand="Update_Command"
           OnDeleteCommand="Delete_Command"
           OnCancelCommand="Cancel_Command"
           runat="server">

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

         <AlternatingItemStyle BackColor="Gainsboro">
         </AlternatingItemStyle>

         <EditItemStyle BackColor="yellow">
         </EditItemStyle>

         <HeaderTemplate>

            Items

         </HeaderTemplate>

         <ItemTemplate>

            Item:
            <%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "Item") %> 

            <br />

            Quantity:
            <%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "Qty") %>

            <br />

            Price:
            <%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "Price", "{0:c}") %>

            <br />

            <asp:LinkButton id="EditButton" 
                 Text="Edit" 
                 CommandName="Edit"
                 runat="server"/>

         </ItemTemplate>

         <EditItemTemplate>

            Item:
            <asp:Label id="ItemLabel" 
                 Text='<%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "Item") %>' 
                 runat="server"/>

            <br />

            Quantity:
            <asp:TextBox id="QtyTextBox" 
                 Text='<%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "Qty") %>' 
                 runat="server"/>

            <br />

            Price:
            <asp:TextBox id="PriceTextBox" 
                 Text='<%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "Price", "{0:c}") %>' 
                 runat="server"/>

            <br />

            <asp:LinkButton id="UpdateButton" 
                 Text="Update" 
                 CommandName="Update" 
                 runat="server"/>

            <asp:LinkButton id="DeleteButton" 
                 Text="Delete" 
                 CommandName="Delete" 
                 runat="server"/>

            <asp:LinkButton id="CancelButton" 
                 Text="Cancel" 
                 CommandName="Cancel" 
                 runat="server"/>

         </EditItemTemplate>

      </asp:DataList>

   </form>

</body>
</html>

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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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