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DataList.ItemCommand Event

Occurs when any button is clicked in the DataList control.

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

public event DataListCommandEventHandler ItemCommand
<asp:DataList OnItemCommand="DataListCommandEventHandler" />

The ItemCommand event is raised when any button is clicked in the DataList control and is commonly used when you have a button control with a custom CommandName value.

For more information about handling events, seeHow to: Consume Events in a Web Forms Application.

The following code example demonstrates how to specify and code a handler for the ItemCommand event to select an item from the DataList control.

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 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 Select Example</title>
<script runat="server">

      ICollection CreateDataSource() 
      {

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

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

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

            dr[0] = i;
            dr[1] = i * 2;
            dr[2] = 1.23 * (i + 1);

            dt.Rows.Add(dr);
         }

         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) 
         {
            ItemsList.DataSource = CreateDataSource();
            ItemsList.DataBind();
         }

      }

      void Item_Command(Object sender, DataListCommandEventArgs e) 
      {

         // Set the SelectedIndex property to select an item in the DataList.
         ItemsList.SelectedIndex = e.Item.ItemIndex;

         // Rebind the data source to the DataList to refresh the control.
         ItemsList.DataSource = CreateDataSource();
         ItemsList.DataBind();

      }

   </script>

</head>
<body>

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

      <h3>DataList Select Example</h3>

      Click <b>Select</b> to select an item.

      <br /><br />

      <asp:DataList id="ItemsList"
           GridLines="Both"
           CellPadding="3"
           CellSpacing="0"           
           OnItemCommand="Item_Command"
           runat="server">

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

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

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

         <HeaderTemplate>

            Items

         </HeaderTemplate>

         <ItemTemplate>

            <asp:LinkButton id="SelectButton" 
                 Text="Select" 
                 CommandName="Select"
                 runat="server"/>

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

         </ItemTemplate>

         <SelectedItemTemplate>

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

            <br />

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

            <br />

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

         </SelectedItemTemplate>

      </asp:DataList>

   </form>

</body>
</html>
<%@ 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 Select Example</title>
<script runat="server">

      ICollection CreateDataSource() 
      {

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

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

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

            dr[0] = i;
            dr[1] = i * 2;
            dr[2] = 1.23 * (i + 1);

            dt.Rows.Add(dr);
         }

         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) 
         {
            ItemsList.DataSource = CreateDataSource();
            ItemsList.DataBind();
         }

         // Manually register the event-handling method for the  
         // ItemCommand event.
         ItemsList.ItemCommand += 
             new DataListCommandEventHandler(this.Item_Command);

      }

      void Item_Command(Object sender, DataListCommandEventArgs e) 
      {

         // Set the SelectedIndex property to select an item in the DataList.
         ItemsList.SelectedIndex = e.Item.ItemIndex;

         // Rebind the data source to the DataList to refresh the control.
         ItemsList.DataSource = CreateDataSource();
         ItemsList.DataBind();

      }

   </script>

</head>
<body>

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

      <h3>DataList Select Example</h3>

      Click <b>Select</b> to select an item.

      <br /><br />

      <asp:DataList id="ItemsList"
           GridLines="Both"
           CellPadding="3"
           CellSpacing="0"           
           runat="server">

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

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

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

         <HeaderTemplate>

            Items

         </HeaderTemplate>

         <ItemTemplate>

            <asp:LinkButton id="SelectButton" 
                 Text="Select" 
                 CommandName="Select"
                 runat="server"/>

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

         </ItemTemplate>

         <SelectedItemTemplate>

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

            <br />

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

            <br />

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

         </SelectedItemTemplate>

      </asp:DataList>

   </form>

</body>
</html>

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.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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