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DataList.UpdateCommand Event

Occurs when the Update button is clicked for an item in the DataList control.

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

'Declaration
Public Event UpdateCommand As DataListCommandEventHandler
<asp:DataList OnUpdateCommand="DataListCommandEventHandler" />

The UpdateCommand event is raised when the Update button for an item is clicked.

A typical handler for the UpdateCommand event updates the data, sets the EditItemIndex property to -1 (to deselect the item), and then rebinds the data to the DataList control.

Caution noteCaution

This control can be used to display user input, which might include malicious client script. Check any information that is sent from a client for executable script, SQL statements, or other code before displaying it in your application. You can use validation controls to verify user input before displaying the input text in a control. ASP.NET provides an input request validation feature to block script and HTML in user input. For more information, see Securing Standard ControlsHow to: Protect Against Script Exploits in a Web Application by Applying HTML Encoding to Strings, and Validating User Input in ASP.NET Web Pages.

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

The following code example demonstrates how to specify and code a handler for the UpdateCommand event. It allows you to update the selected item in the DataList control with the new values entered by the user when the Update button is clicked.

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="VB" 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.
      Dim Cart As DataTable = New DataTable()
      Dim CartView As DataView

      Sub Page_Load(sende As Object, e As EventArgs) 

         ' 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 DataGrid 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 Not IsPostBack Then

            BindList()

         End If

      End Sub

      Sub BindList() 

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

      End Sub

      Sub 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") Is Nothing Then 

            ' Create the sample data.
            Dim dr As DataRow  

            ' Define the columns of the table.
            Cart.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("Qty", GetType(Int32)))
            Cart.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("Item", GetType(String)))
            Cart.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("Price", GetType(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.
            Dim i As Integer

            For i = 1 To 9 

               dr = Cart.NewRow()
               If (i Mod 2) <> 0 Then

                  dr(0) = 2

               Else

                  dr(0) = 1

               End If

               dr(1) = "Item " & i.ToString()
               dr(2) = (1.23 * (i + 1))
               Cart.Rows.Add(dr)

            Next i

         Else

            ' Retrieve the sample data from session state.
            Cart = CType(Session("ShoppingCart"), DataTable)

         End If         

         ' Create a DataView and specify the field to sort by.
         CartView = New DataView(Cart)
         CartView.Sort="Item"

         Return

      End Sub

      Sub Edit_Command(sender As Object, e As DataListCommandEventArgs) 

         ' 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()

      End Sub

      Sub Cancel_Command(sender As Object, e As DataListCommandEventArgs) 

         ' 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()

      End Sub

      Sub Delete_Command(sender As Object, e As DataListCommandEventArgs) 

         ' Retrieve the name of the item to remove.
         Dim item As String = (CType(e.Item.FindControl("ItemLabel"), Label)).Text

         ' Filter the CartView for the selected item and remove it from
         ' the data source.
         CartView.RowFilter = "Item='" & item & "'"
         If CartView.Count > 0 Then 

            CartView.Delete(0)

         End If
         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()

      End Sub

      Sub Update_Command(sender As Object, e As DataListCommandEventArgs) 

         ' Retrieve the updated values from the selected item.
         Dim item As String = _
             (CType(e.Item.FindControl("ItemLabel"), Label)).Text
         Dim qty As String = _
             (CType(e.Item.FindControl("QtyTextBox"), TextBox)).Text
         Dim price As String = _
             (CType(e.Item.FindControl("PriceTextBox"), TextBox)).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 Then 

            CartView.Delete(0)

         End If
         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.
         Dim dr As DataRow = Cart.NewRow()
         dr(0) = qty
         dr(1) = item
         ' If necessary, remove the '$' character from the price before 
         ' converting the price to a Double.
         If price.Chars(0) = "$" Then

            dr(2) = Convert.ToDouble(price.Substring(1))

         Else

            dr(2) = Convert.ToDouble(price)

         End If

         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()

      End Sub

   </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>

<%@ Page Language="VB" 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.
      Dim Cart As DataTable = New DataTable()
      Dim CartView As DataView

      Sub Page_Load(sende As Object, e As EventArgs) 

         ' 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 DataGrid 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 Not IsPostBack Then

            BindList()

         End If

         ' Manually register the event-handling methods.
         AddHandler ItemsList.EditCommand, AddressOf Edit_Command
         AddHandler ItemsList.UpdateCommand, AddressOf Update_Command
         AddHandler ItemsList.DeleteCommand, AddressOf Delete_Command
         AddHandler ItemsList.CancelCommand, AddressOf Cancel_Command

      End Sub

      Sub BindList() 

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

      End Sub

      Sub 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") Is Nothing Then 

            ' Create the sample data.
            Dim dr As DataRow  

            ' Define the columns of the table.
            Cart.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("Qty", GetType(Int32)))
            Cart.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("Item", GetType(String)))
            Cart.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("Price", GetType(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.
            Dim i As Integer

            For i = 1 To 9 

               dr = Cart.NewRow()
               If (i Mod 2) <> 0 Then

                  dr(0) = 2

               Else

                  dr(0) = 1

               End If

               dr(1) = "Item " & i.ToString()
               dr(2) = (1.23 * (i + 1))
               Cart.Rows.Add(dr)

            Next i

         Else

            ' Retrieve the sample data from session state.
            Cart = CType(Session("ShoppingCart"), DataTable)

         End If         

         ' Create a DataView and specify the field to sort by.
         CartView = New DataView(Cart)
         CartView.Sort="Item"

         Return

      End Sub

      Sub Edit_Command(sender As Object, e As DataListCommandEventArgs) 

         ' 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()

      End Sub

      Sub Cancel_Command(sender As Object, e As DataListCommandEventArgs) 

         ' 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()

      End Sub

      Sub Delete_Command(sender As Object, e As DataListCommandEventArgs) 

         ' Retrieve the name of the item to remove.
         Dim item As String = (CType(e.Item.FindControl("ItemLabel"), Label)).Text

         ' Filter the CartView for the selected item and remove it from 
         ' the data source.
         CartView.RowFilter = "Item='" & item & "'"
         If CartView.Count > 0 Then 

            CartView.Delete(0)

         End If
         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()

      End Sub

      Sub Update_Command(sender As Object, e As DataListCommandEventArgs) 

         ' Retrieve the updated values from the selected item.
         Dim item As String = _
             (CType(e.Item.FindControl("ItemLabel"), Label)).Text
         Dim qty As String = _
             (CType(e.Item.FindControl("QtyTextBox"), TextBox)).Text
         Dim price As String = _
             (CType(e.Item.FindControl("PriceTextBox"), TextBox)).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 Then 

            CartView.Delete(0)

         End If
         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.
         Dim dr As DataRow = Cart.NewRow()
         dr(0) = qty
         dr(1) = item
         ' If necessary, remove the '$' character from the price before 
         ' converting the price to a Double.
         If price.Chars(0) = "$" Then

            dr(2) = Convert.ToDouble(price.Substring(1))

         Else

            dr(2) = Convert.ToDouble(price)

         End If

         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()

      End Sub

   </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: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 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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