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DetailsView.ChangeMode Method

Switches the DetailsView control to the specified mode.

Namespace:  System.Web.UI.WebControls
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)
public void ChangeMode(
	DetailsViewMode newMode


Type: System.Web.UI.WebControls.DetailsViewMode

One of the DetailsViewMode values.

Use the ChangeMode method to programmatically switch the DetailsView control between edit, insert, and read-only mode. This method also updates the CurrentMode property with the specified mode. The following table lists the different mode values.




The DetailsView control is in edit mode, which allows the user to update the values of a record.


The DetailsView control is in insert mode, which allows the user to add a new record to the data source.


The DetailsView control is in read-only mode, which is the normal display mode.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the ChangeMode method to return the DetailsView control to read-only mode whenever the user navigates to another record.

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

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
<script runat="server">

  void CustomerDetailView_PageIndexChanged(Object sender, EventArgs e)
    // By default, if the DetailsView control is in edit mode and
    // user navigates to another page, the DetailsView control
    // remains in edit mode. In this example, the ChangeMode 
    // method is used to put the DetailsView control in read-only  
    // mode whenever the user navigates to another record.


<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
  <head runat="server">
    <title>DetailsView ChangeMode Example</title>
    <form id="Form1" runat="server">

      <h3>DetailsView ChangeMode Example</h3>

        <asp:detailsview id="CustomerDetailView"

          <fieldheaderstyle backcolor="Navy"


        <!-- 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="DetailsViewSource" runat="server" 
            "<%$ ConnectionStrings:NorthWindConnectionString%>"
          InsertCommand="INSERT INTO [Customers]([CustomerID],
            [CompanyName], [Address], [City], [PostalCode], [Country]) 
            VALUES (@CustomerID, @CompanyName, @Address, @City, 
            @PostalCode, @Country)"
          SelectCommand="Select [CustomerID], [CompanyName], 
            [Address], [City], [PostalCode], [Country] From 

.NET Framework

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

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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