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EditCommandColumn.CancelText Property

Gets or sets the text to display for the Cancel command button in the EditCommandColumn.

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

public virtual string CancelText { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
The caption to display for the Cancel command button in the EditCommandColumn.

Use the CancelText property to specify the text to display for the Cancel command button in the EditCommandColumn.

NoteNote:

You must provide a value for the CancelText property. Otherwise, the Cancel command button will not appear in the EditCommandColumn.

The value of this property is stored in view state.

The value of this property, when set, can be saved automatically to a resource file by using a designer tool. For more information, see LocalizableAttribute and ASP.NET Globalization and Localization.

The following example demonstrates how to use the CancelText property to provide custom text for the Cancel command button.

<%@ 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 runat="server">

      // The Cart and CartView objects temporarily store the data source 
      // for the DataGrid 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 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 (!IsPostBack)
         {

            BindGrid();

         }

      }

      void ItemsGrid_Edit(Object sender, DataGridCommandEventArgs e) 
      {

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

      }

      void ItemsGrid_Cancel(Object sender, DataGridCommandEventArgs e) 
      {

         // Set the EditItemIndex property to -1 to exit editing mode.  
         // Be sure to rebind the DateGrid to the data source to refresh 
         // the control.
         ItemsGrid.EditItemIndex = -1;
         BindGrid();

      }

      void ItemsGrid_Update(Object sender, DataGridCommandEventArgs e) 
      {

         // Retrieve the text boxes that contain the values to update. 
         // For bound columns, the edited value is stored in a TextBox. 
         // The TextBox is the 0th control in a cell's Controls collection. 
         // Each cell in the Cells collection of a DataGrid item represents 
         // a column in the DataGrid control.
         TextBox qtyText = (TextBox)e.Item.Cells[3].Controls[0];
         TextBox priceText = (TextBox)e.Item.Cells[4].Controls[0];

         // Retrieve the updated values.
         String item = e.Item.Cells[2].Text;
         String qty = qtyText.Text;
         String price = priceText.Text;

         DataRow dr;

         // 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. 

         // Remove the old entry and clear the row filter.
         CartView.RowFilter = "Item='" + item + "'";
         if (CartView.Count > 0)
         {
            CartView.Delete(0);
         }
         CartView.RowFilter = "";

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

         // Add the new entry.
         dr = Cart.NewRow();
         dr[0] = Convert.ToInt32(qty);
         dr[1] = item;

         // If necessary, remove the '$' character from the price before  
         // converting it to a Double. 
         if(price[0] == '$')
         {
            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 DateGrid to the data source to refresh 
         // the control.
         ItemsGrid.EditItemIndex = -1;
         BindGrid();

      }

      void BindGrid() 
      {

         // Set the data source and bind to the Data Grid control.
         ItemsGrid.DataSource = CartView;
         ItemsGrid.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 ItemsGrid_Command(Object sender, DataGridCommandEventArgs e)
      {

         switch(((LinkButton)e.CommandSource).CommandName)
         {

            case "Delete":
               DeleteItem(e);
               break;

            // Add other cases here, if there are multiple ButtonColumns in  
            // the DataGrid control. 

            default:
               // Do nothing. 
               break;

         }

      }

      void DeleteItem(DataGridCommandEventArgs e)
      {

         // e.Item is the table row where the command is raised. For bound 
         // columns, the value is stored in the Text property of a TableCell.
         TableCell itemCell = e.Item.Cells[2];
         string item = itemCell.Text;

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

         // Rebind the data source to refresh the DataGrid control.
         BindGrid();

      }

   </script>

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

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

      <h3>DataGrid Editing Example</h3>

      <asp:DataGrid id="ItemsGrid"
           BorderColor="black"
           BorderWidth="1"
           CellPadding="3"
           OnEditCommand="ItemsGrid_Edit"
           OnCancelCommand="ItemsGrid_Cancel"
           OnUpdateCommand="ItemsGrid_Update"
           OnItemCommand="ItemsGrid_Command"
           AutoGenerateColumns="false"
           runat="server">

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

         <Columns>

            <asp:EditCommandColumn
                 EditText="Edit"
                 CancelText="Cancel"
                 UpdateText="Update" 
                 HeaderText="Edit item">

               <ItemStyle Wrap="False">
               </ItemStyle>

               <HeaderStyle Wrap="False">
               </HeaderStyle>

            </asp:EditCommandColumn>

            <asp:ButtonColumn 
                 HeaderText="Delete item" 
                 ButtonType="LinkButton" 
                 Text="Delete" 
                 CommandName="Delete"/>  

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

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

            <asp:BoundColumn HeaderText="Price"
                 DataField="Price"
                 DataFormatString="{0:c}"/>

         </Columns>

      </asp:DataGrid>

   </form>

</body>
</html>

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The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

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

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