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FormView.ChangeMode Method

Switches the FormView control to the specified data-entry mode.

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

public void ChangeMode (
	FormViewMode newMode
)
public void ChangeMode (
	FormViewMode newMode
)
public function ChangeMode (
	newMode : FormViewMode
)
Not applicable.

Parameters

newMode

One of the FormViewMode enumeration values.

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

Mode

Description

FormViewMode.Edit

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

FormViewMode.Insert

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

FormView.ReadOnly

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

NoteNote:

The ModeChanged and ModeChanging events are not raised when this method is called.

The following example demonstrates how to use the ChangeMode method to return the FormView 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"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<script runat="server">

  void EmployeeFormView_PageIndexChanged(Object sender, EventArgs e)
  {
    // By default, if the FormView control is in edit mode and
    // the user navigates to another page, the FormView control
    // remains in edit mode. In this example, the ChangeMode 
    // method is used to return the FormView control to read-only  
    // mode whenever the user navigates to another record.
    EmployeeFormView.ChangeMode(FormViewMode.ReadOnly);
  }
    
</script>

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
  <head runat="server">
    <title>FormView ChangeMode Example</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
        
      <h3>FormView ChangeMode Example</h3>
                       
      <asp:formview id="EmployeeFormView"
        datasourceid="EmployeeSource"
        allowpaging="true"
        datakeynames="EmployeeID"
        emptydatatext="No employees found."
        onpageindexchanged="EmployeeFormView_PageIndexChanged"   
        runat="server">
        
        <rowstyle backcolor="LightGreen"
          wrap="false"/>
        <editrowstyle backcolor="LightBlue"
          wrap="false"/>

        <itemtemplate>
          <table>
            <tr>
              <td rowspan="4">
                <asp:image id="EmployeeImage"
                  imageurl='<%# Eval("PhotoPath") %>'
                  alternatetext='<%# Eval("LastName") %>' 
                  runat="server"/>
              </td>
              <td colspan="2">
                  &nbsp; 
              </td>
            </tr>
            <tr>
              <td>
                <b>Name:</b>
              </td>
              <td>
                <%# Eval("FirstName") %> <%# Eval("LastName") %>
              </td>
            </tr>
            <tr>
              <td>
                <b>Title:</b>
              </td>
              <td>
                <%# Eval("Title") %>
              </td>
            </tr>
            <tr>
              <td colspan="2">
                <asp:linkbutton id="Edit"
                  text="Edit"
                  commandname="Edit"
                  runat="server"/> 
              </td>
            </tr>
          </table>       
        </itemtemplate>
        <edititemtemplate>
          <table>
            <tr>
              <td rowspan="4">
                <asp:image id="EmployeeEditImage"
                  imageurl='<%# Eval("PhotoPath") %>'
                  alternatetext='<%# Eval("LastName") %>' 
                  runat="server"/>
              </td>
              <td colspan="2">
                  &nbsp; 
              </td>
            </tr>
            <tr>
              <td>
                <b>Name:</b>
              </td>
              <td>
                <asp:textbox id="FirstNameUpdateTextBox"
                  text='<%# Bind("FirstName") %>'
                  runat="server"/>
                <asp:textbox id="LastNameUpdateTextBox"
                  text='<%# Bind("LastName") %>'
                  runat="server"/>
              </td>
            </tr>
            <tr>
              <td>
                <b>Title:</b>
              </td>
              <td>
                <asp:textbox id="TitleUpdateTextBox"
                  text='<%# Bind("Title") %>'
                  runat="server"/> 
              </td>
            </tr>
            <tr>
              <td colspan="2">
                <asp:linkbutton id="UpdateButton"
                  text="Update"
                  commandname="Update"
                  runat="server"/>
                <asp:linkbutton id="CancelButton"
                  text="Cancel"
                  commandname="Cancel"
                  runat="server"/> 
              </td>
            </tr>
          </table>       
        </edititemtemplate> 
                  
      </asp:formview>

      <!-- 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="EmployeeSource"
        selectcommand="Select [EmployeeID], [LastName], [FirstName], [Title], [PhotoPath] From [Employees]"
        updatecommand="Update [Employees] Set [LastName]=@LastName, [FirstName]=@FirstName, [Title]=@Title Where [EmployeeID]=@EmployeeID"
        connectionstring="<%$ ConnectionStrings:NorthWindConnectionString%>" 
        runat="server"/>
            
    </form>
  </body>
</html>


Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0

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