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GridView.DataKeys Property

Gets a collection of DataKey objects that represent the data key value of each row in a GridView control.

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

public virtual DataKeyArray DataKeys { get; }
/** @property */
public DataKeyArray get_DataKeys ()

public function get DataKeys () : DataKeyArray

Not applicable.

Property Value

A DataKeyArray that contains the data key of each row in a GridView control.

When the DataKeyNames property is set, the GridView control automatically creates a DataKey object for each row in the control. The DataKey object contains the values of the field or fields specified in the DataKeyNames property. The DataKey objects are then added to the control's DataKeys collection. Use the DataKeys property to retrieve the DataKey object for a specific data row in the GridView control.

NoteNote:

You can use the SelectedDataKey property to retrieve the DataKey object for the currently selected row. You can also use the SelectedValue property to retrieve the data key value for the currently selected row directly.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the DataKeys property to determine the data key value of the selected row in a GridView control.


<%@ 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 CustomersGridView_SelectedIndexChanged(Object sender, EventArgs e)
  {
    
    // Determine the index of the selected row.
    int index = CustomersGridView.SelectedIndex;
        
    // Display the primary key value of the selected row.
    Message.Text = "The primary key value of the selected row is " +
        CustomersGridView.DataKeys[index].Value.ToString() + ".";
    
  }

</script>

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
  <head runat="server">
    <title>GridView DataKeys Example</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
        
      <h3>GridView DataKeys Example</h3>

      <asp:label id="Message"
        forecolor="Red"
        runat="server"/>
               
      <br/><br/>

      <asp:gridview id="CustomersGridView" 
        datasourceid="CustomersSource" 
        autogeneratecolumns="true"
        emptydatatext="No data available." 
        autogenerateselectbutton="true"    
        datakeynames="CustomerID"
        onselectedindexchanged="CustomersGridView_SelectedIndexChanged"
        runat="server">
                
      </asp:gridview>
            
      <!-- 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="CustomersSource"
        selectcommand="Select [CustomerID], [CompanyName], [Address], [City], [PostalCode], [Country] From [Customers]"
        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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