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ListView.EditItem Property

Gets the item that is in edit mode in a ListView control.

Namespace:  System.Web.UI.WebControls
Assembly:  System.Web.Extensions (in System.Web.Extensions.dll)
[BrowsableAttribute(false)]
public virtual ListViewItem EditItem { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Web.UI.WebControls.ListViewItem
The item that is in edit mode in a ListView control, or null if no item is in edit mode.

Use the EditItem property to access the item that is in edit mode in a ListView control. The content of an edit item is defined by the EditItemTemplate property.

The following example shows how to retrieve the item that is in edit mode by using the EditItem property to access controls that are contained in the EditItemTemplate template.

Security noteSecurity Note:

This example has a text box that accepts user input, which is a potential security threat. By default, ASP.NET Web pages validate that user input does not include script or HTML elements. For more information, see Script Exploits Overview.

<%@ 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 Page_Load()
  {
    Message.Text = String.Empty;
  }

  void ProductsListView_ItemEditing(Object sender, ListViewEditEventArgs e)
  {
    ListViewItem item = ProductsListView.Items[e.NewEditIndex];
    Label dateLabel = (Label)item.FindControl("DiscontinuedDateLabel");

    if (String.IsNullOrEmpty(dateLabel.Text))
      return;

    //Verify if the item is discontinued.
    DateTime discontinuedDate = DateTime.Parse(dateLabel.Text);
    if (discontinuedDate < DateTime.Now)
    {
      Message.Text = "You cannot edit a discontinued item.";
      e.Cancel = true;
      ProductsListView.SelectedIndex = -1;
    }       
  }

  void DiscontinuedDateCalendar_OnSelectionChanged(Object sender, EventArgs e)
  {
    TextBox dateTextBox = 
      (TextBox)ProductsListView.EditItem.FindControl("DiscontinuedDateTextBox");
    Calendar calendarObject = (Calendar)sender;
    dateTextBox.Text = calendarObject.SelectedDate.ToString("d");
  }

  DateTime GetDateTime(object dateValue)
  {
    if (dateValue == DBNull.Value)
      return DateTime.Now;
    else 
      return (DateTime)dateValue;
  }

  protected void ProductsListView_PagePropertiesChanging(object sender, PagePropertiesChangingEventArgs e)
  {
    // Clears the edit index selection when paging.
    ProductsListView.EditIndex = -1;
  }
</script>

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
  <head id="Head1" runat="server">
    <title>ListView Edit Item Example</title>
  </head>
  <body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">

      <h3>ListView Edit Item Example</h3>

      <asp:Label ID="Message"
        ForeColor="Red"          
        runat="server"/>
      <br/>

      <asp:ListView ID="ProductsListView" 
        DataSourceID="ProductsDataSource" 
        DataKeyNames="ProductID"
        OnItemEditing="ProductsListView_ItemEditing" 
        ConvertEmptyStringToNull="true"        
        OnPagePropertiesChanging="ProductsListView_PagePropertiesChanging"
        runat="server" >
        <LayoutTemplate>
          <table cellpadding="2" runat="server" id="tblProducts" width="640px">
            <tr runat="server" id="itemPlaceholder" />
          </table>
          <asp:DataPager runat="server" ID="ProductsDataPager" PageSize="12">
            <Fields>
              <asp:NextPreviousPagerField 
                ShowFirstPageButton="true" ShowLastPageButton="true"
                FirstPageText="|&lt;&lt; " LastPageText=" &gt;&gt;|"
                NextPageText=" &gt; " PreviousPageText=" &lt; " />
            </Fields>
          </asp:DataPager>
        </LayoutTemplate>
        <ItemTemplate>
          <tr runat="server">
            <td valign="top">
              <asp:LinkButton ID="EditButton" runat="server" Text="Edit" CommandName="Edit" />
            </td>
            <td valign="top">
              <asp:Label ID="NameLabel" runat="server" Text='<%#Eval("Name") %>' />
            </td>
            <td valign="top">
              <asp:Label ID="ProductNumberLabel" runat="server" Text='<%#Eval("ProductNumber") %>' />
            </td>
            <td>
              <asp:Label ID="DiscontinuedDateLabel" runat="server" 
                Text='<%#Eval("DiscontinuedDate", "{0:d}") %>' />
            </td>
          </tr>
        </ItemTemplate>
        <EditItemTemplate>
          <tr style="background-color:#ADD8E6">
            <td valign="top">
              <asp:LinkButton ID="UpdateButton" runat="server" 
                CommandName="Update" Text="Update" /><br />
              <asp:LinkButton ID="CancelButton" runat="server" 
                CommandName="Cancel" Text="Cancel" />
            </td>
            <td valign="top" colspan="2">
              <asp:Label runat="server" ID="NameLabel" 
                AssociatedControlID="NameTextBox" 
                Text="Name"/>
              <asp:TextBox ID="NameTextBox" runat="server" 
                Text='<%#Bind("Name") %>' MaxLength="50" /><br />
              <asp:Label runat="server" ID="ProductNumberLabel" 
                AssociatedControlID="ProductNumberTextBox" 
                Text="Product Number" />
              <asp:TextBox ID="ProductNumberTextBox" runat="server" 
                Text='<%#Bind("ProductNumber") %>' MaxLength="25" /><br />
            </td>
            <td>
              <asp:Label runat="server" ID="DiscontinuedDateLabel" 
                AssociatedControlID="DiscontinuedDateTextBox" 
                Text="Discontinued Date"/>
              <asp:TextBox ID="DiscontinuedDateTextBox" runat="server" 
                Text='<%# Bind("DiscontinuedDate", "{0:d}") %>'
                MaxLength="10" /><br />
              <asp:Calendar ID="DiscontinuedDateCalendar" runat="server" 
                SelectedDate='<%# GetDateTime(Eval("DiscontinuedDate")) %>'
                OnSelectionChanged="DiscontinuedDateCalendar_OnSelectionChanged" />
            </td>
          </tr>
        </EditItemTemplate>
      </asp:ListView>

      <!-- This example uses Microsoft SQL Server and connects      -->
      <!-- to the AdventureWorks sample database. Use an ASP.NET    -->
      <!-- expression to retrieve the connection string value       -->
      <!-- from the Web.config file.                                -->            
      <asp:SqlDataSource ID="ProductsDataSource" runat="server" 
        ConnectionString="<%$ ConnectionStrings:AdventureWorks_DataConnectionString %>"
        SelectCommand="SELECT [ProductID], [Name], [ProductNumber], [DiscontinuedDate] 
          FROM Production.Product"
        UpdateCommand="UPDATE Production.Product
          SET Name = @Name, ProductNumber = @ProductNumber, DiscontinuedDate = @DiscontinuedDate
          WHERE ProductID = @ProductID">
      </asp:SqlDataSource>

    </form>
  </body>
</html>

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

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
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