DetailsViewUpdatedEventArgs.OldValues Property

Gets a dictionary that contains the original field name/value pairs for the updated record.

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

public IOrderedDictionary OldValues { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Collections.Specialized.IOrderedDictionary
An IOrderedDictionary that contains a dictionary of the original field name/value pairs for the updated record.

Use the OldValues property to access the original field values for the updated record. For example, you can use these values to keep a log of updated records.

The OldValues property returns an object that implements the IOrderedDictionary interface. The object contains DictionaryEntry objects that represent the fields of the updated record.

NoteNote

As a shortcut, you can also use the indexer of the IOrderedDictionary object to access the field values directly.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the OldValues property to access the original values of the non-key fields for the updated 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 CustomerDetailsView_ItemUpdated(Object sender, 
    DetailsViewUpdatedEventArgs e)
  {
    // Use the Exception property to determine whether an exception
    // occurred during the insert operation.
    if (e.Exception == null)
    {
      // Use the Values property to get the value entered by 
      // the user for the CompanyName field.
      String keyFieldValue = e.Keys["CustomerID"].ToString();

      // Display a confirmation message.
      MessageLabel.Text = "Record " + keyFieldValue + 
        " updated successfully. ";

      // Display the old and new values.
      DisplayValues(e);

      if (e.AffectedRows == 1)
      {
        MessageLabel.Text += e.AffectedRows.ToString() + 
          " record updated.";
      }
      else
      {
        MessageLabel.Text += e.AffectedRows.ToString() + 
          " records updated.";
      }
    }
    else
    {
      // Insert the code to handle the exception.
      MessageLabel.Text = e.Exception.Message;

      // Use the ExceptionHandled property to indicate that the 
      // exception is already handled.
      e.ExceptionHandled = true;

      // When an exception occurs, keep the DetailsView
      // control in edit mode.
      e.KeepInEditMode = true;
    }
  }

  void DisplayValues(DetailsViewUpdatedEventArgs e)
  {

    MessageLabel.Text += "<br/></br>";

    // Iterate through the OldValue and NewValues
    // properties and display the values.
    for (int i = 0; i < e.OldValues.Count; i++)
    {
      MessageLabel.Text += "Old Value=" + e.OldValues[i].ToString() +
        ", New Value=" + e.NewValues[i].ToString() + "<br/>";
    }

    MessageLabel.Text += "</br>";

  }

</script>

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >

  <head runat="server">
    <title>DetailsViewUpdatedEventArgs Example</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">

      <h3>DetailsViewUpdatedEventArgs Example</h3>

        <asp:detailsview id="CustomerDetailsView"
          datasourceid="DetailsViewSource"
          autogeneraterows="true"
          autogenerateeditbutton="true"  
          allowpaging="true"
          datakeynames="CustomerID" 
          onitemupdated="CustomerDetailsView_ItemUpdated"
          runat="server">

          <pagersettings position="Bottom"/> 

        </asp:detailsview>

        <br/>

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

        <!-- 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"
          selectcommand="Select [CustomerID], [CompanyName], [Address], 
            [City], [PostalCode], [Country] From [Customers]"
          updatecommand="Update [Customers] Set 
          [CompanyName]=@CompanyName, [Address]=@Address, 
          [City]=@City, [PostalCode]=@PostalCode, 
          [Country]=@Country 
          Where [CustomerID]=@CustomerID"
          connectionstring=
          "<%$ ConnectionStrings:NorthWindConnectionString%>" 
          runat="server"/>

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



.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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