GridView.RowCancelingEdit Event

Occurs when the Cancel button of a row in edit mode is clicked, but before the row exits edit mode.

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

public event GridViewCancelEditEventHandler RowCancelingEdit
<asp:GridView OnRowCancelingEdit="GridViewCancelEditEventHandler" />

The RowCancelingEdit event is raised when the Cancel button of a row in edit mode is clicked, but before the row exits edit mode. This enables you to provide an event-handling method that performs a custom routine, such as stopping the cancel operation if it would put the row in an undesired state, whenever this event occurs.

A GridViewCancelEditEventArgs object is passed to the event-handling method, which enables you to determine the index of the current row and to indicate that the cancel operation should be stopped. To stop the cancel operation, set the Cancel property of the GridViewCancelEditEventArgs object to true.

For more information about handling events, see Consuming Events.

The following example demonstrates how to use the RowCancelingEdit event to display a cancellation message when the user cancels the update operation of 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_RowCancelingEdit(Object sender, GridViewCancelEditEventArgs e)
  {

    // Retrieve the row that raised the event from the Rows
    // collection of the GridView control.
    GridViewRow row = CustomersGridView.Rows[e.RowIndex];

    // The update operation was canceled. Display the 
    // primary key of the row. In this example, the primary
    // key is displayed in the second column of the GridView
    // control. To access the text of the column, use the Cells
    // collection of the row.
    Message.Text = "Update for item " + row.Cells[1].Text + " Canceled."; 

  }

  void CustomersGridView_RowEditing(Object sender, GridViewEditEventArgs e)
  {

    // The GridView control is entering edit mode. Clear the message label.
    Message.Text = "";

  }

  void CustomersGridView_RowUpdated(Object sender, GridViewUpdatedEventArgs e)
  {

    // The update operation was successful. Clear the message label.
    Message.Text = "";

  }

</script>

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

      <h3>GridView RowCancelingEdit Example</h3>

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

      <br/>

      <!-- The GridView control automatically sets the columns     -->
      <!-- specified in the datakeynames attribute as read-only.   -->
      <!-- No input controls are rendered for these columns in     -->
      <!-- edit mode.                                              -->
      <asp:gridview id="CustomersGridView" 
        datasourceid="CustomersSqlDataSource" 
        autogeneratecolumns="true"
        autogenerateeditbutton="true"
        allowpaging="true" 
        datakeynames="CustomerID"
        onrowcancelingedit="CustomersGridView_RowCancelingEdit"
        onrowediting="CustomersGridView_RowEditing" 
        onrowupdated="CustomersGridView_RowUpdated"    
        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="CustomersSqlDataSource"  
        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">
      </asp:sqldatasource>

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

The following example demonstrates how to use the RowCancelingEdit event to cancel the update operation when the data source is set programmatically.

<%@ Page Language="C#" %>
<%@ Import Namespace="System.Data" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">

<script runat="server">

  protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
  {

    if (!Page.IsPostBack)
    {
      // Create a new table.
      DataTable taskTable = new DataTable("TaskList");

      // Create the columns.
      taskTable.Columns.Add("Id", typeof(int));
      taskTable.Columns.Add("Description", typeof(string));
      taskTable.Columns.Add("IsComplete", typeof(bool) );

      //Add data to the new table.
      for (int i = 0; i < 20; i++)
      {
        DataRow tableRow = taskTable.NewRow();
        tableRow["Id"] = i;
        tableRow["Description"] = "Task " + i.ToString();
        tableRow["IsComplete"] = false;            
        taskTable.Rows.Add(tableRow);
      }

      //Persist the table in the Session object.
      Session["TaskTable"] = taskTable;

      //Bind data to the GridView control.
      BindData();
    }

  }

  protected void TaskGridView_PageIndexChanging(object sender, GridViewPageEventArgs e)
  {
    TaskGridView.PageIndex = e.NewPageIndex;
    //Bind data to the GridView control.
    BindData();
  }

  protected void TaskGridView_RowEditing(object sender, GridViewEditEventArgs e)
  {
    //Set the edit index.
    TaskGridView.EditIndex = e.NewEditIndex;
    //Bind data to the GridView control.
    BindData();
  }

  protected void TaskGridView_RowCancelingEdit(object sender, GridViewCancelEditEventArgs e)
  {
    //Reset the edit index.
    TaskGridView.EditIndex = -1;
    //Bind data to the GridView control.
    BindData();
  }

  protected void TaskGridView_RowUpdating(object sender, GridViewUpdateEventArgs e)
  {    
    //Retrieve the table from the session object.
    DataTable dt = (DataTable)Session["TaskTable"];

    //Update the values.
    GridViewRow row = TaskGridView.Rows[e.RowIndex];
    dt.Rows[row.DataItemIndex]["Id"] = ((TextBox)(row.Cells[1].Controls[0])).Text;
    dt.Rows[row.DataItemIndex]["Description"] = ((TextBox)(row.Cells[2].Controls[0])).Text;
    dt.Rows[row.DataItemIndex]["IsComplete"] = ((CheckBox)(row.Cells[3].Controls[0])).Checked;

    //Reset the edit index.
    TaskGridView.EditIndex = -1;

    //Bind data to the GridView control.
    BindData();
  }

  private void BindData()
  {
    TaskGridView.DataSource = Session["TaskTable"];
    TaskGridView.DataBind();
  }
</script>

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

      <asp:GridView ID="TaskGridView" runat="server" 
        AutoGenerateEditButton="True" 
        AllowPaging="true"
        OnRowEditing="TaskGridView_RowEditing"         
        OnRowCancelingEdit="TaskGridView_RowCancelingEdit" 
        OnRowUpdating="TaskGridView_RowUpdating"
        OnPageIndexChanging="TaskGridView_PageIndexChanging">
      </asp:GridView>

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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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