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GridViewEditEventArgs.NewEditIndex Property

Gets or sets the index of the row being edited.

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

public int NewEditIndex { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Int32
The index of the row being edited.

Use the NewEditIndex property to determine the index of the row being edited. The row index is often used to retrieve this row from the Rows collection of the GridView control, which allows you to access the row's properties.

The following example demonstrates how to use the NewEditIndex property to determine the index of the row being edited.


<%@ 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_RowEditing(Object sender, GridViewEditEventArgs e)
  {

    // Get the country for the row being edited. For this example, the
    // country is contained in the seventh column (index 6). 
    String country = CustomersGridView.Rows[e.NewEditIndex].Cells[6].Text;

    // For this example, cancel the edit operation if the user attempts
    // to edit the record of a customer from the Unites States. 
    if (country == "USA")
    {
      // Cancel the edit operation.
      e.Cancel = true;
      Message.Text = "You cannot edit this record.";
    }
    else
    {
      Message.Text = "";
    }

  }

</script>

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

      <h3>GridView RowEditing Example</h3>

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

      <br/>

      <!-- The GridView control automatically sets the columns     -->
      <!-- specified in the datakeynames property 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"
        onrowediting="CustomersGridView_RowEditing"   
        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>

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0
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