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DataListCommandEventArgs Class
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DataListCommandEventArgs Class

Provides data for the CancelCommand, DeleteCommand, EditCommand, ItemCommand, and UpdateCommand events of the DataList control. This class cannot be inherited.

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

'Declaration
Public Class DataListCommandEventArgs
	Inherits CommandEventArgs
'Usage
Dim instance As DataListCommandEventArgs

public class DataListCommandEventArgs extends CommandEventArgs
public class DataListCommandEventArgs extends CommandEventArgs

The CancelCommand event is raised when the Cancel button for an item in the DataList control is clicked.

The DeleteCommand event is raised when the Delete button for an item in the DataList control is clicked.

The EditCommand event is raised when the Edit button for an item in the DataList control is clicked.

The ItemCommand event is raised when any button for an item in the DataList control is clicked. This allows you to programmatically test for when a specific command button is clicked and take appropriate action. This event is commonly used to handle custom command buttons for the DataList control.

The UpdateCommand event is raised when the Update button for an item in the DataList control is clicked.

For a list of initial property values for an instance of DataListCommandEventArgs, see the DataListCommandEventArgs constructor.

For more information about handling events, see Consuming Events.

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How to: Customize DataList Items at Run TimeBuilding ASP .NET Web Applications
How to: Customize DataList Items at Run TimeBuilding ASP .NET Web Applications

The following example demonstrates how to define event handlers for the EditCommand, UpdateCommand, CancelCommand and DeleteCommand events of a DataList control. This example specifies the event handlers declaratively, setting the event handler for each command property on the DataList control.


<%@ Page Language="VB" AutoEventWireup="True" %>
<%@ Import Namespace="System.Data" %>

<html>
<head>

   <script runat="server">

      ' The Cart and CartView objects temporarily store the data source
      ' for the DataList control while the page is being processed.
      Dim Cart As DataTable = New DataTable()
      Dim CartView As DataView
 
      Sub Page_Load(sende As Object, e As EventArgs) 
 
         ' With a database, use an select query to retrieve the data.
         ' Because the data source in this example is an in-memory
         ' DataTable, retrieve the data from session state if it exists;
         ' otherwise, create the data source.
         GetSource()

         ' The DataGrid control maintains state between posts to the server;
         ' it only needs to be bound to a data source the first time the
         ' page is loaded or when the data source is updated.
         If Not IsPostBack Then

            BindList()

         End If
                   
      End Sub

      Sub BindList() 

         ' Set the data source and bind to the DataList control.
         ItemsList.DataSource = CartView
         ItemsList.DataBind()

      End Sub

      Sub GetSource()

         ' For this example, the data source is a DataTable that
         ' is stored in session state. If the data source does not exist,
         ' create it; otherwise, load the data.
         If Session("ShoppingCart") Is Nothing Then 

            ' Create the sample data.
            Dim dr As DataRow  
 
            ' Define the columns of the table.
            Cart.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("Qty", GetType(Int32)))
            Cart.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("Item", GetType(String)))
            Cart.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("Price", GetType(Double)))

            ' Store the table in session state to persist its values
            ' between posts to the server.
            Session("ShoppingCart") = Cart
             
            ' Populate the DataTable with sample data.
            Dim i As Integer

            For i = 1 To 9 
            
               dr = Cart.NewRow()
               If (i Mod 2) <> 0 Then

                  dr(0) = 2
               
               Else
               
                  dr(0) = 1
               
               End If

               dr(1) = "Item " & i.ToString()
               dr(2) = (1.23 * (i + 1))
               Cart.Rows.Add(dr)
            
            Next i

         Else

            ' Retrieve the sample data from session state.
            Cart = CType(Session("ShoppingCart"), DataTable)

         End If         
 
         ' Create a DataView and specify the field to sort by.
         CartView = New DataView(Cart)
         CartView.Sort="Item"

         Return

      End Sub

      Sub Edit_Command(sender As Object, e As DataListCommandEventArgs) 

         ' Set the EditItemIndex property to the index of the item clicked
         ' in the DataList control to enable editing for that item. Be sure
         ' to rebind the DataList to the data source to refresh the control.
         ItemsList.EditItemIndex = e.Item.ItemIndex
         BindList()

      End Sub

      Sub Cancel_Command(sender As Object, e As DataListCommandEventArgs) 

         ' Set the EditItemIndex property to -1 to exit editing mode. Be sure
         ' to rebind the DataList to the data source to refresh the control.
         ItemsList.EditItemIndex = -1
         BindList()

      End Sub

      Sub Delete_Command(sender As Object, e As DataListCommandEventArgs) 

         ' Retrieve the name of the item to remove.
         Dim item As String = (CType(e.Item.FindControl("ItemLabel"), Label)).Text

         ' Filter the CartView for the selected item and remove it from
         ' the data source.
         CartView.RowFilter = "Item='" & item & "'"
         If CartView.Count > 0 Then 
       
            CartView.Delete(0)
         
         End If
         CartView.RowFilter = ""

         ' Set the EditItemIndex property to -1 to exit editing mode. Be sure 
         ' to rebind the DataList to the data source to refresh the control.
         ItemsList.EditItemIndex = -1
         BindList()

      End Sub

      Sub Update_Command(sender As Object, e As DataListCommandEventArgs) 

         ' Retrieve the updated values from the selected item.
         Dim item As String = _
             (CType(e.Item.FindControl("ItemLabel"), Label)).Text
         Dim qty As String = _
             (CType(e.Item.FindControl("QtyTextBox"), TextBox)).Text
         Dim price As String = _
             (CType(e.Item.FindControl("PriceTextBox"), TextBox)).Text

         ' With a database, use an update command to update the data.
         ' Because the data source in this example is an in-memory 
         ' DataTable, delete the old row and replace it with a new one.

         ' Filter the CartView for the selected item and remove it from 
         ' the data source.
         CartView.RowFilter = "Item='" & item & "'"
         If CartView.Count > 0 Then 
       
            CartView.Delete(0)
         
         End If
         CartView.RowFilter = ""

         ' ***************************************************************
         ' Insert data validation code here. Make sure to validate the
         ' values entered by the user before converting to the appropriate
         ' data types and updating the data source.
         ' ***************************************************************

         ' Add a new entry to replace the previous item.
         Dim dr As DataRow = Cart.NewRow()
         dr(0) = qty
         dr(1) = item
         ' If necessary, remove the '$' character from the price before 
         ' converting the price to a Double.
         If price.Chars(0) = "$" Then

            dr(2) = Convert.ToDouble(price.Substring(1))

         Else

            dr(2) = Convert.ToDouble(price)
         
         End If

         Cart.Rows.Add(dr)

         ' Set the EditItemIndex property to -1 to exit editing mode. 
         ' Be sure to rebind the DataList to the data source to refresh 
         ' the control.
         ItemsList.EditItemIndex = -1
         BindList()

      End Sub

   </script>

</head>
<body>

   <form runat=server>

      <h3>DataList Edit Example</h3>

      Click <b>Edit</b> to edit the values of the item.

      <br><br>
       
      <asp:DataList id="ItemsList"
           GridLines="Both"
           RepeatColumns="3"
           RepeatDirection="Horizontal"
           CellPadding="3"
           CellSpacing="0"
           OnEditCommand="Edit_Command"
           OnUpdateCommand="Update_Command"
           OnDeleteCommand="Delete_Command"
           OnCancelCommand="Cancel_Command"
           runat="server">

         <HeaderStyle BackColor="#aaaadd">
         </HeaderStyle>

         <AlternatingItemStyle BackColor="Gainsboro">
         </AlternatingItemStyle>

         <EditItemStyle BackColor="yellow">
         </EditItemStyle>

         <HeaderTemplate>

            Items

         </HeaderTemplate>
         
         <ItemTemplate>

            Item:
            <%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "Item") %> 

            <br>

            Quantity:
            <%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "Qty") %>

            <br>

            Price:
            <%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "Price", "{0:c}") %>

            <br>

            <asp:LinkButton id="EditButton" 
                 Text="Edit" 
                 CommandName="Edit"
                 runat="server"/>

         </ItemTemplate>
              
         <EditItemTemplate>

            Item:
            <asp:Label id="ItemLabel" 
                 Text='<%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "Item") %>' 
                 runat="server"/>

            <br>

            Quantity:
            <asp:TextBox id="QtyTextBox" 
                 Text='<%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "Qty") %>' 
                 runat="server"/>

            <br>

            Price:
            <asp:TextBox id="PriceTextBox" 
                 Text='<%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "Price", "{0:c}") %>' 
                 runat="server"/>

            <br>

            <asp:LinkButton id="UpdateButton" 
                 Text="Update" 
                 CommandName="Update" 
                 runat="server"/>

            <asp:LinkButton id="DeleteButton" 
                 Text="Delete" 
                 CommandName="Delete" 
                 runat="server"/>

            <asp:LinkButton id="CancelButton" 
                 Text="Cancel" 
                 CommandName="Cancel" 
                 runat="server"/>

         </EditItemTemplate>

      </asp:DataList>

   </form>

</body>
</html>


The following code example demonstrates how to specify the event handlers and programmatically add them to the events in the Page_Load method.


<%@ Page Language="VB" AutoEventWireup="True" %>
<%@ Import Namespace="System.Data" %>

<html>
<head>

   <script runat="server">

      ' The Cart and CartView objects temporarily store the data source
      ' for the DataList control while the page is being processed.
      Dim Cart As DataTable = New DataTable()
      Dim CartView As DataView
 
      Sub Page_Load(sende As Object, e As EventArgs) 
 
         ' With a database, use an select query to retrieve the data.
         ' Because the data source in this example is an in-memory
         ' DataTable, retrieve the data from session state if it exists;
         ' otherwise, create the data source.
         GetSource()

         ' The DataGrid control maintains state between posts to the server;
         ' it only needs to be bound to a data source the first time the
         ' page is loaded or when the data source is updated.
         If Not IsPostBack Then

            BindList()

         End If

         ' Manually register the event-handling methods.
         AddHandler ItemsList.EditCommand, AddressOf Edit_Command
         AddHandler ItemsList.UpdateCommand, AddressOf Update_Command
         AddHandler ItemsList.DeleteCommand, AddressOf Delete_Command
         AddHandler ItemsList.CancelCommand, AddressOf Cancel_Command
                   
      End Sub

      Sub BindList() 

         ' Set the data source and bind to the DataList control.
         ItemsList.DataSource = CartView
         ItemsList.DataBind()

      End Sub

      Sub GetSource()

         ' For this example, the data source is a DataTable that
         ' is stored in session state. If the data source does not exist,
         ' create it; otherwise, load the data.
         If Session("ShoppingCart") Is Nothing Then 

            ' Create the sample data.
            Dim dr As DataRow  
 
            ' Define the columns of the table.
            Cart.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("Qty", GetType(Int32)))
            Cart.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("Item", GetType(String)))
            Cart.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("Price", GetType(Double)))

            ' Store the table in session state to persist its values
            ' between posts to the server.
            Session("ShoppingCart") = Cart
             
            ' Populate the DataTable with sample data.
            Dim i As Integer

            For i = 1 To 9 
            
               dr = Cart.NewRow()
               If (i Mod 2) <> 0 Then

                  dr(0) = 2
               
               Else
               
                  dr(0) = 1
               
               End If

               dr(1) = "Item " & i.ToString()
               dr(2) = (1.23 * (i + 1))
               Cart.Rows.Add(dr)
            
            Next i

         Else

            ' Retrieve the sample data from session state.
            Cart = CType(Session("ShoppingCart"), DataTable)

         End If         
 
         ' Create a DataView and specify the field to sort by.
         CartView = New DataView(Cart)
         CartView.Sort="Item"

         Return

      End Sub

      Sub Edit_Command(sender As Object, e As DataListCommandEventArgs) 

         ' Set the EditItemIndex property to the index of the item clicked
         ' in the DataList control to enable editing for that item. Be sure
         ' to rebind the DataList to the data source to refresh the control.
         ItemsList.EditItemIndex = e.Item.ItemIndex
         BindList()

      End Sub

      Sub Cancel_Command(sender As Object, e As DataListCommandEventArgs) 

         ' Set the EditItemIndex property to -1 to exit editing mode. Be sure
         ' to rebind the DataList to the data source to refresh the control.
         ItemsList.EditItemIndex = -1
         BindList()

      End Sub

      Sub Delete_Command(sender As Object, e As DataListCommandEventArgs) 

         ' Retrieve the name of the item to remove.
         Dim item As String = (CType(e.Item.FindControl("ItemLabel"), Label)).Text

         ' Filter the CartView for the selected item and remove it from 
         ' the data source.
         CartView.RowFilter = "Item='" & item & "'"
         If CartView.Count > 0 Then 
       
            CartView.Delete(0)
         
         End If
         CartView.RowFilter = ""

         ' Set the EditItemIndex property to -1 to exit editing mode. Be sure 
         ' to rebind the DataList to the data source to refresh the control.
         ItemsList.EditItemIndex = -1
         BindList()

      End Sub

      Sub Update_Command(sender As Object, e As DataListCommandEventArgs) 

         ' Retrieve the updated values from the selected item.
         Dim item As String = _
             (CType(e.Item.FindControl("ItemLabel"), Label)).Text
         Dim qty As String = _
             (CType(e.Item.FindControl("QtyTextBox"), TextBox)).Text
         Dim price As String = _
             (CType(e.Item.FindControl("PriceTextBox"), TextBox)).Text

         ' With a database, use an update command to update the data.
         ' Because the data source in this example is an in-memory 
         ' DataTable, delete the old row and replace it with a new one.

         ' Filter the CartView for the selected item and remove it from 
         ' the data source.
         CartView.RowFilter = "Item='" & item & "'"
         If CartView.Count > 0 Then 
       
            CartView.Delete(0)
         
         End If
         CartView.RowFilter = ""

         ' ***************************************************************
         ' Insert data validation code here. Make sure to validate the
         ' values entered by the user before converting to the appropriate
         ' data types and updating the data source.
         ' ***************************************************************

         ' Add a new entry to replace the previous item.
         Dim dr As DataRow = Cart.NewRow()
         dr(0) = qty
         dr(1) = item
         ' If necessary, remove the '$' character from the price before 
         ' converting the price to a Double.
         If price.Chars(0) = "$" Then

            dr(2) = Convert.ToDouble(price.Substring(1))

         Else

            dr(2) = Convert.ToDouble(price)
         
         End If

         Cart.Rows.Add(dr)

         ' Set the EditItemIndex property to -1 to exit editing mode. 
         ' Be sure to rebind the DataList to the data source to refresh 
         ' the control.
         ItemsList.EditItemIndex = -1
         BindList()

      End Sub

   </script>

</head>
<body>

   <form runat=server>

      <h3>DataList Edit Example</h3>

      Click <b>Edit</b> to edit the values of the item.

      <br><br>
       
      <asp:DataList id="ItemsList"
           GridLines="Both"
           RepeatColumns="3"
           RepeatDirection="Horizontal"
           CellPadding="3"
           CellSpacing="0"
           OnEditCommand="Edit_Command"
           OnUpdateCommand="Update_Command"
           OnDeleteCommand="Delete_Command"
           OnCancelCommand="Cancel_Command"
           runat="server">

         <HeaderStyle BackColor="#aaaadd">
         </HeaderStyle>

         <AlternatingItemStyle BackColor="Gainsboro">
         </AlternatingItemStyle>

         <EditItemStyle BackColor="yellow">
         </EditItemStyle>

         <HeaderTemplate>

            Items

         </HeaderTemplate>
         
         <ItemTemplate>

            Item:
            <%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "Item") %> 

            <br>

            Quantity:
            <%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "Qty") %>

            <br>

            Price:
            <%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "Price", "{0:c}") %>

            <br>

            <asp:LinkButton id="EditButton" 
                 Text="Edit" 
                 CommandName="Edit"
                 runat="server"/>

         </ItemTemplate>
              
         <EditItemTemplate>

            Item:
            <asp:Label id="ItemLabel" 
                 Text='<%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "Item") %>' 
                 runat="server"/>

            <br>

            Quantity:
            <asp:TextBox id="QtyTextBox" 
                 Text='<%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "Qty") %>' 
                 runat="server"/>

            <br>

            Price:
            <asp:TextBox id="PriceTextBox" 
                 Text='<%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "Price", "{0:c}") %>' 
                 runat="server"/>

            <br>

            <asp:LinkButton id="UpdateButton" 
                 Text="Update" 
                 CommandName="Update" 
                 runat="server"/>

            <asp:LinkButton id="DeleteButton" 
                 Text="Delete" 
                 CommandName="Delete" 
                 runat="server"/>

            <asp:LinkButton id="CancelButton" 
                 Text="Cancel" 
                 CommandName="Cancel" 
                 runat="server"/>

         </EditItemTemplate>

      </asp:DataList>

   </form>

</body>
</html>


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   System.EventArgs
     System.Web.UI.WebControls.CommandEventArgs
      System.Web.UI.WebControls.DataListCommandEventArgs

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