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DetailsView.UpdateItem Method

Note: This method is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Updates the current record in the data source.

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

public virtual void UpdateItem (
	bool causesValidation
public void UpdateItem (
	boolean causesValidation
public function UpdateItem (
	causesValidation : boolean



true to perform page validation when the method is called; otherwise, false.

Exception typeCondition


This method is called when the DetailsView control is not in edit mode.

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The DataSourceView associated with the DetailsView control is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

When the DetailsView control is in edit mode, use the UpdateItem method to programmatically update the current record in the data source. This method is commonly used when you need to update the current record from outside of the DetailsView control, such as from a different control on the page.


The DetailsView control must be in edit mode when this method is called; otherwise, an HttpException exception is thrown.

To specify whether page validation is performed before the update operation, use the causesValidation parameter. Calling this method also raises the ItemUpdated and ItemUpdating events.

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0