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DetailsViewInsertEventArgs.Values Property

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

Gets a dictionary that contains the field name/value pairs for the record to insert.

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

public IOrderedDictionary Values { get; }
/** @property */
public IOrderedDictionary get_Values ()

public function get Values () : IOrderedDictionary

Property Value

An IOrderedDictionary that contains a dictionary of key field name/value pairs for the record to insert.

Use the Values property to access the values of the fields for the record to insert. For example, you can HTML-encode the values of the record before inserting it in the data source.

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


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 Values property to access the values of fields for the record being inserted.

<%@ Page language="C#" %>

<script runat="server">

  void CustomerDetailsView_ItemInserting(Object sender, 
    DetailsViewInsertEventArgs e)
    // Use the Values property to retrieve the key field value.
    String keyValue = e.Values["CustomerID"].ToString();

    // Insert the record only if the key field is four characters
    // long; otherwise, cancel the insert operation.
    if (keyValue.Length == 4)
      // Change the key field value to upper case before inserting 
      // the record in the data source.
      e.Values["CustomerID"] = keyValue.ToUpper();

      MessageLabel.Text = "";
      MessageLabel.Text = "The key field must have four digits.";
      e.Cancel = true;



    <form runat="server">
      <h3>DetailsViewInsertEventArgs Example</h3>
        <asp:detailsview id="CustomerDetailsView"
          <fieldheaderstyle backcolor="Navy"
        <asp:label id="MessageLabel"
        <!-- 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]"
          insertcommand="INSERT INTO [Customers]([CustomerID], 
            [CompanyName], [Address], [City], [PostalCode], 
            [Country]) VALUES (@CustomerID, @CompanyName, @Address, 
            @City, @PostalCode, @Country)"
          "<%$ ConnectionStrings:NorthWindConnectionString%>" 

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