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FormView.DeleteItem Method

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

Deletes the current record in the FormView control from the data source.

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

public virtual void DeleteItem ()
public void DeleteItem ()
public function DeleteItem ()

Use the DeleteItem method to programmatically delete the current record in the FormView control from the data source. This method is commonly used when you need to delete the current record from outside of the FormView control, such as from a different control on the page. Calling this method also raises the ItemDeleted and ItemDeleting events.

The following example demonstrates how to use the DeleteItem method to programmatically delete the current record in a FormView control from the data source.


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

<script runat="server">
  
  void DeleteButton_Click(Object sender, EventArgs e)
  {

    // Use the DeleteItem method to programmatically delete
    // the current record in the FormView control. 
    EmployeeFormView.DeleteItem();

  }

</script>

<html>
  <body>
    <form runat="server">
        
      <h3>FormView DeleteItem Example</h3>
                       
      <asp:formview id="EmployeeFormView"
        datasourceid="EmployeeSource"
        allowpaging="true"
        datakeynames="EmployeeID" 
        runat="server">
        
        <itemtemplate>
        
          <table>
            <tr>
              <td>
                <asp:image id="EmployeeImage"
                  imageurl='<%# Eval("PhotoPath") %>'
                  alternatetext='<%# Eval("LastName") %>' 
                  runat="server"/>
              </td>
              <td>
                <h3><%# Eval("FirstName") %>&nbsp;<%# Eval("LastName") %></h3>      
                <%# Eval("Title") %>        
              </td>
            </tr>
          </table>
        
        </itemtemplate>
          
      </asp:formview>
      
      <hr/>
      
      <asp:Button id="DeleteButton"
        text="Delete Record"
        onclick="DeleteButton_Click" 
        runat="server"/>
          
      <!-- 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="EmployeeSource"
        selectcommand="Select [EmployeeID], [LastName], [FirstName], [Title], [PhotoPath] From [Employees]"
        deletecommand="Delete [Employees] Where [EmployeeID]=@EmployeeID"
        connectionstring="<%$ ConnectionStrings:NorthWindConnectionString%>" 
        runat="server"/>
            
    </form>
  </body>
</html>


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
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