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ObjectList.ItemCommand Event

Occurs when the user selects a command that is associated with an ObjectList item. This API is obsolete. For information about how to develop ASP.NET mobile applications, see the Web site.

Namespace:  System.Web.UI.MobileControls
Assembly:  System.Web.Mobile (in System.Web.Mobile.dll)

public event ObjectListCommandEventHandler ItemCommand
<asp:ObjectList OnItemCommand="ObjectListCommandEventHandler" />

When an ItemCommand event handler is defined, the ObjectList notifies the handler when an item event is generated through user interaction.

When you render an object list by using templates, the ItemCommand event handler is called through the event-bubbling mechanism of ASP.NET. The event handler is passed an argument of type ObjectListCommandEventArgs, which contains information about the source item and the CommandName property of the control that generated the event. This allows you to render a single item with multiple associated interactions.

On default rendering, the control renders each of the commands defined for the object list as a link. When the user clicks a link, the ItemCommand event handler is called with an argument of type ObjectListCommandEventArgs, which contains information about the source item. The value in the CommandName property is the name of the command that the user invoked.

The following code example demonstrates how to trap the ItemCommand event. The CommandName property specifies what action to perform.


The following code sample uses the single-file code model and may not work correctly if copied directly into a code-behind file. This code sample must be copied into an empty text file that has an .aspx extension. For more information, see ASP.NET Web Page Code Model.

<%@ Page Language="C#" 
    Inherits="System.Web.UI.MobileControls.MobilePage" %>
<%@ Register TagPrefix="mobile" 
    Assembly="System.Web.Mobile" %>

<script runat="server">
    //System.Web.UI.MobileControls.ObjectListItem item;
    //System.Web.UI.MobileControls.ObjectListItemCollection itemColl;
    // Get the persisted array through postbacks.
    ArrayList arr = new ArrayList();
    public void Page_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e)
        if (!IsPostBack)
            // Create and fill the array
            arr.Add(new Task("Tomorrow's work", "Yes", 1));
            arr.Add(new Task("Today's work", "Yes", 1));
            arr.Add(new Task("Yesterday's work", "No", 1));

            // Persist the array in the Session object
            Session["MyArrayList"] = arr;

            // Associate and bind array to the 
            // ObjectList for each postback.
            ObjectList1.DataSource = arr;
            ObjectList1.LabelField = "TaskName";

    private void ItemCommand_Click(Object sender, 
        ObjectListCommandEventArgs e)
        // Get the array from the Session object
        arr = (ArrayList)Session["MyArrayList"];

        // Remove selected item from the ObjectLis
        int i = ObjectList1.SelectedIndex;
        Session["MyArrayList"] = arr;

        // Re-Bind ObjectList to altered ArrayList.
        ObjectList1.DataSource = arr;
        ObjectList1.LabelField = "TaskName";
        ObjectList1.ViewMode = ObjectListViewMode.List;

    void ItemCommands_Show(Object sender, 
        ObjectListShowCommandsEventArgs e) 
        // Check conditions, and add or remove 
        // commands in the detail view.
        if (e.ListItem["Editable"].Equals("No"))
        else if (ObjectList1.Commands.Count < 1)
                ObjectListCommand("Delete", "Delete"));

    private class Task
        private string _TaskName;
        private string _Editable;
        private int _Days;
        public Task(string TaskName, string Editable, int Days)
            _TaskName = TaskName;
            _Editable = Editable;
            _Days = Days;
        public string TaskName
        { get { return _TaskName; } }
        public string Editable
        { get { return _Editable; } }
        public int Days
        { get { return _Days; } }

<html xmlns="" >
    <mobile:Form runat="server" id="Form1" >
        <mobile:ObjectList runat="server" id="ObjectList1" 
            OnShowItemCommands="ItemCommands_Show" >
            <Command Name="Delete" Text="Delete" />
        <mobile:Label runat="server" id="Label1" />
        <mobile:Label runat="server" id="Label2" />

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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