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CommandField.EditText Property

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

Gets or sets the caption for an Edit button in a CommandField field.

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

[LocalizableAttribute(true)] 
public virtual string EditText { get; set; }
/** @property */
public String get_EditText ()

/** @property */
public void set_EditText (String value)

public function get EditText () : String

public function set EditText (value : String)

Property Value

The caption for an Edit button in a CommandField. The default is "Edit".

When the ButtonType property of a CommandField object is set to ButtonType.Button or ButtonType.Link, use the EditText property to specify the text to display for an Edit button.

NoteNote

As an alternative to displaying text for an Edit button, you can display an image by first setting the ButtonType property to ButtonType.Image and then setting the EditImageUrl property.

The value of this property, when set, can be saved automatically to a resource file by using a designer tool. For more information, see LocalizableAttribute and ASP.NET Globalization and Localization.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the EditText property to specify a custom caption for an Edit button displayed in a CommandField field of a GridView control.


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

<html>
  <body>
    <form runat="server">
      
      <h3>CommandField Example</h3>

      <asp:gridview id="CustomersGridView" 
        datasourceid="CustomersSqlDataSource" 
        autogeneratecolumns="false"
        datakeynames="CustomerID"  
        runat="server">
        
        <columns>
          <asp:commandfield showeditbutton="true"
            edittext="Edit Customer"
            canceltext="Discard"
            updatetext="Revise"
            headertext="Edit Controls"/>
          <asp:boundfield datafield="CustomerID"
            headertext="Customer ID" />
          <asp:boundfield datafield="CompanyName"
            headertext="Company Name"/>
          <asp:boundfield datafield="Address"
            headertext="Address"/>
          <asp:boundfield datafield="City"
            headertext="City"/>
          <asp:boundfield datafield="PostalCode"
            headertext="ZIP Code"/>
          <asp:boundfield datafield="Country"
            headertext="Country"/>
        </columns>
        
      </asp:gridview>
            
      <!-- 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="CustomersSqlDataSource"  
        selectcommand="Select [CustomerID], [CompanyName], [Address], [City], [PostalCode], [Country] From [Customers]"
        updatecommand="Update Customers Set CompanyName=@CompanyName, Address=@Address, City=@City, PostalCode=@PostalCode, Country=@Country Where (CustomerID = @CustomerID)"
        connectionstring="<%$ ConnectionStrings:NorthWindConnectionString%>"
        runat="server">
      </asp:sqldatasource>
            
    </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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