UpdateImageUrl Property

CommandField.UpdateImageUrl Property

Gets or sets the URL to an image to display for an Update button in a CommandField field.

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

public virtual string UpdateImageUrl { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
The URL for an image to display for an Update button in a CommandField. The default is an empty string (""), which indicates that this property is not set.

When the ButtonType property of a CommandField field is set to ButtonType.Image, use the UpdateImageUrl property to specify the image to display for an Update button. This image can be in any file format (.jpg, .gif, .bmp, and so on), as long as the client's browser supports that format.


As an alternative to displaying an image for an Update button, you can display text by first setting the ButtonType property to ButtonType.Button or ButtonType.Link and then setting the UpdateText property.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the UpdateImageUrl property to specify a custom image to display for an Update button in a CommandField field of a GridView control. The ButtonType property must be set to ButtonType.Image for an Update button to display an image.

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

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" 
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
  <head runat="server">
    <title>CommandField Example</title>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">

      <h3>CommandField Example</h3>

      <asp:gridview id="CustomersGridView" 

          <asp:commandfield showeditbutton="true"
            headertext="Edit Controls"/>
          <asp:boundfield datafield="CustomerID"
            headertext="Customer ID" />
          <asp:boundfield datafield="CompanyName"
            headertext="Company Name"/>
          <asp:boundfield datafield="Address"
          <asp:boundfield datafield="City"
          <asp:boundfield datafield="PostalCode"
            headertext="ZIP Code"/>
          <asp:boundfield datafield="Country"


      <!-- 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%>"


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Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

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