ItemCommand Event

DetailsView.ItemCommand Event

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

Occurs when a button within a DetailsView control is clicked.

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

Public Event ItemCommand As DetailsViewCommandEventHandler
Dim instance As DetailsView
Dim handler As DetailsViewCommandEventHandler

AddHandler instance.ItemCommand, handler

/** @event */
public void add_ItemCommand (DetailsViewCommandEventHandler value)

/** @event */
public void remove_ItemCommand (DetailsViewCommandEventHandler value)

JScript supports the use of events, but not the declaration of new ones.

The ItemCommand event is raised when a button within the DetailsView control is clicked. This allows you to provide an event handler that performs a custom routine whenever this event occurs.

A DetailsViewCommandEventArgs object is passed to the event handler, which allows you to determine the command name and command argument of the button clicked. To determine the index of the current record, use the PageIndex property.

For more information about handling events, see Consuming Events.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the ItemCommand event to handle a button click in a DetailsView control. When the user clicks the Add Contact button, the item is added to a ListBox control.

<%@ Page Language="VB" %>

<script runat="server">

  Sub CustomerDetailView_ItemCommand(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As DetailsViewCommandEventArgs)
        ' Use the CommandName property to determine which button
        ' was clicked. 
        If e.CommandName = "Add" Then

            ' Add the current store to the contact list. 
            ' Get the row that contains the store name. In this
            ' example, the store name is in the second row (index 1)  
            ' of the DetailsView control.
            Dim row As DetailsViewRow = CustomerDetailView.Rows(1)
            ' Get the store's name from the appropriate cell.
            ' In this example, the store name is in the second cell  
            ' (index 1) of the row.
            Dim name As String = row.Cells(1).Text

            ' Create a ListItem object with the store's name.
            Dim item As New ListItem(name)

            ' Add the ListItem object to the ListBox, if the 
            ' item doesn't already exist.
            If Not ContactListBox.Items.Contains(item) Then
            End If
        End If
    End Sub


    <form id="Form1" runat="server">
            DetailsView ItemCommand Example</h3>
        <asp:DetailsView ID="CustomerDetailView" 
            <FieldHeaderStyle BackColor="Navy" ForeColor="White" />
                <asp:BoundField DataField="CustomerID" HeaderText="Store ID" />
                <asp:BoundField DataField="CompanyName" HeaderText="Store Name" />
                <asp:BoundField DataField="City" HeaderText="City" />
                <asp:ButtonField CommandName="Add" Text="Add Contact" />
        <hr />
        Contacts:<br />
        <asp:ListBox ID="ContactListBox" 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="DetailsViewSource" runat="server" 
            "<%$ ConnectionStrings:NorthWindConnectionString%>"
            InsertCommand="INSERT INTO [Customers]([CustomerID], [CompanyName], [Address], [City], [PostalCode], [Country]) VALUES (@CustomerID, @CompanyName, @Address, @City, @PostalCode, @Country)"
          SelectCommand="Select [CustomerID], [CompanyName], 
            [Address], [City], [PostalCode], [Country] From 

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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