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DetailsView.ItemDeleting Event

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

Occurs when a Delete button within a DetailsView control is clicked, but before the delete operation.

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

Public Event ItemDeleting As DetailsViewDeleteEventHandler
Dim instance As DetailsView
Dim handler As DetailsViewDeleteEventHandler

AddHandler instance.ItemDeleting, handler

/** @event */
public void add_ItemDeleting (DetailsViewDeleteEventHandler value)

/** @event */
public void remove_ItemDeleting (DetailsViewDeleteEventHandler value)

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

The ItemDeleting event is raised when a Delete button within the DetailsView control is clicked, but before the delete operation. This allows you to provide an event handler that performs a custom routine, such as canceling the delete operation, whenever this event occurs.

A DetailsViewDeleteEventArgs object is passed to the event handler, which allows you to determine the index of the record being deleted and to indicate that the delete operation should be canceled. To cancel the delete operation, set the Cancel property to true. You can also manipulate the Keys and Values collections, if necessary, before the values are passed to the data source.

For more information about handling events, see Consuming Events.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the ItemDeleting event to cancel the delete operation if the user attempts to delete the last item from the DetailsView control.

<%@ Page language="VB" %>

<script runat="server">

    Sub CustomerDetailView_ItemDeleting(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As DetailsViewDeleteEventArgs)
        ' Cancel the delete operation if the user attempts to delete the last
        ' record from the data source.
        If (CustomerDetailView.DataItemCount <= 1) Then
            e.Cancel = True
            MessageLabel.Text = "You must keep at least one store."
            MessageLabel.Text = ""
        End If
    End Sub


    <form id="Form1" runat="server">
      <h3>DetailsView ItemDeleting Example</h3>
        <asp:detailsview id="CustomerDetailView"
          <fieldheaderstyle backcolor="Navy"
        <asp:Label id="MessageLabel"
        <!-- 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 [Customers]"
            DeleteCommand="DELETE FROM [Customers] WHERE [CustomerID] = @CustomerID" >

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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