DetailsView.UpdateItem Method (Boolean)


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Updates the current record in the data source.

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

public virtual void UpdateItem(
	bool causesValidation


Type: System.Boolean

true to perform page validation when the method is called; otherwise, false.

Exception Condition

This method is called when the DetailsView control is not in edit mode.

- or -

The DataSourceView associated with the DetailsView control is null.

When the DetailsView control is in edit mode, use the UpdateItem method to programmatically update the current record in the data source. This method is commonly used when you need to update the current record from outside of the DetailsView control, such as from a different control on the page.


The DetailsView control must be in edit mode when this method is called; otherwise, an HttpException exception is thrown.

To specify whether page validation is performed before the update operation, use the causesValidation parameter. Calling this method also raises the ItemUpdated and ItemUpdating events.

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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