Keys Property

DetailsViewUpdatedEventArgs.Keys Property

Gets a dictionary that contains the key field name/value pairs for the updated record.

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

public IOrderedDictionary Keys { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Collections.Specialized.IOrderedDictionary
An IOrderedDictionary that contains a dictionary of key field name/value pairs for the updated record.

Use the Keys property to access the values of the key field for an updated record. For example, you can use these values to keep a log of updated records.

The Keys property returns an object that implements the IOrderedDictionary interface. The object contains DictionaryEntry objects that represent the fields of the updated record.


As a shortcut, you can also use the indexer of the IOrderedDictionary object to access the field values directly.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the Keys property to access the values of the key field for an updated record.

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

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
<script runat="server">

  void CustomerDetailsView_ItemUpdated(Object sender, 
    DetailsViewUpdatedEventArgs e)
    // Use the Exception property to determine whether an exception
    // occurred during the insert operation.
    if (e.Exception == null)
      // Use the Values property to get the value entered by 
      // the user for the CompanyName field.
      String keyFieldValue = e.Keys["CustomerID"].ToString();

      // Display a confirmation message.
      MessageLabel.Text = "Record " + keyFieldValue + 
        " updated successfully. ";

      // Display the old and new values.

      if (e.AffectedRows == 1)
        MessageLabel.Text += e.AffectedRows.ToString() + 
          " record updated.";
        MessageLabel.Text += e.AffectedRows.ToString() + 
          " records updated.";
      // Insert the code to handle the exception.
      MessageLabel.Text = e.Exception.Message;

      // Use the ExceptionHandled property to indicate that the 
      // exception is already handled.
      e.ExceptionHandled = true;

      // When an exception occurs, keep the DetailsView
      // control in edit mode.
      e.KeepInEditMode = true;

  void DisplayValues(DetailsViewUpdatedEventArgs e)

    MessageLabel.Text += "<br/></br>";

    // Iterate through the OldValue and NewValues
    // properties and display the values.
    for (int i = 0; i < e.OldValues.Count; i++)
      MessageLabel.Text += "Old Value=" + e.OldValues[i].ToString() +
        ", New Value=" + e.NewValues[i].ToString() + "<br/>";

    MessageLabel.Text += "</br>";



<html xmlns="" >

  <head runat="server">
    <title>DetailsViewUpdatedEventArgs Example</title>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">

      <h3>DetailsViewUpdatedEventArgs Example</h3>

        <asp:detailsview id="CustomerDetailsView"

          <pagersettings position="Bottom"/> 



        <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"
          selectcommand="Select [CustomerID], [CompanyName], [Address], 
            [City], [PostalCode], [Country] From [Customers]"
          updatecommand="Update [Customers] Set 
          [CompanyName]=@CompanyName, [Address]=@Address, 
          [City]=@City, [PostalCode]=@PostalCode, 
          Where [CustomerID]=@CustomerID"
          "<%$ ConnectionStrings:NorthWindConnectionString%>" 


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Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0
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