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DetailsViewUpdatedEventArgs.OldValues Property

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

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

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

public IOrderedDictionary OldValues { get; }
/** @property */
public IOrderedDictionary get_OldValues ()

public function get OldValues () : IOrderedDictionary

Property Value

An IOrderedDictionary that contains a dictionary of the original field name/value pairs for the updated record.

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

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

NoteNote

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 OldValues property to access the original values of the non-key fields for the updated record.


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

<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.
      DisplayValues(e);

      if (e.AffectedRows == 1)
      {
        MessageLabel.Text += e.AffectedRows.ToString() + 
          " record updated.";
      }
      else
      {
        MessageLabel.Text += e.AffectedRows.ToString() + 
          " records updated.";
      }
    }
    else
    {
      // 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>";
    
  }
  
</script>

<html>

  <body>
    <form runat="server">
        
      <h3>DetailsViewUpdatedEventArgs Example</h3>
                       
        <asp:detailsview id="CustomerDetailsView"
          datasourceid="DetailsViewSource"
          autogeneraterows="true"
          autogenerateeditbutton="true"  
          allowpaging="true"
          datakeynames="CustomerID" 
          onitemupdated="CustomerDetailsView_ItemUpdated"
          runat="server">
            
          <pagersettings position="Bottom"/> 
                    
        </asp:detailsview>
        
        <br/>
        
        <asp:label id="MessageLabel"
          forecolor="Red"
          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"
          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%>" 
          runat="server"/>
            
      </form>
  </body>
</html>


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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