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FormView.DataKeyNames Property

Gets or sets an array that contains the names of the key fields for the data source.

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

virtual property array<String^>^ DataKeyNames {
	array<String^>^ get ();
	void set (array<String^>^ value);
/** @property */
public String[] get_DataKeyNames ()

/** @property */
public void set_DataKeyNames (String[] value)

public function get DataKeyNames () : String[]

public function set DataKeyNames (value : String[])

Not applicable.

Property Value

An array that contains the names of the key fields for the data source.

Use the DataKeyNames property to specify a comma-separated list of field names that represent the primary key of the data source. When the DataKeyNames property is set, the FormView control automatically creates a DataKey object that contains the key/value pairs of the field or fields listed in the DataKeyNames property for the current record. The DataKey object is then stored in the DataKey property.


You must set the DataKeyNames property for the built-in updating, deleting, and inserting features of the FormView control to work.

The following example demonstrates how to use the DataKeyNames property to specify the key field for the data source bound to the FormView control.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0

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