FormView.DefaultMode Property

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

Gets or sets the data-entry mode to which the FormView control returns after an update, insert, or cancel operation.

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

virtual property FormViewMode DefaultMode {
	FormViewMode get ();
	void set (FormViewMode value);
/** @property */
public FormViewMode get_DefaultMode ()

/** @property */
public void set_DefaultMode (FormViewMode value)

public function get DefaultMode () : FormViewMode

public function set DefaultMode (value : FormViewMode)

Property Value

One of the FormViewMode values. The default is FormViewMode.ReadOnly.

Exception typeCondition


The specified value is not one of the FormViewMode enumeration values.

Use the DefaultMode property to specify whether the FormView control returns to edit, insert, or read-only mode after an update, insert, or cancel operation is performed. By default, the FormView control returns to read-only mode; however, you can keep the FormView control in edit or insert mode by setting this property to the appropriate value. The following table lists the different mode values.




The FormView control is in edit mode, which allows the user to update the values of a record.


The FormView control is in insert mode, which allows the user to add a new record to the data source.


The FormView control is in read-only mode, which is the normal display mode.

This property is commonly used when the FormView control has a single purpose, such as only to insert or edit records.

The following example demonstrates how to use the DefaultMode property to keep a FormView control in edit mode after an update operation.

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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