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FormView.InsertItem Method

Inserts the current record in the data source.

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

public virtual void InsertItem(
	bool causesValidation
)

Parameters

causesValidation
Type: System.Boolean

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

ExceptionCondition
HttpException

This method is called when the FormView control is not in insert mode.

-or-

The DataSourceView object associated with the FormView control is null.

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

NoteNote:

The FormView control must be in insert mode when this method is called; otherwise, an HttpException is thrown.

To specify whether page validation is performed before the insert operation, use the causesValidation parameter. Calling this method also raises the ItemInserted and ItemInserting events.

The following example demonstrates how to use the InsertItem method to programmatically insert the current record in a FormView control in the data source.

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

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" 
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<script runat="server">

  void InsertButton_Click(Object sender, EventArgs e)
  {

    try
    {
      // Use the InsertItem method to programmatically insert 
      // the current record in the FormView control. 
      EmployeeFormView.InsertItem(true);
      MessageLabel.Text = "";
    }
    catch (HttpException ex)
    {
      MessageLabel.Text = "The FormView control must be in insert mode to insert a record.";
    }

  }

  void CancelButton_Click(Object sender, EventArgs e)
  {

    // Return the FormView control to read-only 
    // mode.
    EmployeeFormView.ChangeMode(FormViewMode.ReadOnly);
    MessageLabel.Text = "";

  }

</script>

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
  <head runat="server">
    <title>FormView InsertItem Example</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">

      <h3>FormView InsertItem Example</h3>

      <asp:formview id="EmployeeFormView"
        datasourceid="EmployeeSource"
        allowpaging="true"
        datakeynames="EmployeeID"
        emptydatatext="No employees found."
        runat="server">

        <itemtemplate>
          <table>
            <tr>
              <td rowspan="5">
                <asp:image id="CompanyLogoImage"
                  imageurl="~/Images/Logo.jpg"
                  alternatetext="Company logo"
                  runat="server"/>
              </td>
              <td colspan="2">
                  &nbsp; 
              </td>
            </tr>
            <tr>
              <td>
                <b>Name:</b>
              </td>
              <td>
                <%# Eval("FirstName") %> <%# Eval("LastName") %>
              </td>
            </tr>
            <tr>
              <td>
                <b>Title:</b>
              </td>
              <td>
                <%# Eval("Title") %>
              </td>
            </tr>
            <tr>
              <td colspan="2">
                <asp:linkbutton id="NewButton"
                  text="New"
                  commandname="New"
                  runat="server"/> 
              </td>
            </tr>
          </table>       
        </itemtemplate>
        <insertitemtemplate>
          <table>
            <tr>
              <td rowspan="4">
                <asp:image id="CompanyLogoEditImage"
                  imageurl="~/Images/Logo.jpg"
                  alternatetext="Company logo"
                  runat="server"/>
              </td>
              <td colspan="2">
                  &nbsp; 
              </td>
            </tr>
            <tr>
              <td>
                <b><asp:Label runat="server" 
                  AssociatedControlID="FirstNameInsertTextBox" 
                  Text="Name" />:</b>
              </td>
              <td>
                <asp:textbox id="FirstNameInsertTextBox"
                  text='<%# Bind("FirstName") %>'
                  runat="server"/>
                <asp:textbox id="LastNameInsertTextBox"
                  text='<%# Bind("LastName") %>'
                  runat="server"/>
              </td>
            </tr>
            <tr>
              <td>
                <b><asp:Label runat="server" 
                  AssociatedControlID="TitleInsertTextBox" 
                  Text="Title" />:</b>
              </td>
              <td>
                <asp:textbox id="TitleInsertTextBox"
                  text='<%# Bind("Title") %>'
                  runat="server"/> 
              </td>
            </tr>
          </table>       
        </insertitemtemplate> 

      </asp:formview>

      <hr/>

      <asp:Button id="InsertButton"
        text="Insert Record"
        onclick="InsertButton_Click" 
        runat="server"/>

      <asp:Button id="CancelButton"
        text="Cancel"
        onclick="CancelButton_Click" 
        runat="server"/>

      <br/><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="EmployeeSource"
        selectcommand="Select [EmployeeID], [LastName], [FirstName], [Title], [PhotoPath] From [Employees]"
        insertcommand="Insert Into [Employees] ([LastName], [FirstName], [Title]) VALUES (@LastName, @FirstName, @Title)"
        connectionstring="<%$ ConnectionStrings:NorthWindConnectionString%>" 
        runat="server"/>

    </form>
  </body>
</html>

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

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