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FormView.Row Property

Gets the FormViewRow object that represents the data row in a FormView control.

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

public virtual FormViewRow Row { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Web.UI.WebControls.FormViewRow
The FormViewRow that represents the data row in a FormView control.

Use the Row property to programmatically access the FormViewRow object that represents the data row. The data row contains different content based on the template rendered for the current mode (specified by the CurrentMode property). You can only access the contents of the template for the current mode. The following table shows which template is used for each mode.


Template rendered








The Row property is available only after the FormView control creates the data row in the ItemCreated event.

This property is commonly used when you need to programmatically manipulate the data row, for example when adding custom content. Any modification to the Row property must be performed after the FormView control has been data-bound; otherwise, the FormView control overwrites any changes.

The following example demonstrates how to use the Row property to access the properties of the data row during the ItemCreated event.

<%@ page language="C#" %>
<%@ import namespace="System.Data" %>

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

  void EmployeeFormView_ItemCreated(Object sender, EventArgs e)
    // Use the Row property to retrieve the data row from 
    // the FormView control.
    FormViewRow row = EmployeeFormView.Row;

    // Get the data item bound to the FormView control.
    DataRowView rowView = (DataRowView)EmployeeFormView.DataItem;

    // Set the ToolTip property of the data row. 
    row.ToolTip = rowView["FirstName"].ToString() + " " +


<html xmlns="" >
  <head runat="server">
    <title>FormView Row Example</title>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">

      <h3>FormView Row Example</h3>

      <asp:formview id="EmployeeFormView"


                <asp:image id="EmployeeImage"
                  imageurl='<%# Eval("PhotoPath") %>'
                  alternatetext='<%# Eval("LastName") %>' 
                <h3><%# Eval("FirstName") %>&nbsp;<%# Eval("LastName") %></h3>      
                <%# Eval("Title") %>        



      <!-- 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]"
        connectionstring="<%$ ConnectionStrings:NorthWindConnectionString%>" 


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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