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GridView.RowEditing Event

Occurs when a row's Edit button is clicked, but before the GridView control enters edit mode.

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

public event GridViewEditEventHandler RowEditing
/** @event */
public void add_RowEditing (GridViewEditEventHandler value)

/** @event */
public void remove_RowEditing (GridViewEditEventHandler value)

In JScript, you can handle the events defined by a class, but you cannot define your own.
Not applicable.

The RowEditing event is raised when a row's Edit button is clicked, but before the GridView control enters edit mode. This allows you to provide an event-handling method that performs a custom routine, such as canceling the edit operation, whenever this event occurs.

A GridViewEditEventArgs object is passed to the event-handling method, which allows you to determine the index of the current row and to indicate that the edit operation should be canceled. To cancel the edit operation, set the Cancel property of the GridViewEditEventArgs object to true.

For more information about handling events, see Consuming Events.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the RowEditing event to cancel the editing operation if the user attempts to edit the record for a company in the United States.


<%@ 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 CustomersGridView_RowEditing(Object sender, GridViewEditEventArgs e)
  {
    
    // Get the country for the row being edited. For this example, the
    // country is contained in the seventh column (index 6). 
    String country = CustomersGridView.Rows[e.NewEditIndex].Cells[6].Text;

    // For this example, cancel the edit operation if the user attempts
    // to edit the record of a customer from the Unites States. 
    if (country == "USA")
    {
      // Cancel the edit operation.
      e.Cancel = true;
      Message.Text = "You cannot edit this record.";
    }
    else
    {
      Message.Text = "";
    }
    
  }
    
</script>

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
  <head runat="server">
    <title>GridView RowEditing Example</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
        
      <h3>GridView RowEditing Example</h3>
          
      <asp:label id="Message"
        forecolor="Red"
        runat="server"/>
                
      <br/>
            
      <!-- The GridView control automatically sets the columns     -->
      <!-- specified in the datakeynames property as read-only.    -->
      <!-- No input controls are rendered for these columns in     -->
      <!-- edit mode.                                              -->
      <asp:gridview id="CustomersGridView" 
        datasourceid="CustomersSqlDataSource" 
        autogeneratecolumns="true"
        autogenerateeditbutton="true"
        allowpaging="true" 
        datakeynames="CustomerID"
        onrowediting="CustomersGridView_RowEditing"   
        runat="server">
      </asp:gridview>
            
      <!-- 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="CustomersSqlDataSource"  
        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">
      </asp:sqldatasource>
            
    </form>
  </body>
</html>


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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