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RowEditing Event

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)

'Declaration
Public Event RowEditing As GridViewEditEventHandler

The RowEditing event is raised when a row's Edit button is clicked, but before the GridView control enters edit mode. This enables 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 enables 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 example demonstrates how to use the RowEditing event to put a row in edit mode when the data source is set programmatically.

<%@ Page Language="VB" %>
<%@ Import Namespace="System.Data" %>

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

<script runat="server">

  Protected Sub Page_Load()

    If Not Page.IsPostBack Then
      ' Create a new table.
      Dim taskTable As New DataTable("TaskList")

      ' Create the columns.
      taskTable.Columns.Add("Id", GetType(Integer))
      taskTable.Columns.Add("Description", GetType(String))
      taskTable.Columns.Add("IsComplete", GetType(Boolean))

      'Add data to the new table.
      For i = 0 To 19
        Dim tableRow = taskTable.NewRow()
        tableRow("Id") = i
        tableRow("Description") = "Task " + i.ToString()
        tableRow("IsComplete") = False
        taskTable.Rows.Add(tableRow)
      Next

      'Persist the table in the Session object.
      Session("TaskTable") = taskTable

      'Bind data to the GridView control.
      BindData()
    End If

  End Sub

  Protected Sub TaskGridView_PageIndexChanging(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As GridViewPageEventArgs)
    TaskGridView.PageIndex = e.NewPageIndex
    'Bind data to the GridView control.
    BindData()
  End Sub

  Protected Sub TaskGridView_RowEditing(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As GridViewEditEventArgs)
    'Set the edit index.
    TaskGridView.EditIndex = e.NewEditIndex
    'Bind data to the GridView control.
    BindData()
  End Sub

  Protected Sub TaskGridView_RowCancelingEdit()
    'Reset the edit index.
    TaskGridView.EditIndex = -1
    'Bind data to the GridView control.
    BindData()
  End Sub

  Protected Sub TaskGridView_RowUpdating(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As GridViewUpdateEventArgs)
    'Retrieve the table from the session object.
    Dim dt = CType(Session("TaskTable"), DataTable)

    'Update the values.
    Dim row = TaskGridView.Rows(e.RowIndex)
    dt.Rows(row.DataItemIndex)("Id") = (CType((row.Cells(1).Controls(0)), TextBox)).Text
    dt.Rows(row.DataItemIndex)("Description") = (CType((row.Cells(2).Controls(0)), TextBox)).Text
    dt.Rows(row.DataItemIndex)("IsComplete") = (CType((row.Cells(3).Controls(0)), CheckBox)).Checked

    'Reset the edit index.
    TaskGridView.EditIndex = -1

    'Bind data to the GridView control.
    BindData()
  End Sub

  Private Sub BindData()
    TaskGridView.DataSource = Session("TaskTable")
    TaskGridView.DataBind()
  End Sub

</script>

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head runat="server">
    <title>GridView example</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
    <div>

      <asp:GridView ID="TaskGridView" runat="server" 
        AutoGenerateEditButton="True" 
        AllowPaging="true"
        OnRowEditing="TaskGridView_RowEditing"         
        OnRowCancelingEdit="TaskGridView_RowCancelingEdit" 
        OnRowUpdating="TaskGridView_RowUpdating"
        OnPageIndexChanging="TaskGridView_PageIndexChanging">
      </asp:GridView>

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

The following 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="VB" %>

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

  Sub CustomersGridView_RowEditing(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As GridViewEditEventArgs)

    ' Get the country for the row being edited. For this example, the
    ' country is contained in the seventh column (index 6). 
    Dim country As String = 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 United States. 
    If country = "USA" Then

      ' Cancel the edit operation.
      e.Cancel = True
      Message.Text = "You cannot edit this record."

    Else

      Message.Text = ""

    End If

  End Sub

</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>

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0
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