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ListViewCommandEventArgs Class

Provides data for the ItemCommand event.

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

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public class ListViewCommandEventArgs : CommandEventArgs

The ItemCommand event is raised when a button in the ListView control is clicked. This enables you to provide an event-handling method that performs a custom routine whenever this event occurs.


The ListView control also raises other events when certain buttons are clicked (for example, buttons with the CommandName property set to "Delete", "Update", or "Page"). When you use one of these buttons, you can handle one of the specialized events that are provided by the control, such as the ItemDeleted or ItemDeleting events.

A ListViewCommandEventArgs object is passed to the event-handling method, which enables you to determine the command name and command argument of the button that was clicked. To determine the command name use the CommandName property, and to determine the command argument, use the CommandArgument property. You can also access the button control that raised the event by using the CommandSource property.

For a list of initial property values for an instance of the ListViewCommandEventArgs class, see the ListViewCommandEventArgs constructor.

The following example shows how to use the ListViewCommandEventArgs object that is passed to the event handler.

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

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"  

<script runat="server">
  protected void EmployeesListView_OnItemCommand(object sender, ListViewCommandEventArgs e)
    if (String.Equals(e.CommandName, "AddToList"))
      // Verify that the employee ID is not already in the list. If not, add the 
      // employee to the list.
      ListViewDataItem dataItem = (ListViewDataItem)e.Item;
      string employeeID = 

      if (SelectedEmployeesListBox.Items.FindByValue(employeeID) == null)
        ListItem item = new ListItem(e.CommandArgument.ToString(), employeeID);

<html xmlns="" >
<head id="Head1" runat="server">
    <title>Employee List</title>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
      <asp:ListView runat="server" 
          <table runat="server" id="tblEmployees" 
                 cellspacing="0" cellpadding="1" width="440px" border="1">
            <tr id="itemPlaceholder" runat="server"></tr>
          <asp:DataPager ID="EmployeesDataPager" runat="server" PageSize="10">
              <asp:NumericPagerField />
          <tr runat="server">
              <asp:Label runat="server" ID="NameLabel" 
                Text='<%#Eval("LastName") + ", " + Eval("FirstName") %>' />
            <td style="width:80px">
              <asp:LinkButton runat="server" 
                Text="Add To List" 
                CommandArgument='<%#Eval("LastName") + ", " + Eval("FirstName") %>' />

      <br /><br />
      <b>Selected Employees:</b><br />
      <asp:ListBox runat="server" ID="SelectedEmployeesListBox" Rows="10" Width="300px" />

      <!-- This example uses Microsoft SQL Server and connects      -->
      <!-- to the AdventureWorks sample database. Use an ASP.NET    -->
      <!-- expression to retrieve the connection string value       -->
      <!-- from the Web.config file.                                -->       
      <asp:SqlDataSource ID="EmployeesDataSource" runat="server" 
        ConnectionString="<%$ ConnectionStrings:AdventureWorks_DataConnectionString %>"
        SelectCommand="SELECT [EmployeeID], [FirstName], [LastName]
                       FROM HumanResources.vEmployee
                       ORDER BY [LastName], [FirstName], [EmployeeID]">


Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

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.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5