Parameter.DefaultValue Property


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Specifies a default value for the parameter, should the value that the parameter is bound to be uninitialized when the Evaluate method is called.

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

public string DefaultValue { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String

A string that serves as a default value for the Parameter when the value it is bound to cannot be resolved or is uninitialized.

The DefaultValue property is used in scenarios where the parameter is bound to a value, but the value is null or cannot be resolved when the Parameter object is evaluated.

If the DefaultValue property of the parameter is changed, the OnParameterChanged method is called.

The following code example demonstrates how to retrieve a single data record using an ObjectDataSource control and display it in a DetailsView control. The ObjectDataSource control retrieves a specific employee record by calling the GetEmployee method of the EmployeeLogic class. The GetEmployee method requires an employee ID parameter. The ObjectDataSource control uses a QueryStringParameter object in its SelectParameters collection to pass an ID to the GetEmployee method in this example.

To view the example implementation of the EmployeeLogic class and the GetEmployee method, see the ObjectDataSource class overview.

<%@ Register TagPrefix="aspSample" Namespace="Samples.AspNet.CS" Assembly="Samples.AspNet.CS" %>
<%@ Page language="c#" %>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
<html xmlns="" >
    <title>ObjectDataSource - C# Example</title>
    <form id="Form1" method="post" runat="server">


<!-- Security Note: The ObjectDataSource uses a QueryStringParameter,
     Security Note: which does not perform validation of input from the client.
     Security Note: To validate the value of the QueryStringParameter, handle the Selecting event. -->

          typename="Samples.AspNet.CS.EmployeeLogic" >
            <asp:querystringparameter name="EmployeeID" querystringfield="empid" defaultvalue="-1" />


.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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