Updating Event
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SqlDataSource.Updating Event

Occurs before an update operation.

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

event SqlDataSourceCommandEventHandler^ Updating {
	void add (SqlDataSourceCommandEventHandler^ value);
	void remove (SqlDataSourceCommandEventHandler^ value);
/** @event */
public void add_Updating (SqlDataSourceCommandEventHandler value)

/** @event */
public void remove_Updating (SqlDataSourceCommandEventHandler value)

In JScript, you can handle the events defined by a class, but you cannot define your own.
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Handle the Updating event to perform additional initialization operations that are specific to your application, to validate the values of parameters, or to change the parameter values before the SqlDataSource control performs the update operation. The connection to the underlying data source is not yet open when the event handler delegate is called. Therefore, you cannot directly cancel the Update database operation by calling the Cancel method on the DbCommand object that is exposed by the SqlDataSourceCommandEventArgs object. You can, however, cancel the database operation by setting the Cancel property of the SqlDataSourceCommandEventArgs to true.

For more information about handling events, see Consuming Events.

Security noteSecurity Note:

Values are inserted into parameters without validation, which is a potential security threat. Use the Updating event to validate parameter values before executing the query. For more information, see Script Exploits Overview (Visual Studio).

The following code example demonstrates how to display data that is retrieved from a Microsoft SQL Server database in a DropDownList control and update the record using a TextBox control. The example shows how you can use a DbTransaction object to add transaction context when using the SqlDataSource control to update data.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.
<%@Page  Language="VJ#" %>
<%@Import Namespace="System.Data" %>
<%@Import Namespace="System.Data.Common" %>
<%@Import Namespace="System.Diagnostics" %>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">

<script runat="server">

     private void On_Click(Object source, System.EventArgs e)
        try {
        catch (System.Exception except) {
            // Handle Exception
        Label2.set_Text("The record was updated successfully!");
    } //On_Click

    private void OnSqlUpdate(Object source, SqlDataSourceCommandEventArgs e)
        // Log the command in the Event Log on the Web server.
        String logInfo = e.get_Command().get_CommandText() 
            + " is being submitted to the database.";
        IEnumerator ie = e.get_Command().get_Parameters().GetEnumerator();
        while (ie.MoveNext()) {
            DbParameter param = ((DbParameter)(ie.get_Current()));
            logInfo = logInfo + " " + param.get_ParameterName()+ "=" 
            + param.get_Value();

        EventLog log = new EventLog();
        log.set_Source("ASP.NET Example");
    } //OnSqlUpdate    


<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
  <head runat="server">
    <title>ASP.NET Example</title>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
          ConnectionString="Data Source=localhost;Integrated Security=SSPI;Initial Catalog=Northwind;"
          SelectCommand="SELECT EmployeeID, LastName, Address FROM Employees"
          UpdateCommand="UPDATE Employees SET Address=@Address WHERE EmployeeID=@EmployeeID"
              <asp:ControlParameter Name="Address" ControlId="TextBox1" PropertyName="Text"/>
              <asp:ControlParameter Name="EmployeeID" ControlId="DropDownList1" PropertyName="SelectedValue"/>


      <br />
      <asp:Label id="Label1" runat="server" Text="Enter a new address for the selected user."
        AssociatedControlID="TextBox1" />
      <asp:TextBox id="TextBox1" runat="server" />
      <asp:Button id="Submit" runat="server" Text="Submit" OnClick="On_Click" />

      <br /><asp:Label id="Label2" runat="server" Text="" />


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.

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Supported in: 3.0, 2.0

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