SqlDataSource.Updating Event


Occurs before an update operation.

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

Public Event Updating As SqlDataSourceCommandEventHandler

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 NIB: Consuming Events.

System_CAPS_security Security 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.

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.

<%@Page  Language="VB" %>
<%@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">

 Sub On_Click(ByVal source As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs)
 End Sub 'On_Click

 Sub On_Sql_Updating(ByVal source As Object, ByVal e As SqlDataSourceCommandEventArgs)
     Dim command as DbCommand
     Dim connection as DbConnection
     Dim transaction as DbTransaction

     command    = e.Command
     connection = command.Connection     
     transaction = connection.BeginTransaction()
     command.Transaction = transaction

 End Sub 'On_Sql_Updating

 Sub On_Sql_Updated(ByVal source As Object, ByVal e As SqlDataSourceStatusEventArgs)

    Dim command As DbCommand
    Dim transaction As DbTransaction

    command = e.Command
    transaction = command.Transaction

    ' In this code example the OtherProcessSucceeded variable represents
    ' the outcome of some other process that occurs whenever the data is 
    ' updated, and must succeed for the data change to be committed. For 
    ' simplicity, we set this value to true. 
    Dim OtherProcessSucceeded as Boolean = True

    If (OtherProcessSucceeded) Then
        Label2.Text="The record was updated successfully!"
        Label2.Text="The record was not updated."
    End If
 End Sub ' On_Sql_Updated

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
  <head runat="server">
    <title>ASP.NET Example</title>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
          ConnectionString="<%$ ConnectionStrings:MyNorthwind%>"
          SelectCommand="SELECT EmployeeID, LastName, Address FROM Employees"
          UpdateCommand="UPDATE Employees SET Address=@Address WHERE EmployeeID=@EmployeeID"
          OnUpdated ="On_Sql_Updated">
              <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="" />


.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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