SqlDataSourceView.OnUpdating Method (SqlDataSourceCommandEventArgs)


Raises the Updating event before the SqlDataSource control attempts an update operation.

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

protected virtual void OnUpdating(
	SqlDataSourceCommandEventArgs e

Raising an event invokes the event handler through a delegate. For more information, see NIB: Consuming Events.

The OnUpdating method also allows derived classes to handle the event without attaching a delegate. This is the preferred technique for handling the event in a derived class.

Notes to Inheritors:

When overriding the OnUpdating in a derived class, be sure to call the OnUpdating method for the base class so that registered delegates receive the event.

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="C#" %>
<%@Import Namespace="System.Data" %>
<%@Import Namespace="System.Data.Common" %>
<%@Import Namespace="System.Data.SqlClient" %>
<%@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, EventArgs e) {    

 private void OnSqlUpdating(Object source, SqlDataSourceCommandEventArgs e) {
    DbCommand command = e.Command;
    DbConnection cx  = command.Connection;    
    DbTransaction tx = cx.BeginTransaction();
    command.Transaction = tx;

 private void OnSqlUpdated(Object source, SqlDataSourceStatusEventArgs e) {
    DbCommand command = e.Command;
    DbTransaction tx = 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. 
    bool OtherProcessSucceeded = true;

    if (OtherProcessSucceeded) {
        Label2.Text="The record was updated successfully!";
    else {
        Label2.Text="The record was not 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 ="OnSqlUpdated">
              <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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