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Getting the clicked Row value of a nested repeater

Posted on 2004-11-30
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Last Modified: 2012-06-21
Hi All:

Here's my repeater:

<asp:repeater id="rptDivision" runat="server">
                  <%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "DivisionDesc")%>
            <asp:repeater id="rptActivity" runat="server" OnItemCommand="GetActivityToEdit_ItemCommand" DataSource='<%# ActivityDataBind(DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem,"DivisionID")) %>'>
                        <ASP:Button ID="lblActivityID" Text='<%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "ActivityID") %>' runat="server">
                        <%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "ActivityName")%>
            </asp:repeater><BR />

I need the value of lblActivityID for whatever button they press. I don't HAVE to use the button though.. I'd really prefer a hyperlink or a LinkButton. I tried to play with GetActivityToEdit_ItemCommand, but that doesn't work well for a nested repeater.. that and I don't know how to make it work. heh.

Question by:Mitchell_
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Expert Comment

ID: 12708572
in rptDivision:]

Sub Item_Created(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As DataListItemEventArgs)
   Dim neededLabel As Label = CType(e.Item.FindControl("lblActivityID"), Label)
End Sub

Author Comment

ID: 12708832

I get this error:

Compiler Error Message: BC30408: Method 'Public Sub Item_Created(sender As Object, e As System.Web.UI.WebControls.DataListItemEventArgs)' does not have the same signature as delegate 'Delegate Sub RepeaterItemEventHandler(sender As Object, e As System.Web.UI.WebControls.RepeaterItemEventArgs)'.

in the Sub that you gave me, it says "DataListItemEventArgs" - should that be that way for a repeater?

I am also not sure I see how it will give me the value of the clicked button ..


Accepted Solution

mani_sai earned 2000 total points
ID: 12709107
Sample Working Code :

'HTML Page Code:

<meta name="GENERATOR" content="Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 7.1">
<meta name="CODE_LANGUAGE" content="Visual Basic .NET 7.1">
<meta name="vs_defaultClientScript" content="JavaScript">
<meta name="vs_targetSchema" content="http://schemas.microsoft.com/intellisense/ie5">
<body MS_POSITIONING="GridLayout">
<form id="Form1" method="post" runat="server">
      <asp:Repeater id="Repeater1" runat="server">
            <table border="1">
            <tr bgcolor="#ffcc99">
            <th>First Name</th>
            <th>Last Name</th>
            <tr bgcolor="#ffcccc">
            <td><asp:Button CommandName="ID" Text=<%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "au_id") %>
                                    runat=server ID="Button1"/></td>

            <td><%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "au_fname") %></td>
            <td><%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "au_lname") %></td>
            <td><%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "address") %></td>
            <tr bgcolor="#ccff99">
            <td><asp:Button CommandName="ID" Text=<%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "au_id") %>
                                    runat=server ID="Button2"/></td>
            <td><%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "au_fname") %></td>
            <td><%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "au_lname") %></td>
            <td><%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "address") %></td>


'Code Behind

Imports System.Data.SqlClient

Public Class ASPRepeater
    Inherits System.Web.UI.Page

#Region " Web Form Designer Generated Code "

    'This call is required by the Web Form Designer.
    <System.Diagnostics.DebuggerStepThrough()> Private Sub InitializeComponent()

    End Sub
    Protected WithEvents Repeater1 As System.Web.UI.WebControls.Repeater

    'NOTE: The following placeholder declaration is required by the Web Form Designer.
    'Do not delete or move it.
    Private designerPlaceholderDeclaration As System.Object

    Private Sub Page_Init(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Init
        'CODEGEN: This method call is required by the Web Form Designer
        'Do not modify it using the code editor.
    End Sub

#End Region

    Private Sub Page_Load(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load
        'Put user code to initialize the page here

        If Not IsPostBack Then
            Dim sqlCon As New SqlConnection("Password=test;Persist Security Info=True;User ID=sa;Initial Catalog=pubs;Data Source=(local)")

            Dim ds As New DataSet
            Dim SqlDataAdapter1 As SqlDataAdapter
            Dim sqlCommand1 As SqlCommand
            Dim strSQLQuery As String = "SELECT * FROM Authors"

            sqlCommand1 = New SqlCommand(strSQLQuery, sqlCon)
            SqlDataAdapter1 = New SqlDataAdapter(sqlCommand1)

            SqlDataAdapter1.Fill(ds, "employee_record")
            Repeater1.DataSource = ds

        End If

    End Sub

    Private Sub Repeater1_ItemCommand(ByVal source As Object, ByVal e As System.Web.UI.WebControls.RepeaterCommandEventArgs) Handles Repeater1.ItemCommand

        If e.CommandName = "ID" Then
            Response.Write("ID selected is " & _
                CType(e.CommandSource, Button).Text())
        End If

    End Sub
End Class


Good Luck.

Author Comment

ID: 12709183

That does work.. now I am wondering, is there any way I could adopt that to have different text on the button? like the word "Edit" and have it check a hidden label for the value?

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