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Add textbox text to database

Posted on 2006-06-17
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Hi!

I'm creating a small chat and I've encountered a small problem.

I've made a textbox at the bottom and a submit button.
I want the user to fill in the text in the textbox and when the submit button is pressed the textbox text, time and username will be filled in the database.

How do I do that without the use of a GridView or DetailsView, only using the textbox and a submit button?

Thank you.
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Question by:Amplificator
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by:meomar
ID: 16927547
Hi,

The textbox information will be accessed from the Text property of the text box. You will need to respond to the click event of the submit button and update database with that as follows:

protected cmdSubmit_click(Object Sender, EventArg e)
{
  //string conn = "Connection string to database";
 // SqlCommand cmd = new SqlCommand();
//cmd.Connection = conn;
// cmd.Commandtext = "Insert into Table values (@text, @UserName,@Time)";
// cmd.Paramerts.add("@Text", TextBox1.Text);
//You get the idea ????

try
{
 conn.open();
cmd.ExcuteNonQuery();
}
catch(Exception ex)
{
 label.Text += ex.ToString();
}
finally{
cmd.close();
conn.close()
}


I hope this helps.





}
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by:Amplificator
ID: 16927609
Can you please try with a more complete example?

I'm new to this..
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meomar earned 125 total points
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protected cmdSubmit_click(Object Sender, EventArg e)
{
  string conn = "Connection string to database";
  SqlCommand cmd = new SqlCommand();
cmd.Connection = conn;
 cmd.Commandtext = "Insert into Table values (@text, @UserName,@Time)";
 cmd.Paramerts.add("@text", TextBox1.Text);
cmd.Paramerts.add("@UserName", "Name");
cmd.Paramerts.add("@Time", DateTime.Now.ToString());

try
{
 conn.open();
cmd.ExcuteNonQuery();
}
catch(Exception ex)
{
 label.Text += ex.ToString();
}
finally{
cmd.close();
conn.close()
}
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by:Amplificator
ID: 16928039
I've fixed it now, although I'm using a SqlDataSource, but pretty much the same way.

One last thing, when I add something the date is shown like this: 01-01-1900 01:29:44
The time is correct, but the date is wrong. I've had this problem before but I can't remember hwo to fix it.
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Author Comment

by:Amplificator
ID: 16928107
I've found a solution.

SqlDataSource1.InsertParameters.Add("chatTime", TypeCode.DateTime, DateTime.Now.ToString());

I didn't have TypeCode.DateTime before, but it work perfekt with that.

Thank you for your help.
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