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Is there a way to set MaxLength on a BoundField within a DetailsView control?

Posted on 2006-10-31
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Within a DetailsView control I have several BoundField controls.  When I am in edit or insert mode for the DetailsView control, a TextBox is created for each BoundField.  How can I set the MaxLength property for these TextBox's?
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Question by:cgipisani
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by:Bob Learned
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Instead of a BoundField, you could define a Template field, and hard code the TextBox with MaxLength set.  It might also be possible to get a reference to the TextBox from the BoundField, but that would be significantly more difficult.

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by:cgipisani
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How would the Template Field work?  Do you give the TextBox the DataField attribute that would be part of the BoundField?
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Short snippet:

<EditItemTemplate>
    <asp:TextBox runat="server" ID="TextBox1" Text='<%# Bind("Field1") %>' />
<EditItemTemplate>

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by:cgipisani
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This worked after putting that code inside of <asp:TemplateField>

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