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How to detect clicking of "cancel" link on ASP.NET 2.0 detailsview object. VBScript.

Posted on 2007-04-10
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How do I detect user clicking on "cancel" on ASP.NET 2.0 DetailsView object standard "insert/cancel" bar? I'm a classic asp developer and I haven't yet got my head around the new technology for all this!  The DetailsView object has an ID of "AcInsert".  I cannot find any relevant event to attach to in the events list, so I'm stumped...  I presume it'll be something like finding the right eventhandler and looking for AcInsert.cancelClicked() having happened or something like that?

VBScript developer, so no C/C# please!
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here4u247 earned 125 total points
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hey bud,

on your itemcommand event, you can check if the event fired is cancel, e.g.  e.commandname="cancel"

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        Select Case e.CommandName
            Case "Cancel"
                'Do Something here
                GridUnitsOut.EditIndex = -1 'edit mode
        End Select
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Whoa... what's an itemcommand event?
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by:carled
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Forget it - looked it up, now I see!  Easy when you get your head around it, it's just soooooooo different to vanilla asp...  and it does so much of the work for you, i you know how to ask it nicely... :-)
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by:here4u247
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basically, the DetailsView have OnItemCommand event handler which deals with commands/button is fired, so in your details view you need to specify which method will handle this event, i.e.:

    DetailsView ItemCommand Example</h3>
        <asp:DetailsView
           ....
            OnItemCommand="MyDetailsView_ItemCommand"
            ....>

also make sure if you specified the cancel button that it should look something like:

<asp:ButtonField CommandName="Cancel" Text="Cancel" />

Event handelry code:

 Sub MyDetailsView_ItemCommand(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As DetailsViewCommandEventArgs)
   
        ' Use the CommandName property to determine which button
        ' was clicked.

        Select Case e.CommandName
            Case "Cancel"
                'Do Something here
                MyDetailsView.EditIndex = -1 'edit mode
        End Select

   End Sub



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