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DetailsView Date on Insert

I have a DetailsView with a textbox in my insertitemtemplate that when I click the Insert link, I want it to get the Now() date as the default on the insert form.

I have set this up, so that it retrieves the Now() date

<InsertItemTemplate>
         <asp:TextBox ID="TextBox1" runat="server" Text='<%# CurrentDate()%>'></asp:TextBox>
</InsertItemTemplate>

It then goes to this function in the codebehind to get the date:

    Protected Function CurrentDate() As Date
        CurrentDate = Now()
    End Function

On save, it's not saving the date though. It saves a null value.

How do I tell it to save it to the "mydate" field? It used to have Text='<%# Bind("mydate") %>'

How do I bind it so that it knows to save the populated date to the mydate field?

thanks.

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That almost works. I have an EditItemTemplate and an ItemTemplate and of course the bind text box doesn't exist in the ItemTemplate, because it's just a label, so I added the TextBox to the ItemTemplate and made it not visible.

But on the EditItemTemplate, it overwrites the value from the database with the Now() value. I only want to do this for the InsertItemTemplate.
... so is there a way of specifying to only do this for the InsertItemTemplate?

thanks.
I have decided to go a different route with this. I would like to have the value within the field prior to pressing the submit button, but since I can't get it to work for the other 2 templats, I am going to do this, and I can just leave the field empty if I want today's date as default:

    Protected Sub ObjectDataSource1_Inserting(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.Web.UI.WebControls.ObjectDataSourceMethodEventArgs) Handles ObjectDataSource1.Inserting
        e.InputParameters("CurrentDate") = Now()
    End Sub