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Custom Dynamic Data field templates - update date, update by - non-editable

Posted on 2008-11-04
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Last Modified: 2013-11-08
Hi All,

In a Dynamic Data website, I'd like to create a custom field template(s) (or use some other means) of displaying read only values for update date and update by and submit the current user and date with inserts and edits. Anyone know of good examples?

Question by:danburyit
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OK, I ran across this solution pretty quick. I also forgot to mention that I'm using a Entity Data Model (as opposed to SQL).  The following code goes in a partial class of the Entity type created for the Dynamic Data site.

I figured this out from this article: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc488527.aspx

        partial void OnContextCreated()
            this.SavingChanges += new
        /// <summary>
        /// Updates modified by and date fields for updates
        /// </summary>
        /// <param name="sender"></param>
        /// <param name="e"></param>
        public void OnSavingChanges(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
            var stateManager = ((TransitScheduleEntities)sender).ObjectStateManager;
            var changedEntities = stateManager.GetObjectStateEntries(EntityState.Modified);
            foreach (ObjectStateEntry stateEntryEntity in changedEntities)
                int modBy = stateEntryEntity.CurrentValues.GetOrdinal("ModifiedBy");
                int modDate = stateEntryEntity.CurrentValues.GetOrdinal("DateModified");
                if (modBy > 0)
                    stateEntryEntity.CurrentValues.SetValue(modBy, HttpContext.Current.User.Identity.Name);
                if (modDate > 0)
                    stateEntryEntity.CurrentValues.SetValue(modDate, DateTime.Now);

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