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access value of listview

Posted on 2014-01-27
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how can I access the value of a field of a list view control?

I am trying like this:

Dim myRecipeStepsHistory = myContext.RefineRecipeStep.Where("it.Recipe_Id=" & Me.lvRecipeSteps.FindControl("Recipe_Id").ToString())


But I get an error estating that Object needs to be instantiated.

Please any help would be great. Thank you.
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Question by:metropia
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by:metropia
ID: 39814244
I also tried:

           Dim tb As TextBox = DirectCast(Me.lvRecipeSteps.FindControl("Recipe_Id"), TextBox)
            Dim x As String = tb.Text

but get:
Object reference not set to an instance of an object.

on line:
            Dim x As String = tb.Text

Any ideas?
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CodeCruiser earned 500 total points
ID: 39814773
You can find the item using listview.Items property and then use FindControl on this item to get the specific control value. Example here

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.web.ui.webcontrols.listview.items(v=vs.110).aspx
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by:metropia
ID: 39815069
I tried your recommendation but I get a message: NewEditIndex is not a member of System.....

error
Can you see what I am missing?

Thank you very much.
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by:CodeCruiser
CodeCruiser earned 500 total points
ID: 39815498
Change that line to

Dim item As ListViewItem = e.Item
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by:metropia
ID: 39815604
let me try that :)
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by:metropia
ID: 39815615
that took the error away. how would I access a field on the listview after that?
when it is in update/ edit mode.

thank a lot.
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by:metropia
ID: 39815627
I did this:

        If e.CommandName = "Update" Then
            Dim myContext As New OLTPEntities
            Dim item As ListViewItem = e.Item
            Dim tbx As TextBox = DirectCast(item.FindControl("Recipe_IdLabel"), TextBox)

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But it tbx contains Nothing.

The field I am trying to access to when on Edit:

<td class="RefineRecipe_Steps_Cells"><asp:Label ID="Recipe_IdLabel" runat="server" Text='<%# Eval("Recipe_Id") %>' /></td>

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by:metropia
ID: 39815769
this works:

            Dim item As ListViewItem = e.Item

            Dim tbx As TextBox = TryCast(item.FindControl("Recipe_IdTextBox"), TextBox)
            Dim strRecipeId As String = String.Empty

            strRecipeId = tbx.Text

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by:CodeCruiser
ID: 39816316
Cool. So problem sorted?
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by:metropia
ID: 39816501
Somehow. I granted you the points because your comment helped me to fix the issue of this question. Unfortunately it also made me realized there were other errors needing fixing. Because of that I created another question I hope you can take a look to.

Thanks a lot. :)
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