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to fix problem of using DataBind() Function in detailsView Control

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DataBind_DropDwonList

Introduction

this article for sovling the problem of DataBinding DropDownList in the templates of DetailsView Control, and if you try to use DataBind() function the next error will be appear to you "Databinding methods such as Eval(), XPath(), and Bind() can only be used in the context of a databound control."

Note that:The Error will appear with next scenario "if you try to drag and drop DropDownList in Edit or Insert Template in detailsview control and right click on the DropDownList and select "Edit databinding()" and use Bind() or Eval()function to selectedValue property after that try to assign dataSource to the DropDownList and Use DataBind() function.

The Function For Binding

the code below describes how the binding occur without using DataBind() Function, it is very simple by adding initiate a new instances of ListItem Class with the needed data

public static void FillLookUpCombo(System.Web.UI.WebControls.DropDownList cmb, System.Data.DataTable dt, Insert_NewItem oEnum, string IdValue, string NameValue)

{

cmb.DataSource = null;

cmb.Items.Clear();

switch (oEnum)

{

case Insert_NewItem.All:

cmb.Items.Add(new ListItem("---All---", "-1"));

break;

case Insert_NewItem.Select:

cmb.Items.Add(new ListItem("---Select---", "-1"));

break;

}

foreach (DataRow r in dt.Rows)

{

cmb.Items.Add(new ListItem(r[NameValue].ToString(), r[IdValue].ToString()));

}

}
     

The Event For Calling The Function

The code below is the event ItemCreated that contain the code of finding the DropDown List control from the DetailsView Control and Filling it by using above function FillLookUpCombo()

protected void DetailViewEmployee_ItemCreated(object sender, EventArgs e)

{

DropDownList ddlDepartment = (DropDownList)DetailViewEmployee.FindControl("ddlDepartment");

if (ddlDepartment != null)

Employee.FillLookUpCombo(ddlDepartment, dtDepartment, Employee.Insert_NewItem.Select,"ID","Name");

}

License

This article, along with any associated source code and files, is licensed under The Microsoft Public License (Ms-PL)

About the Author

Kareem.Ammer
Software Developer (Senior) alfanarIT
Egypt Egypt
I'm Kareem Ammer Solution developer @ AlfanarIT Company @ KSA,graduated from Faculty of Comupter And Information Helwan university, Information system department.

Comments and Discussions

 
GeneralThis is Not a good way Pinmembersuresh00825-May-08 21:00 
GeneralRe: This is Not a good way PinmemberKareem.Ammer8-Jun-08 19:53 
GeneralEither i'm missing something here... PinsitebuilderShog93-Apr-08 17:04 
GeneralRe: Either i'm missing something here... PinmemberKareem.Ammer4-Apr-08 2:52 
GeneralRe: Either i'm missing something here... PinmemberMike Ellison4-Apr-08 5:29 
GeneralRe: Either i'm missing something here... PinmemberKareem.Ammer4-Apr-08 19:42 
GeneralRe: Either i'm missing something here... PinmemberMike Ellison7-Apr-08 7:23 
GeneralRe: Either i'm missing something here... PinmemberKareem.Ammer7-Apr-08 10:09 
GeneralRe: Either i'm missing something here... PinmemberMike Ellison7-Apr-08 18:59 
GeneralRe: Either i'm missing something here... [modified] PinmemberKareem.Ammer8-Apr-08 8:06 

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