We will use Template Field, whenever we want to define some custom control in the data bound controls like Grid View, Data Grid or Data Repeater.

If he clicks edit (or) in the edit mode he can be able to see the Textbox.

Open(); Sql Data Adapter adp = new Sql Data Adapter(sql, con); Data Set ds = new Data Set(); adp.

If we use proper command names for the buttons like “EDIT”, “DELETE”, “UPDATE”, “CANCEL” these will also trigger the appropriate Grid View Events.

Ok let’s move on to Code behind what we have to do when user clicks Edit, Delete, Update and Cancel When we click on Edit the On Row Editing event will be fired.

To avoid this we need to keep the property Read Only as false, Then in the edit mode nothing will happenes. The reason I use Template Field instead of Bound Field is that, it is very easy to grab those controls in the codebehind if we user labels or textboxes.

In case of the bound field’s we need to check what column it is and need to use index of that cloumn, which is little hard and even in future if we change the column order If you see the Last Template Field part in the above code, I am using the link buttons for edit, update, delete and cancel.

May be you may think why am I using link buttons as we are provided with some command field buttons by Grid View.

Secondly if you want to include a custom field (some button or link) in the same column it’s not possible.Because we are not using the Grid View’s built-in data model and are binding dynamically, the Grid View will not switch into and out of Edit Mode automatically. Thus, in order to switch it into Edit Mode, in each of your event handles (Row Editing, Row Updating, and Row Canceling Edit) you must do two things: Protected Sub Grid View1_Row Editing(By Val sender As System. I suppose my eyes got big when I saw all the new properties and methods, and wanted to try them all out. Most articles I found were for hardcoded datasources (especially on MSDN, ugh) and didn’t really help me much, so this post will be referring to Grid Views with dynamically bound datasources. First, create a Grid View with three bound columns and an Update/Edit/Cancel (Command Field) column: Nothing in there should be shocking to anyone: all your events are handled, you have a Hyper Link Field that uses the Data Navigate URLFields property to insert a Product ID, and you have set your Data Key Names property to your hidden field which holds your Product ID. This was my first foray into this part of the Grid View’s functionality, since I haven’t really had to develop anything using it since the switch to 2.0, as everything in Data Grids still functioned fine. The Row Updating event is where it gets tricky, since pulling values is not necessarily intuitive. That’s where you come in 🙂 If you’re interested in joining the discussion to post your own problems, fixes, etc.