Novice question on "DetailsForm" and "Grid"

Novice question on "DetailsForm" and "Grid"

am 18.04.2008 02:00:57 von info

Hi guys.

I have been thrown into the deep end. I don't know ASP, and with my C#
development, I haven't used data aware controls.

I am swimming OK so far (Image uploaded completed, XML/XSL menu
created for the Master Page) but now now I have been asked to create a
few screens that allow updating of small tables. Basically, you select
the category you want to end, and you're presented with a list of
names in that category. You click one in the menu, and are presented
with a 'GridView', which has 'Select' enabled.

Click Select, and a 'DetailsView' is displayed with an 'Edit' and
'Delete' button. The correct data from the selected row in the grid is

Click 'Edit' and the fields become active. I edit. When I click
'Save', things go bad. It doesn't save. Now, my code is completely
wrong.. so it's not worth posting. But here it is anyway, to help you
underdtand how tangled I am:

Basically, the case tests for which 'category' is selected. The
'Select' works fine for all categories. The update fails. Actually,
the code below works, as I am hardcoding.

How do I get the UpdateParameter values from the DetailsView?

case "incidentcategory":
odsAdministrator.TypeName =
"DAL.Data.AdministratorDSTableAdapters.DTsortCategoryTypeTab leAdapter";
odsAdministrator.SelectMethod =

if (DetailsView1.SelectedValue != null)
odsDetails.TypeName =


How should I be doing this?

Re: Novice question on "DetailsForm" and "Grid"

am 18.04.2008 02:56:33 von reb01501 wrote:
> Hi guys.
> I have been thrown into the deep end. I don't know ASP, and with my C#
> development, I haven't used data aware controls.

There was no way for you to know it (except maybe by browsing through some
of the previous questions in this newsgroup before posting yours - always a
recommended practice) , but this is a classic asp newsgroup. ASP.Net bears
very little resemblance to classic ASP so, while you may be lucky enough to
find a dotnet-knowledgeable person here who can answer your question, you
can eliminate the luck factor by posting your question to a group where
those dotnet-knowledgeable people hang out. I suggest
microsoft.public.dotnet.framework.aspnet or the forums at
Microsoft MVP - ASP/ASP.NET
Please reply to the newsgroup. This email account is my spam trap so I
don't check it very often. If you must reply off-line, then remove the

Re: Novice question on "DetailsForm" and "Grid"

am 18.04.2008 03:52:14 von info

Sorry for the error.