ListViewDataItem.DataItem ListViewDataItem.DataItem ListViewDataItem.DataItem ListViewDataItem.DataItem Property

Definition

Gets or sets the underlying data object that the ListViewItem object is bound to.

public:
 virtual property System::Object ^ DataItem { System::Object ^ get(); void set(System::Object ^ value); };
public override object DataItem { get; set; }
member this.DataItem : obj with get, set
Public Overrides Property DataItem As Object

Property Value

The underlying data object that the ListViewItem object is bound to.

Examples

The following example shows how to use the DataItem property to retrieve a field value. The value is then used to pre-select an item in a DropDownList control that is displayed when an item is in edit mode. This code example is part of a larger example that is provided for the ListViewDataItem class.

protected void ContactsListView_ItemDataBound(object sender, ListViewItemEventArgs e)
{

  //Verify there is an item being edited.
  if (ContactsListView.EditIndex >= 0)
  {

    //Get the item object.
    ListViewDataItem dataItem = (ListViewDataItem)e.Item;

    // Check for an item in edit mode.
    if (dataItem.DisplayIndex == ContactsListView.EditIndex)
    {

      // Preselect the DropDownList control with the Title value
      // for the current item.

      // Retrieve the underlying data item. In this example
      // the underlying data item is a DataRowView object.        
      DataRowView rowView = (DataRowView)dataItem.DataItem;

      // Retrieve the Title value for the current item. 
      String title = rowView["Title"].ToString();

      // Retrieve the DropDownList control from the current row. 
      DropDownList list = (DropDownList)dataItem.FindControl("TitlesList");

      // Find the ListItem object in the DropDownList control with the 
      // title value and select the item.
      ListItem item = list.Items.FindByText(title);
      list.SelectedIndex = list.Items.IndexOf(item);
                      
    }
  }
}
Protected Sub ContactsListView_ItemDataBound(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As ListViewItemEventArgs) 
    
  'Verify there is an item being edited.
  If ContactsListView.EditIndex >= 0 Then
    
    'Get the item object.
    Dim dataItem As ListViewDataItem = CType(e.Item, ListViewDataItem)
    
    ' Check for an item in edit mode.
    If dataItem.DisplayIndex = ContactsListView.EditIndex Then
        
      ' Preselect the DropDownList control with the Title value
      ' for the current item.
      ' Retrieve the underlying data item. In this example
      ' the underlying data item is a DataRowView object.        
      Dim rowView As DataRowView = CType(dataItem.DataItem, DataRowView)
      
      ' Retrieve the Title value for the current item. 
      Dim title As String = rowView("Title").ToString()
      
      ' Retrieve the DropDownList control from the current row. 
      Dim list As DropDownList = CType(dataItem.FindControl("TitlesList"), DropDownList)
      
      ' Find the ListItem object in the DropDownList control with the 
      ' title value and select the item.
      Dim item As ListItem = list.Items.FindByText(title)
      list.SelectedIndex = list.Items.IndexOf(item)
    End If 
  End If

End Sub

Remarks

The DataItem property is available only during and after the ItemDataBound event of a ListView control.

Applies to

See also