DynamicDataExtensions.FindMetaTable(Control) Method

Definition

Returns the metatable object for the containing data control.

public:
[System::Runtime::CompilerServices::Extension]
 static System::Web::DynamicData::MetaTable ^ FindMetaTable(System::Web::UI::Control ^ current);
public static System.Web.DynamicData.MetaTable FindMetaTable (this System.Web.UI.Control current);
static member FindMetaTable : System.Web.UI.Control -> System.Web.DynamicData.MetaTable
<Extension()>
Public Function FindMetaTable (current As Control) As MetaTable

Parameters

current
Control

The current control.

Returns

The metatable object for the containing data control.

Examples

The following example shows how to find the MetaTable object for a control. In the example, the Dynamic Data page templates are copied to the \DynamicData\CustomPages\ProductDescriptions folder to provide a custom display for the ProductDescription table of the AdventureWorksLT database. The Insert.aspx file markup is changed to add an OnDataBound event handler named DetailsView1_DataBound, in which the FindMetaTable method is called to find the MetaTable object.

using System;
using System.Data;
using System.Configuration;
using System.Collections;
using System.Linq;
using System.Web;
using System.Web.Security;
using System.Web.UI;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls.WebParts;
using System.Web.UI.HtmlControls;
using System.Xml.Linq;
using System.Web.DynamicData;

public partial class Insert : System.Web.UI.Page {
    protected MetaTable table;

    protected void Page_Init(object sender, EventArgs e) {
        DynamicDataManager1.RegisterControl(DetailsView1);
    }

    protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e) {
        table = DetailsDataSource.GetTable();
        Title = table.DisplayName;
    }

    protected void DetailsView1_DataBound(object sender, EventArgs e) {

        var dsc = DetailsView1.FindDataSourceControl() as LinqDataSource;
        if (dsc == null || dsc.EnableInsert != true)
            return;

        var mTbl = DetailsView1.FindMetaTable() as MetaTable;
        if (mTbl != null)
            LblMetaTbl.Text = "Column count = " + mTbl.Columns.Count.ToString();


        var fldTmpUsrCtl = DetailsView1.FindFieldTemplate("Description") as FieldTemplateUserControl;
        if (fldTmpUsrCtl != null) {
            var entryFldDescript = fldTmpUsrCtl.DataControl as TextBox;
            entryFldDescript.Text = "(Enter short Description here.)";
        }

        var fldTmpUsrCtl2 = DetailsView1.FindFieldTemplate("ModifiedDate") as FieldTemplateUserControl;
        if (fldTmpUsrCtl2 != null) {
            var entryFldModDate = fldTmpUsrCtl2.DataControl as TextBox;
            entryFldModDate.Text = System.DateTime.Now.Date.ToShortDateString();
        }
    }

    protected void DetailsView1_ItemCommand(object sender, DetailsViewCommandEventArgs e) {
        if (e.CommandName == DataControlCommands.CancelCommandName) {
            Response.Redirect(table.ListActionPath);
        }
    }

    protected void DetailsView1_ItemInserted(object sender, DetailsViewInsertedEventArgs e) {
        if (e.Exception == null) {
            Response.Redirect(table.ListActionPath);
        }
    }
}
<%@ Page Language="C#" MasterPageFile="~/Site.master" CodeFile="Insert.aspx.cs" Inherits="Insert" %>

<asp:Content ID="Content1" ContentPlaceHolderID="ContentPlaceHolder1" Runat="Server">
    <asp:DynamicDataManager ID="DynamicDataManager1" runat="server" AutoLoadForeignKeys="true" />

    <h2> DynamicData\CustomPages\ProductDescriptions\Insert.aspx <%= table.DisplayName %></h2>
    <p>   <asp:Label ID="LblMetaTbl" runat="server" Text="Label"></asp:Label>   </p>

    <asp:ScriptManagerProxy runat="server" ID="ScriptManagerProxy1" />

    <asp:ValidationSummary ID="ValidationSummary1" runat="server" EnableClientScript="true"
        HeaderText="List of validation errors" />
    <asp:DynamicValidator runat="server" ID="DetailsViewValidator" ControlToValidate="DetailsView1" Display="None" />

    <asp:DetailsView ID="DetailsView1" runat="server" DataSourceID="DetailsDataSource" DefaultMode="Insert"
        AutoGenerateInsertButton="True" OnItemCommand="DetailsView1_ItemCommand" OnItemInserted="DetailsView1_ItemInserted"
        CssClass="detailstable" FieldHeaderStyle-CssClass="bold"
        OnDataBound="DetailsView1_DataBound">
    </asp:DetailsView>

    <asp:LinqDataSource ID="DetailsDataSource" runat="server" EnableInsert="true">
    </asp:LinqDataSource>
</asp:Content>

Applies to