DataKey.Value Property

Definition

Gets the value of the key field at index 0 in the DataKey object.

public:
 virtual property System::Object ^ Value { System::Object ^ get(); };
public virtual object Value { get; }
member this.Value : obj
Public Overridable ReadOnly Property Value As Object

Property Value

The value of the key field at index 0 in the DataKey.

Examples

The following code example demonstrates how to use the Value property to determine the primary key value of a record.


<%@ Page language="C#" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<script runat="server">

  void CustomerDetailsView_DataBound(Object sender, EventArgs e)
  {
    // Get the DataKey object for the current record.
    DataKey key = CustomerDetailsView.DataKey;
    
    // Display the value of the key field.
    MessageLabel.Text = "The key field value for the displayed record is " + 
      key.Value.ToString() + ".";
  }
  
</script>

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >

  <head runat="server">
    <title>DataKey Example</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
        
      <h3>DataKey Example</h3>
                       
        <asp:detailsview id="CustomerDetailsView"
          datasourceid="DetailsViewSource"
          autogeneraterows="true"
          datakeynames="CustomerID"  
          allowpaging="true"
          ondatabound="CustomerDetailsView_DataBound" 
          runat="server">
            
        </asp:detailsview>
        
        <br/>
        
        <asp:label id="MessageLabel"
          forecolor="Red"
          runat="server"/>
            
        <!-- This example uses Microsoft SQL Server and connects  -->
        <!-- to the Northwind sample database. Use an ASP.NET     -->
        <!-- expression to retrieve the connection string value   -->
        <!-- from the Web.config file.                            -->
        <asp:sqldatasource id="DetailsViewSource"
          selectcommand="Select [CustomerID], [CompanyName], [Address], [City], [PostalCode], [Country] From [Customers]"
          connectionstring="<%$ ConnectionStrings:NorthWindConnectionString%>" 
          runat="server"/>
            
      </form>
  </body>
</html>


<%@ Page language="VB" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<script runat="server">

  Sub CustomerDetailsView_DataBound(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs) Handles CustomerDetailsView.DataBound

    ' Get the DataKey object for the current record.
    Dim key As DataKey = CustomerDetailsView.DataKey
    
    ' Display the value of the key field.
    MessageLabel.Text = "The key field value for the displayed record is " & _
      key.Value.ToString() & "."
    
  End Sub
  
</script>

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >

  <head runat="server">
    <title>DataKey Example</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
        
      <h3>DataKey Example</h3>
                       
        <asp:detailsview id="CustomerDetailsView"
          datasourceid="DetailsViewSource"
          autogeneraterows="true"
          datakeynames="CustomerID"  
          allowpaging="true"
          runat="server">
            
        </asp:detailsview>
        
        <br/>
        
        <asp:label id="MessageLabel"
          forecolor="Red"
          runat="server"/>
            
        <!-- This example uses Microsoft SQL Server and connects  -->
        <!-- to the Northwind sample database. Use an ASP.NET     -->
        <!-- expression to retrieve the connection string value   -->
        <!-- from the Web.config file.                            -->
        <asp:sqldatasource id="DetailsViewSource"
          selectcommand="Select [CustomerID], [CompanyName], [Address], [City], [PostalCode], [Country] From [Customers]"
          connectionstring="<%$ ConnectionStrings:NorthWindConnectionString%>" 
          runat="server"/>
            
      </form>
  </body>
</html>

Remarks

Instead of using the Item[String] or the Values property to retrieve a key field value from a DataKey object, you can use the Value property as a shortcut to determine the value of the key field at index 0 in the DataKey object. This property is commonly used to determine the key field value of a record when the record has only one key field.

Note

If the DataKey object does not contain any key fields, null is returned.

Applies to

See also