LinkButton.OnCommand(CommandEventArgs) Method

Definition

Raises the Command event of the LinkButton control.

protected:
 virtual void OnCommand(System::Web::UI::WebControls::CommandEventArgs ^ e);
protected virtual void OnCommand (System.Web.UI.WebControls.CommandEventArgs e);
abstract member OnCommand : System.Web.UI.WebControls.CommandEventArgs -> unit
override this.OnCommand : System.Web.UI.WebControls.CommandEventArgs -> unit
Protected Overridable Sub OnCommand (e As CommandEventArgs)

Parameters

e
CommandEventArgs

A CommandEventArgs that contains the event data.

Examples

The following example demonstrates how to specify and code a handler for the Command event to display which LinkButton control is clicked.

<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="True" %>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
<head>
    <title>LinkButton Command Event Example</title>
<script language="C#" runat="server">
     
      void LinkButton_Command(Object sender, CommandEventArgs e) 
      {
         Label1.Text = "You chose: " + e.CommandName + " Item " + e.CommandArgument;
      }
 
   </script>
 
</head>
<body>
 
   <form id="form1" runat="server">
 
      <h3>LinkButton Command Event Example</h3>
  
      <asp:LinkButton id="LinkButton1" 
           Text="Order Item 10001"
           CommandName="Order" 
           CommandArgument="10001" 
           OnCommand="LinkButton_Command" 
           runat="server"/>
 
      <br />
  
      <asp:LinkButton id="LinkButton2" 
           Text="Order Item 10002"
           CommandName="Order" 
           CommandArgument="10002" 
           OnCommand="LinkButton_Command" 
           Runat="server"/>
 
      <br />
      <br />
 
      <asp:Label id="Label1" runat="server"/>
 
   </form>

</body>
</html>

<%@ Page Language="VB" AutoEventWireup="True" %>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
<head>
    <title>LinkButton Command Event Example</title>
<script language="VB" runat="server">
     
      Sub LinkButton_Command(sender As Object, e As CommandEventArgs) 
         Label1.Text = "You chose: " & e.CommandName & " Item " & _
            e.CommandArgument
      End Sub
 
   </script>
 
</head>
<body>
 
   <form id="form1" runat="server">
 
      <h3>LinkButton Command Event Example</h3>
  
      <asp:LinkButton id="LinkButton1" 
           Text="Order Item 10001"
           CommandName="Order" 
           CommandArgument="10001" 
           OnCommand="LinkButton_Command" 
           runat="server"/>
 
      <br />
  
      <asp:LinkButton id="LinkButton2" 
           Text="Order Item 10002"
           CommandName="Order" 
           CommandArgument="10002" 
           OnCommand="LinkButton_Command" 
           Runat="server"/>
 
      <br />
      <br />
 
      <asp:Label id="Label1" runat="server"/>
 
   </form>

</body>
</html>

Remarks

The Command event is raised when the LinkButton control is clicked. This event is commonly used when a command name, such as Sort, is associated with the LinkButton control. This allows you to create multiple LinkButton controls on a Web page and programmatically determine which LinkButton control is clicked.

Note

The Command event is raised through the control hierarchy in the form of the BubbleEvent.

Raising an event invokes the event handler through a delegate. For more information, see Handling and Raising Events.

The OnCommand method also allows derived classes to handle the event without attaching a delegate. This is the preferred technique for handling the event in a derived class.

Notes to Inheritors

When overriding OnCommand(CommandEventArgs) in a derived class, be sure to call the base class's OnCommand(CommandEventArgs) method so that registered delegates receive the event.

Applies to

See also