Forms Data Controls :: Editing The Default Templates In ListView And Formview?
Feb 18, 2010
This is probably a dumb question, but I have to ask because I spend so much time editing my formviews and listviews. Is there a way to edit the default template setup for these controls, in the code or somewhere? When you drag them over you get the default text with textbox column names; then I spend over 30 mins editing each to look the way I want it to.
I know I can create standard templates for WebForms and save them as Exported Templates.
And is it possible to edit the default control when you drag them on to the page, to list certain attributes automatically. example (validation controls you always have to add ControltoValidate I would like to drag mine onto the page and it say controltovalidate="" and then all I do is fill in the blank. Intellisense is fine, but sometimes you get brain freeze after hours of web design and forget the needed attribute and you have all to go through all of the errors and mistakes.
The ultimate would be, to drag a FormView Control and when you Refresh the Schema, you get textboxes, label controls instead of text for column name, and divs for forms, and Image Buttons , I am sure there is an XML file that runs the code that you can edit or something.
ASP Developers, When you develop the next ServicePack allow us to edit or create default templates to customize the default templates, in VS and VWD.
I know I can use a DetailsView to get a table rendered out, but I end up modifying the form so much that I prefer to use the FormView. It's just that I would like Visual Studio to start me out a bit closer to where I want to end up.
I would imagine that there is a T4 template somewhere in the guts of VS that I might be able to modify to get this done.
to force a table width in Formview control templates? I have created a table in the ItemTemplate that works fine but I can't seem to get the table to fill the entire width of the display area. I tried wrapping the entire FormView in a div tag and setting the width to 98% but it didn't work either. Aplogies in advance if this has already been asked. I found a lot of references to GirdView (which didn't help) and nothing helpful r/e FormView except the div tag suggestion.
Here is the code I am using for the ItemTemplate (VS 2008, VB [preferred], in a master page):
I need to display the data using listView. I want the data to be displayed like this:
Student Name: John
Exam Grade MidTerm1 A MidTerm2 B
I want each item to looke like that. For this, I created a 'Student' class which has the Name and Exams(A list of Exam class objects) Properties. And the Exam class has ExamName and Grade properties. how I should specify the ItemTemplate and LayoutTemplate for the ListView??
All the writeups on ListView's EmptyDataTemplate say that it's for displaying the fact that no data records exist, which is logical; but the bad thing is that I've found nothing as a follow-up. In other words, I haven't been able to find any "now what?" once you (as the site user) find that there aren't any data records. I am led to then ask what the real purpose of the EmptyDataTemplate is if you can't do anything with it.
I added a button called "Add Your Photo" on the EmptyDataTemplate, which activates a ModalPopupExtender with an AsyncFileUpload. All this works fine in terms of uploading the file but nothing happens after that. I wonder if I should be starting instead in the InsertItemTemplate.
So, I need to know how to accomplish a couple of options: I need to start out in either the InsertItemTemplate or the EmptyDataTemplate. If I do the latter, I will need to know how to get from there to the ItemTemplate so the rendering can be displayed.
What code should I use to display the data--that is, how do I move from the EmptyDataTemplate to the ItemTemplate?
The gridview lives in a formview, which lives in another formview.
Inside one column is an end date. This column has a textbox which gets it's value when I choose a date from a calendar control. However, when I choose a date from the calendar control, the program crashes instead of populating the text box.
Here is the page and the selectedIndexChanged sub for the piece of work I'm trying to accomplish...
Gridview2 is inside formview3 inside formview1I have included the whole page below, but the problem area is gridview2[Code]....
I am using a formview on main web page and the Item template displays my data correctly but I get and error when I try and link to the edit or insert templates.This happens on our remote tesing server only.On my local machine running the page on the local server in VS 2010 everything works fine.But then doesn't it always work on your local machine.I might also mention that I am compiling for asp.net 4.0. Here is the stack trace :
System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException (0x80131904): Login failed for user 'MYCORPABIGWEB01$'. at System.Data.SqlClient.SqlInternalConnection.OnError(SqlException exception, Boolean breakConnection) at System.Data.SqlClient.TdsParser.ThrowExceptionAndWarning()
I have a Listview that is connected to an EntityDataSource. What I'm having trouble doing is showing fields of an association in the Item Template rather than just the id.
For example, what it currently shows:
Name: John Doe Race: 3
What I wish it would show
Name: John Doe Race: Caucasian
Some example code:
Obviously, I'm getting the number because Race_ID is an integer. What I'm less sure about is how to bind it or Eval it in some manner that will let me match that id to a name in the other table (which is associated). I've tried <%# Eval("Race.Name") %>' and a few other things to try to get a name rather than an ID but I always get either the id or nothing at all.
I use ObjectDataSource and FormView for Editing of table data. Fields of table are to be edited by a few users.I use common page using ODS and FV (EditItemTemplate with a table) and want to succeed above purpose by allowing relevant fields to respective users.By searching through Google, I use table row's visible property like below
I am designing a forums website and i have prepared the posts page for it by a listview. I want to add an edit button for the users to edit their posts. How can i show the edit button only on their posts.
I'm trying to create a list of items with a listview (ASP.NET VB) and would like to allow a user to use 1 of 2 checkboxes (or radio buttons), to allow them to mark that record as "approve" or "delete", then once they've made all of their selections, they press a button at the bottom to action each of their requests.
So they might select 10 records to delete and 5 to approve, but I want them to run all at the same time, rather than making them edit a field for them all 1 by 1.
I'm also having a bit of trouble identifying a particular record in my codebehind, is the only way to do it through listview1.items then get the index of it, and compare it to the same sql query somehow?
I have made an ASP.NET page with a ListView which binds to a Linq datasource which have inserting, updating and deleting enabled. All very trivial and well designed by MS. It all works very well so far.
Now I add a DropDown control to the page and binds the Linq datasource Where clause to the dropdown using the following code:
Now I can filter the listview based on the DropDown control. It works very well and I can still insert and delete rows in the ListView.
However when the DropDown control is used to filter the ListView rows I can no longer use the Editing functionality of the ListView. The row never goes into editing mode when the Edit button is clicked.
When the DropDown is not used for filtering - is in default state - editing works as expected.
i am using two tables for salary components like bonus,hra,ta,da.one is salary lookup table for viewing which components are chosen and according to this salary table is created dynamically.i want to view data fields of salary table in gridview and update thier value.
now problem is that how to create template field and edit template field for updating fields of salary table because field of the salary table changing every time as it is creating dynamically.
I have a listview set up in "flow" mode where the existing records are all on an extended page so you can scroll down to any record.
The InsertItem Template is in the first position, making it easy to insert a new record.
And one can scroll down the page to any record, click the edit button and update that record -- nice having everything on one scrollable page.
I am running into a problem with validations. I have validation controls restricting inputs for all the textboxes on the Insert Item template. They work fine. And on Item Inserted I am running a page validation:
Page.Validate() If Not Page.IsValid Then e.Cancel = True End If
which works fine also.
The problem occurs when I scroll down to an existing record, and go to edit it. I have all the same validation constraints on the textboxes for the EditItemTemplate as I have on the InsertItemTemplate. But I cannot successfully do a page validation on updating the record. The code I am using on update is:
Protected Sub LVRentals_ItemUpdating(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.Web.UI.WebControls.ListViewUpdateEventArgs) Handles LVRentals.ItemUpdating Page.Validate() If Not Page.IsValid Then e.Cancel = True End If End Sub
This results in a Cancel even if there are no validation errors on the InsertItemTemplate because the Page.Validate() seems to be causing the InsertItemTemplate to think its fields should be filled out also.
Here is the code for a typical entry of the InsertItem Template:
All the controls in the Edit Item template are part of ValidationGroup "edit1" and those of the InsertItem Template are part of ValidationGroup "edit2"
How can I get around receiving validation errors on the InsertItem Template when I am trying to validate just the EditItemTemplate when both are present on the page?
Buying books, googling, reading these and other forums. I should have gone through beginners before jumping into advanced, so please forgive the question if it is an obvious error (which I am sure it must be).I have a list bod whic has a list of roads in it. The user selects a road (and since I dont know how to just make a selection send to the formview by clicking on a road in the listbox, the user then must click on a SUBMIT buttonave 2 different surface types, you are either hauling on aggregate roads or bituminous roads - but most hauls will only have one surface type.I followed the instructions for doing my listview edit/update/insert/delete from (http://basgun.wordpress.com/2007/12/29/listview-control-in-aspnet-35-4/)
Formview1 datasource ID is SQLTest. When I click New on the form and go into insertmode, is there an easy way to auto file textboxID to the value of the NextIDNumber field ( field 9) from SQLTest datasource?
I find the repetition of sets of controls for each of the EditItemTemplate, InsertItemTemplate, and ItemTemplate templates of a FormView to be tedious and risky, in terms duplicating layout and code etc. I would much rather create a xxxDetails user control, and use this in each template, cutting layout and code location down to one location.
However, this introduces several complexities for data binding scenarios. Are there any extablished patterns or practice guides for using user controls in these scenarios?
I'm using a formview in Insert mode with an AccessDataSource. I want to switch to readonly mode upon insertion to let the user confirm the input worked, then give them the option to insert a new record. If I set the DefaultMode to Insert, then after the first record is inserted, I get a new blank insertion form (no confirmation). If I set the DefaultMode to ReadOnly, after insertion, I get a blank form (presumably because I am not on the record just inserted).
How do I get the just inserted record to display? If I need to set the ID of the formview to the just inserted record OnInserted, how do I get that given I'm using an AccessDataSource?
I've got a ListView with a DataPager on one page and then a FormView with the items detailson another page. There is an Image in the ListView where the user can click on the image andthat takes them through to the page with FormView on it.If the user goes through to the FormView page and then press's back on the browser to takethem back to the page with the ListView on if the user then click's on the DataPager it takes
I have a simple FormView (fvDespatchPart) which updates the status of an order and it's despatch date; the despatch date being retrieved from a textbox (txtRentalDespatchDate) held within the FormView. The FormView's DefaultMode is set to Edit.
I have been trying to set the default entry for txtRentalDespatchDate to today's date in the code behind, using:
Dim dtNow As Date = Today()
Dim txtRentalDespatchDate As Webcontrols.Textbox = fvDespatchPart.FindControl("txtRentalDespatchDate") [code].....
I have had no trouble doing this in the past with FormViews whose default mode is set to Insert or Item, but in Edit mode it just does not seem to want to co-operate. I have read a few help posts, and have tried:
Putting that code in LoadComplete, PreRender, PreRenderComplete Page events, as well as the FormView's databound event. I've also tried nesting it within a ...
If fvDespatchPart.CurrentMode = FormViewMode.Edit Then
... just to make sure if is in the right mode.
Nothing yet has resulted in anything but the same old error.
im using dataAnnotation and meta data for my model classes all all is good however i dont like that it creates an untidy form, and would rather it comes out in a nice table i have set a style for so i have labels next to my inputs etc. now there was a post somewhere that they are created from TT files and that you can set MVC to run from custom TT files but how do i do this? anyone got a link to the post somewhere.