Thursday, July 23, 2009

Populating controls in FormView Insert or Empty empty template with default values

FormView doesn't make it easy for a developer when he wants to populate the controls in a empty or insert template with default values.  After doing some search, I found out one way to accomplish this is to override ItemCreated event as follows:

        protected void fvMine_ItemCreated(object sender, EventArgs e)
//if the current mode in insert mode
              if (fvMine.CurrentMode == FormViewMode.Insert)
//get a reference to the control
                            txt = (TextBox) fvMine.Row.FindControl("txtCity");
                            if (txt != null)
// populate it with a default value
                                txt.Text = "New York";

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