ASP .NET DetailsView TemplateField Control Enabled binding

ASP .NET DetailsView TemplateField Control Enabled binding

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Plowking posted on Friday, February 08, 2008


I have a User object, with an Organisation property. A few super users are authorised to alter a User's Organisation. Therefore I would like to control the enabled property of my Organisation UI Control (a DropDownList) by binding to my User objects IsOrganisationAdministrator property.

In reality the IsOrganisationAdministrator property looks at a custom Identity Object to find out the CURRENT logged on user's authorisation level.

<asp:TemplateField HeaderText="Organisation" SortExpression="Organisation">
        <asp:DropDownList ID="OrganisationDropDownList" runat="Server" Width="100%"
        DataSourceID="OrganisationListDataSource" DataTextField="Value" DataValueField="Key"
        enabled='<%# Bind("IsOrganisationAdmin") %>'
        SelectedValue='<%# Bind("OrganisationID") %>' />

I tried controlling the enabled status in page load, but it seems to get overriden somewhere else.



Plowking replied on Friday, February 08, 2008

I'm sorry this is working now. I had tried adding the IsOrganisationAdmin property to my  PropertiesToIgnore list in my datasource_InsertObject and Update_Object event handlers, and it didnt work first time round, but now it's playing ball...

Csla.Data.DataMapper.Map(e.Values, obj, PropertiesToIgnore.ToArray)

It's nice that it works :)

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