Retrieving dropdownlist gridview rowupdating event

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Today was spent mostly tackling the Grid View’s Update/Edit functionality, and I got incredibly frustrated, at first. So be sure to rebind your Grid View at the end of your event handler. I’ve got a pretty good handle on it as I’ve been doing it for several years, and can help with a lot, but I definitely don’t claim to know everything.

This was my first foray into this part of the Grid View’s functionality, since I haven’t really had to develop anything using it since the switch to 2.0, as everything in Data Grids still functioned fine. The Row Updating event is where it gets tricky, since pulling values is not necessarily intuitive. That’s where you come in 🙂 If you’re interested in joining the discussion to post your own problems, fixes, etc.

Hope this saves someone a full day of research (and possibly some hair)!

To enhance this process, be sure to include your Grid View in an AJAX Update Panel.

Thus, in order to switch it into Edit Mode, in each of your event handles (Row Editing, Row Updating, and Row Canceling Edit) you must do two things: Protected Sub Grid View1_Row Editing(By Val sender As System.