ItemCommand Event

Fired when any button is clicked in the RadGrid control. All bubbled events from grid items fire RadGrid.ItemCommand. Those like - Edit, Delete, or Update command events can be used to handle custom data-editing in RadGrid. Expand/Collapse items in the hierarchy or GridGroupHeaderItem -s (if grid displays grouped items), also fired after binding of detail tables, etc.

Event Parameters

  • (object) sender

    • The control that fires the event
  • (GridCommandEventArgs) e

    • Event arguments that

      • (boolean) e.Canceled

        If set to True the event will be canceled

      • (object) e.CommandArgument

        Arguments that are set to the Control's CommandName property. (Usually Button but it could be other Control in the Template)

      • (string) e.CommandName

        Name defined in the CommandName property of the Control.

      • (object) e.CommandSource

        The Control that fired the Command for the Grid.

      • (GridItem) e.Item

        G Gets the Item that initiated the command. Can be any of the Grid items that Inherit the GridItem class (e.g. GridDataItem, GridCommandItem, GridHeaderItem, GridFilteringItem, GridEditFormItem, etc...)

Attaching the event

In the Markup

<telerik:RadGrid ID="RadGrid1" runat="server" OnItemCommand="RadGrid1_ItemCommand">
</telerik:RadGrid>

In the Code behind

protected void Page_Init(object sender, EventArgs e)
{
    RadGrid1.ItemCommand += RadGrid1_ItemCommand;
}
Protected Sub Page_Init(sender As Object, e As EventArgs) Handles Me.Init
    AddHandler RadGrid1.ItemCommand, AddressOf RadGrid1_ItemCommand
End Sub

The event handler

protected void RadGrid1_ItemCommand(object sender, GridCommandEventArgs e)
{
        object commandArguments = e.CommandArgument;
        bool canceled = e.Canceled;
        string commandName = e.CommandName;
        object source = e.CommandSource;
        GridItem item = e.Item;
}
Protected Sub RadGrid1_ItemCommand(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As GridCommandEventArgs)
    Dim commandArguments As Object = e.CommandArgument
    Dim canceled As Boolean = e.Canceled
    Dim commandName As String = e.CommandName
    Dim source As Object = e.CommandSource
    Dim item As GridItem = e.Item
End Sub

Examples

Capturing commands

Grid known Commands

protected void RadGrid1_ItemCommand(object sender, GridCommandEventArgs e)
{
    if (e.CommandName == RadGrid.InitInsertCommandName)
    {
        // Clicking on the "Add New Record" button to make the grid enter into insert mode
    }
    else if (e.CommandName == RadGrid.PerformInsertCommandName)
    {
        // When clicking on the Insert button after the values have been defined
    }
    else if (e.CommandName == RadGrid.EditCommandName)
    {
        // When clicking on the Edit button to put the Grid into edit mode
    }
    else if (e.CommandName == RadGrid.UpdateCommandName)
    {
        // When clicking on the Update button after the changes are done
    }
    else if (e.CommandName == RadGrid.DeleteCommandName)
    {
        // When the delete button is clicked for an item
    }
    else if (e.CommandName == RadGrid.PageCommandName)
    {
        // When Paging back and forth
    }
    else if (e.CommandName == RadGrid.SortCommandName)
    {
        // When sorting
    }
    else if (e.CommandName == RadGrid.FilterCommandName)
    {
        // When filtering
    }
}
Protected Sub RadGrid1_ItemCommand(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As GridCommandEventArgs)
    If e.CommandName = RadGrid.InitInsertCommandName Then
        'Clicking on the "Add New Record" button to make the grid enter into insert mode
    ElseIf e.CommandName = RadGrid.PerformInsertCommandName Then
        'When clicking on the Insert button after the values have been defined
    ElseIf e.CommandName = RadGrid.EditCommandName Then
        'When clicking on the Edit button to put the Grid into edit mode
    ElseIf e.CommandName = RadGrid.UpdateCommandName Then
        'When clicking on the Update button after the changes are done
    ElseIf e.CommandName = RadGrid.DeleteCommandName Then
        'When the delete button is clicked for an item
    ElseIf e.CommandName = RadGrid.PageCommandName Then
        'When Paging back and forth
    ElseIf e.CommandName = RadGrid.SortCommandName Then
        'When sorting
    ElseIf e.CommandName = RadGrid.FilterCommandName Then
        'When filtering
    End If
End Sub

Custom Commands

The name defined in the CommandName property of the Button can be captured as follows

<telerik:RadGrid ID="RadGrid1" runat="server" OnItemCommand="RadGrid1_ItemCommand">
    <MasterTableView>
        <Columns>
            <telerik:GridTemplateColumn>
                <ItemTemplate>
                    <telerik:RadButton runat="server" ID="RadButton1" Text="Custom Command 1" CommandName="MyCustomCommand1" AutoPostBack="true" />
                    <telerik:RadButton runat="server" ID="RadButton2" Text="Custom Command 2" CommandName="MyCustomCommand2" AutoPostBack="true" />
                </ItemTemplate>
            </telerik:GridTemplateColumn>
        </Columns>
    </MasterTableView>
</telerik:RadGrid>
protected void RadGrid1_ItemCommand(object sender, GridCommandEventArgs e)
{
    if (e.CommandName == "MyCustomCommand1")
    {
        // execute some logic
    }
    else if (e.CommandName == "MyCustomCommand2")
    {
        // execute some logic
    }
}
Protected Sub RadGrid1_ItemCommand(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As GridCommandEventArgs)
    If e.CommandName = "MyCustomCommand1" Then
        'execute some logic
    ElseIf e.CommandName = "MyCustomCommand2" Then
        'execute some logic
    End If
End Sub
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