Wednesday 28 May 2008

DynamicData - Miscellaneous bits - Part 6

Articles in this Series

Disabling Insert hyperlink on List and Details etc

Listing 1 shows the code to add to pages to disable the insert button.

// get user permissions
var tablePermissions = table.GetTablePermissions(Roles.GetRolesForUser());

// Disable insert hyperlink in inserts denied.
if (tablePermissions.Contains(TablePermissionsAttribute.Permissions.DenyInserts))
    InsertHyperLink.Visible = false;

Listing 1

Removing; Edit, Delete, Details hyperlinks from Lists

Listing 2 is added to the List page as class variables and Listing 3 is added to the Page_Load, it will remove the whole column if all three class variables are true.

protected Boolean denyEdit = false;
protected Boolean denyDelete = false;
protected Boolean denyDetails = false;

Listing 2

// get user permissions
var tablePermissions = table.GetTablePermissions(Roles.GetRolesForUser());

// get status of links for column 0 from table permissions
if (tablePermissions.Contains(TablePermissionsAttribute.Permissions.DenyEdit))
    denyEdit = true;
if (tablePermissions.Contains(TablePermissionsAttribute.Permissions.DenyDelete))
    denyDelete = true;
if (tablePermissions.Contains(TablePermissionsAttribute.Permissions.DenyDetails))
    denyDetails = true;
// if all buttons are hidden the hide the column
if (denyDelete && denyDetails && denyEdit)
    // remove the event handler if not needed
    GridView1.RowDataBound -= GridView1_RowDataBound

Listing 3

To remove individual hyperlinks an OnRowDataBound event handler needs to be added see Listing 4.

<asp:GridView ID="GridView1" runat="server" 

Listing 4

The same class variables are used here to turn off individual hyperlinks (

// manage security on Edit Delete links
protected void GridView1_RowDataBound(object sender, GridViewRowEventArgs e)
    // don't bother to hide individual links if they are all hidden
    if (e.Row.RowType == DataControlRowType.DataRow)// && !(!denyDelete && !denyDetails && !denyEdit))
        var controls = e.Row.Cells[0].Controls;
        if (controls.Count > 0)
            foreach (var c in controls)
                if (c.GetType() == typeof(HyperLink))
                    var h = c as HyperLink;
                    if ((h.Text.ToLower() == "edit" && denyEdit) ||
                        (h.Text.ToLower() == "details" && denyDetails))
                        ((HyperLink)c).Visible = false;
                else if (c.GetType() == typeof(LinkButton))
                    var h = c as LinkButton;
                    if (h.Text.ToLower() == "delete" && denyDelete)
                        ((LinkButton)c).Visible = false;

Listing 5

Note: if all three class variable are true you could add the && !(!denyDelete && !denyDetails && !denyEdit) to the if statement and remover the GridView1.RowDataBound -= GridView1_RowDataBound line from Page_Load if statement, if you you still need to process the rows for some other reason.

Next the ListDetailsPage.


Anonymous said...

Great series!

An easier way to remove individual hyperlinks is to bind the Visible attribute of the links to the code behind variables like so...
Visible="<%# !denyEdit %>"

Stephen J. Naughton said...

Great idea I will certanly use it in the near future.

Steve :D