ButtonField.Initialize(Boolean, Control) Method


Initializes the current ButtonField object.

 override bool Initialize(bool sortingEnabled, System::Web::UI::Control ^ control);
public override bool Initialize (bool sortingEnabled, System.Web.UI.Control control);
override this.Initialize : bool * System.Web.UI.Control -> bool
Public Overrides Function Initialize (sortingEnabled As Boolean, control As Control) As Boolean



true to enable sorting; otherwise, false.


The data control that owns the ButtonField.


false, which indicates the control does not need to rebind to the data.


The Initialize method is called by the data control with which the ButtonField object is associated to perform basic object initialization for instances of the field, before the field is ever added to a rows collection. Data controls, such as DetailsView and GridView, call the Initialize method in their CreateChildControls methods before other methods, such as CreateRow, are called to create specific rows with data.

Call The Initialize method when you are writing a custom data-bound control that uses TableCell objects to perform basic initialization for a ButtonField object. Implement this method if your ButtonField-derived type requires any object initialization before it populates TableCell objects with data or controls in the InitializeCell method.

Notes to Inheritors

You should override the Initialize(Boolean, Control) method and return true, if the field requires that data binding be performed on postback in order for the field to work correctly.

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