Gridview rowupdating templatefield

I've attached my code for what it's worth, but it will probably be too dificult to determine everything that I am doing. Is there a flag I can turn on or off when I am doing row updating so that I can detect and not rebind?

Now, when an user edit a row then click update, I'm having problem getting the new values in gridview's rowupdating event, it always returns the old values. With that being said you could go directly after the form post data perhaps, i usually find it's easiest to debug then search through and find your key value pair. I'll take a closer look at your posts maybe tomorrow, and definitely Monday, but I'm just a hack, and I so close to dumping this whole thing and lettting someone else do it...whooops there isn't anyone else... The new values are not being retrieved, just the old values. Excuse my crude Msg Box methos; it only goes to prove what a hack I am. Controls Dim dcfc Cell As Data Control Field Cell = o Ctl If dcfc Cell Is DBNull. Controls Dim cell As Data Control Field Cell = Try Cast(control, Data Control Field Cell) If cell Is Not Nothing And Also cell. By the way, when I attempted to cut and paste your code, the compiler would not accept the arguments (String, Object) at the end of IDictionary, saying that IDictionary has no parameters, and also in the return values portion below it complains that Dictionary is not a type. Dictionary is a generic type and you have to include System. I'm not sure whats going on in your case Yes I am getting the exact data that's in the edit row. It's a record that looks similar to the other data in the database, but it is defintiely different values so I am confident that I am looking at the edit row.

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