Get the cell value from ListView ASP.NET

This short article is showing you how to get the value form a particular cell in ASP.NET ListView.

Once you can get the current row of ASP.NET ListView then you are very close to getting a particular cell.

In fact, you only need to add a line to the code of my previous blog to get the cell value.

Label lblId = (Label)ListView1.Items[index].FindControl(“IdLabel”);

Why it is Label? Because in your ItemTemplate you specified as asp:Label.


                <tr style=””>


                        <asp:Label ID=”IdLabel” runat=”server” Text=’<%# Eval(“Id”) %> />


The complete code snippet is like below.

protected void ListView1_ItemEditing(object sender, ListViewEditEventArgs e)


    PlaceHolder1.Visible = true;

    int index = e.NewEditIndex;

    Label lblId = (Label)ListView1.Items[index].FindControl(“IdLabel”);


You can also download a single solution from The sample file name is My MSN ID is


About chanmingman

Since March 2011 Microsoft Live Spaces migrated to Wordpress ( till now, I have is over 1 million viewers. This blog is about more than 50% telling you how to resolve error messages, especial for Microsoft products. The blog also has a lot of guidance teaching you how to get stated certain Microsoft technologies. The blog also uses as a help to keep my memory. The blog is never meant to give people consulting services or silver bullet solutions. It is a contribution to the community. Thanks for your support over the years. Ming Man is Microsoft MVP since year 2006. He is a software development manager for a multinational company. With 25 years of experience in the IT field, he has developed system using Clipper, COBOL, VB5, VB6, VB.NET, Java and C #. He has been using Visual Studio (.NET) since the Beta back in year 2000. He and the team have developed many projects using .NET platform such as SCM, and HR based applications. He is familiar with the N-Tier design of business application and is also an expert with database experience in MS SQL, Oracle and AS 400.
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