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WebControl.BorderStyle Property

Gets or sets the border style of the Web server control.

Namespace:  System.Web.UI.WebControls
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)
public virtual BorderStyle BorderStyle { get; set; }
<asp:WebControl BorderStyle="BorderStyle" />

Property Value

Type: System.Web.UI.WebControls.BorderStyle
One of the BorderStyle enumeration values. The default is NotSet.

Use the BorderStyle property to specify the border style for the Web server control. This property is set using one of the BorderStyle enumeration values. The following table lists the possible values.

Border Style

Description

NotSet

The border style is not set.

None

No border

Dotted

A dotted line border.

Dashed

A dashed line border.

Solid

A solid line border.

Double

A solid double line border.

Groove

A grooved border for a sunken border appearance.

Ridge

A ridged border for a raised border appearance.

Inset

An inset border for a sunken control appearance.

Outset

An outset border for a raised control appearance.

NoteNote:

This property will not render on browsers earlier than Microsoft Internet Explorer 4 for any Web server control. There is no equivalent to it in HTML 3.2.

The following example illustrates how to set the BorderStyle property of the Table control, which is inherited from the WebControl base class.

<%@ Page Language="C#" %>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"  
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">

<script runat="server">
</script>

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
<head id="Head1" runat="server">
    <title>BorderStyle Property</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
    <div>
        <h3>BorderStyle Property of a Web Control</h3>

        <asp:Table id="Table1" runat="server"
            CellPadding = "10" 
            CellSpacing="0"
            GridLines="Both"
            BorderWidth="3"
            BorderColor="Red"
            BorderStyle="dashed">

            <asp:TableRow>
                <asp:TableCell>
                    Row 0, Col 0
                </asp:TableCell>
                <asp:TableCell>
                    Row 0, Col 1
                </asp:TableCell>
            </asp:TableRow>

            <asp:TableRow>
                <asp:TableCell>
                    Row 1, Col 0
                </asp:TableCell>
                <asp:TableCell>
                    Row 1, Col 1
                </asp:TableCell>
            </asp:TableRow>
        </asp:Table>
    </div>
    </form>
</body>
</html>
NoteNote:

The following code sample uses the single-file code model and may not work correctly if copied directly into a code-behind file. This code sample must be copied into an empty text file that has an .aspx extension. For more information on the Web Forms code model, see ASP.NET Web Page Code Model.

<!-- This example demonstrates how to set property values for the
BorderColor, BorderStyle, and BorderWidth properties, and how to 
change the property values at run time. -->



...


<%@ Page language="c#" AutoEventWireup="true" %>
<%@ Import Namespace="System.Drawing" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<script runat="server">
    private void Page_Load(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
    {
        // Determine whether this is the first time the page is loaded;
        // if so, load the drop-down lists with data.
        if (!Page.IsPostBack)
        {
            // Create a ListItemCollection and add names of colors.
            ListItemCollection colors = new ListItemCollection();
            colors.Add(Color.Black.Name);
            colors.Add(Color.Blue.Name);
            colors.Add(Color.Green.Name);
            colors.Add(Color.Orange.Name);
            colors.Add(Color.Purple.Name);
            colors.Add(Color.Red.Name);
            colors.Add(Color.White.Name);
            colors.Add(Color.Yellow.Name);
            // Bind the colors collection to the borderColorList.
            borderColorList.DataSource = colors;
            borderColorList.DataBind();

            // Create a ListItemCollection and the add names of 
            // the BorderStyle enumeration values.
            ListItemCollection styles = new ListItemCollection();

            foreach (string s in Enum.GetNames(typeof(BorderStyle)))
            {
                styles.Add(s);
            }

            // Bind the styles collection to the borderStyleList.
            borderStyleList.DataSource = styles;
            borderStyleList.DataBind();

            // Create a ListItemCollection and add width values
            // expressed in pixels (px).
            ListItemCollection widths = new ListItemCollection();

            for (int i = 0; i < 11; i++)
            {
                widths.Add(i.ToString() + "px");
            }

            // Bind the widths collection to the borderWidthList.
            borderWidthList.DataSource = widths;
            borderWidthList.DataBind();
        }

    }

    // This method handles the SelectedIndexChanged event for borderColorList.
    public void ChangeBorderColor(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
    {
        // Convert the color name string to an object of type Color, 
        // and set the Color as the new border color for Label1.
        Label1.BorderColor = Color.FromName(borderColorList.SelectedItem.Text);
    }

    // This method handles the selectedIndexChanged event for boderStyleList.
    public void ChangeBorderStyle(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
    {
        // Convert the style name string to a BorderStyle enumeration value,
        // and set the BorderStyle as the new border style for Label1.
        Label1.BorderStyle = (BorderStyle)Enum.Parse(typeof(BorderStyle),
                              borderStyleList.SelectedItem.Text);
    }

    // This method handles the SelectedIndexChanged event for borderWidthList.
    public void ChangeBorderWidth(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
    {
        // Convert the border width string to a object of type Unit,
        // and set the Unit as the new border width for Label1.
        Label1.BorderWidth = Unit.Parse(borderWidthList.SelectedItem.Text);
    }
    </script>
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
    <head>
    <title> Border Properties Example </title>
</head>

    <body>
        <form id="form1" runat="server">

            <h3> Border Properties Example </h3>

            <table border="0" cellpadding="6">
                <tr>
                    <td>
                        <asp:Label Runat="server" BorderColor="Black" 
                            BorderStyle="Solid" BorderWidth="4px" ID="Label1" 
                            Text="Border Properties Example" Height="75" 
                            Width="200"><center><br />Border Properties Example
                            </center></asp:Label>
                    </td>

                    <td>
                        <asp:DropDownList Runat="server" ID="borderColorList" 
                            OnSelectedIndexChanged="ChangeBorderColor" AutoPostBack="True" 
                            EnableViewState="True"></asp:DropDownList>
                        <br />
                        <br />
                        <asp:DropDownList Runat="server" ID="borderStyleList" 
                            OnSelectedIndexChanged="ChangeBorderStyle" AutoPostBack="True" 
                            EnableViewState="True"></asp:DropDownList>
                        <br />            
                        <br />
                        <asp:DropDownList Runat="server" ID="borderWidthList" 
                            OnSelectedIndexChanged="ChangeBorderWidth" AutoPostBack="True"
                            EnableViewState="True"></asp:DropDownList>
                    </td>
                </tr>
            </table>
        </form>
    </body>
</html>

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0
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