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ControlParameter.ControlID Property

Specifies the name of the control that the ControlParameter object binds to.

Namespace:  System.Web.UI.WebControls
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)

[TypeConverterAttribute(typeof(ControlIDConverter))]
public string ControlID { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
A string that represents the name of a Web server control.

The ControlID property is a required property that identifies the Control instance that the ControlParameter object binds to at run time.

Typically, the ControlID and PropertyName properties are set for the Evaluate method to correctly bind to a control. If you do not set the ControlID property, the Evaluate method throws an ArgumentException exception when called.

The following code example demonstrates how to use a ControlParameter object to bind data displayed in a ListBox control to the selected value of a DropDownList control in a declarative scenario. The ControlParameter object is added to the SelectParameters collection of the SqlDataSource control on the form, and corresponds to the "@Title" placeholder text in the SelectCommand property.

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
  <head runat="server">
    <title>ASP.NET Example</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">

      <p><asp:dropdownlist
          id="DropDownList1"
          runat="server"
          autopostback="True">
          <asp:listitem selected="True">Sales Representative</asp:listitem>
          <asp:listitem>Sales Manager</asp:listitem>
          <asp:listitem>Vice President, Sales</asp:listitem>
      </asp:dropdownlist></p>

      <asp:sqldatasource
          id="SqlDataSource1"
          runat="server"
          connectionstring="<%$ ConnectionStrings:MyNorthwind%>"
          selectcommand="SELECT LastName FROM Employees WHERE Title = @Title">
          <selectparameters>
              <asp:controlparameter name="Title" controlid="DropDownList1" propertyname="SelectedValue"/>
          </selectparameters>
      </asp:sqldatasource>

      <p><asp:listbox
          id="ListBox1"
          runat="server"
          datasourceid="SqlDataSource1"
          datatextfield="LastName">
      </asp:listbox></p>

    </form>
  </body>
</html>

The following code example demonstrates how to set the ControlID and PropertyName properties to identify the control that a ControlParameter object is bound to. The example populates a ListBox control with values. The SelectedValue property of the ListBox control is used to filter data retrieved by a SqlDataSource control and displayed by a GridView control.

<%@ 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">
private void Page_Load(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
{
  if (IsPostBack) {
    GridView1.DataBind();
  }
  else {
    ListBox1.Items.Add(new ListItem("Nancy Davolio",   "1",true));
    ListBox1.Items.Add(new ListItem("Janet Leverling", "3",true));
    ListBox1.Items.Add(new ListItem("Margaret Peacock","4",true));
    ListBox1.Items.Add(new ListItem("Michael Suyama",  "6",true));
    ListBox1.Items.Add(new ListItem("Robert King",     "7",true));
    ListBox1.Items.Add(new ListItem("Anne Dodsworth",  "9",true));
  }
}
</script>

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
  <head runat="server">
    <title>ASP.NET Example</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="Form1" method="post" runat="server">
      <p>Show Orders For:</p>

      <p>
      <asp:ListBox
        id="ListBox1"
        runat="server"
        AutoPostBack="True">
      </asp:ListBox></p>

      <asp:SqlDataSource
        id="OdbcDataSource1"
        runat="server"
        ProviderName="System.Data.Odbc"
        DataSourceMode="DataSet"
        SelectCommand="SELECT OrderID, ShipName FROM Orders WHERE EmployeeID = ?;"
        ConnectionString="dsn=MyOdbcDSN;">
        <SELECTPARAMETERS>
          <asp:ControlParameter
            PropertyName="SelectedValue"
            ControlID="ListBox1"
            Name="empID">
          </asp:ControlParameter>
        </SELECTPARAMETERS>
      </asp:SqlDataSource>

      <p>
      <asp:GridView
        id="GridView1"
        runat="server"
        DataSourceID="OdbcDataSource1">
      </asp:GridView></p>
    </form>
  </body>
</html>

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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

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