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DetailsView.Caption Property

Gets or sets the text to render in an HTML caption element in a DetailsView control. This property is provided to make the control more accessible to users of assistive technology devices.

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

public virtual string Caption { get; set; }
<asp:DetailsView Caption="String" />

Property Value

Type: System.String
A string that represents the text to render in an HTML caption element in a DetailsView control. The default value is an empty string ("").

Use the Caption property to specify the text to render in an HTML caption element in a DetailsView control. The text that you specify provides assistive technology devices with a description of the table that can be used to make the control more accessible.

Additional accessibility support for the DetailsView control is provided by the CaptionAlign property. Use the CaptionAlign property to specify the alignment of the HTML caption element in a DetailsView control.

The value of Caption is stored in view state.

The value of this property, when set, can be saved automatically to a resource file by using a designer tool. For more information, see LocalizableAttribute and ASP.NET Globalization and Localization.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the Caption property to specify the text for the HTML caption element rendered in a DetailsView control.


<%@ Page language="C#" %>

<!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>DetailsView Caption and CaptionAlign Example</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="Form1" runat="server">

      <h3>DetailsView Caption and CaptionAlign Example</h3>

        <asp:detailsview id="CustomerDetailView"
          datasourceid="DetailsViewSource"
          datakeynames="CustomerID"
          autogeneraterows="true"
          allowpaging="true"
          caption="Customer Details"
          captionalign="Left"  
          runat="server">

          <headerstyle backcolor="Navy"
            forecolor="White"/>

        </asp:detailsview>

        <!-- This example uses Microsoft SQL Server and connects  -->
        <!-- to the Northwind sample database. Use an ASP.NET     -->
        <!-- expression to retrieve the connection string value   -->
        <!-- from the web.config file.                            -->
        <asp:SqlDataSource ID="DetailsViewSource" runat="server" 
          ConnectionString=
            "<%$ ConnectionStrings:NorthWindConnectionString%>"
          InsertCommand="INSERT INTO [Customers]([CustomerID], 
            [CompanyName], [Address], [City], [PostalCode], [Country]) 
            VALUES (@CustomerID, @CompanyName, @Address, @City, 
            @PostalCode, @Country)"
          SelectCommand="Select [CustomerID], [CompanyName], 
            [Address], [City], [PostalCode], [Country] 
            From [Customers]">
        </asp:SqlDataSource>
    </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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