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BaseDataList.CellPadding Property

Gets or sets the amount of space between the contents of a cell and the cell's border.

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

public virtual int CellPadding { get; set; }
/** @property */
public int get_CellPadding ()

/** @property */
public void set_CellPadding (int value)

public function get CellPadding () : int

public function set CellPadding (value : int)

Property Value

The amount of space (in pixels) between the contents of a cell and the cell's border. The default value is -1, which indicates that this property is not set.

Use the CellPadding property to control the spacing between the contents of a cell and the cell's border. The padding amount specified is added to all four sides of the cell.

All cells in the same column of a data listing control share the same cell width. Therefore, if the content of one cell is longer than the content of other cells in the same column, the padding amount is applied to the widest cell. All other cells in the column are also set to this cell width.

Similarly, all cells in the same row share the same height. The padding amount is applied to the height of the tallest cell in the row. All other cells in the row are set to this cell height. Individual cell sizes cannot be specified.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the CellPadding property to specify the spacing between the contents of a cell and the cell's border.


<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="True" %>
<%@ Import Namespace="System.Data" %>
 
<html>
   <script runat="server">
 
      ICollection CreateDataSource() 
      {
      
         // Create sample data for the DataGrid control.
         DataTable dt = new DataTable();
         DataRow dr;
 
         // Define the columns of the table.
         dt.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("IntegerValue", typeof(Int32)));
         dt.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("StringValue", typeof(string)));
         dt.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("CurrencyValue", typeof(double)));
 
         // Populate the table with sample values.
         for (int i = 0; i < 9; i++) 
         {
            dr = dt.NewRow();
 
            dr[0] = i;
            dr[1] = "Item " + i.ToString();
            dr[2] = 1.23 * (i + 1);
 
            dt.Rows.Add(dr);
         }
 
         DataView dv = new DataView(dt);
         return dv;
      }
 
      void Page_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e) 
      {
 
         // Load sample data only once when the page is first loaded.
         if (!IsPostBack) 
         {
            ItemsGrid.DataSource = CreateDataSource();
            ItemsGrid.DataBind();
         }

      }

      void Index_Change(Object sender, EventArgs e) 
      {

         ItemsGrid.CellPadding = CellPaddingList.SelectedIndex;
         ItemsGrid.CellSpacing = CellSpacingList.SelectedIndex;

      }
 
   </script>
 
<body>
 
   <form runat=server>
 
      <h3>BaseDataList CellPadding and CellSpacing Example</h3>
 
      <asp:DataGrid id="ItemsGrid"
           BorderColor="black"
           BorderWidth="1"
           CellPadding="3"
           AutoGenerateColumns="true"
           runat="server">

         <HeaderStyle BackColor="#00aaaa">
         </HeaderStyle> 
 
      </asp:DataGrid>

      <br>

      <h4>Select different values for the cell padding and cell spacing:</h4>
      <table cellpadding="5">

         <tr>

            <td>

               Cell padding:

            </td>

            <td>

               Cell spacing:

            </td>

         </tr>

         <tr>

            <td>

               <asp:DropDownList id="CellPaddingList"
                    AutoPostBack="True"
                    OnSelectedIndexChanged="Index_Change"
                    runat="server">

                  <asp:ListItem>0</asp:ListItem>
                  <asp:ListItem>1</asp:ListItem>
                  <asp:ListItem>2</asp:ListItem>
                  <asp:ListItem>3</asp:ListItem>
                  <asp:ListItem>4</asp:ListItem>
                  <asp:ListItem>5</asp:ListItem>

               </asp:DropDownList>

            </td>

            <td>

               <asp:DropDownList id="CellSpacingList"
                    AutoPostBack="True"
                    OnSelectedIndexChanged="Index_Change"
                    runat="server">

                  <asp:ListItem>0</asp:ListItem>
                  <asp:ListItem>1</asp:ListItem>
                  <asp:ListItem>2</asp:ListItem>
                  <asp:ListItem>3</asp:ListItem>
                  <asp:ListItem>4</asp:ListItem>
                  <asp:ListItem>5</asp:ListItem>

               </asp:DropDownList>

            </td>

         </tr>

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


Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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