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ButtonColumn.Text Property

Gets or sets the caption that is displayed in the buttons of the ButtonColumn object.

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

[LocalizableAttribute(true)] 
public virtual string Text { get; set; }
/** @property */
public String get_Text ()

/** @property */
public void set_Text (String value)

public function get Text () : String

public function set Text (value : String)

Property Value

The caption displayed in the buttons of the ButtonColumn. The default is an empty string ("").

Use the Text property to specify or determine the caption that is displayed in the buttons of the ButtonColumn object.

NoteNote

If you set the Text property, all buttons in the ButtonColumn share the same caption.

Alternatively, you can bind the ButtonColumn to a field in a data source. This allows you to display different captions for the buttons in the column using the values in the specified field. Set the DataTextField property to bind the ButtonColumn to a field in a data source.

The value of this property 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 Text property to specify the caption for the buttons in the ButtonColumn object.

<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="True" %>
<%@ Import Namespace="System.Data" %>
 
<html>
   <script language="C#" runat="server">
 
      DataTable Cart;
      DataView CartView;
 
      ICollection CreateDataSource() 
      {
         DataTable dt = new DataTable();
         DataRow dr;
 
         dt.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("IntegerValue", typeof(Int32)));
         dt.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("StringValue", typeof(string)));
         dt.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("CurrencyValue", typeof(double)));
 
         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) 
      {
     
         if (Session["DG4_ShoppingCart"] == null) 
         {
            Cart = new DataTable();
            Cart.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("Item", typeof(string)));
            Cart.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("Price", typeof(string)));
            Session["DG4_ShoppingCart"] = Cart;
         }

         else 
         {
            Cart = (DataTable)Session["DG4_ShoppingCart"];
         }    

         CartView = new DataView(Cart);
         ShoppingCart.DataSource = CartView;
         ShoppingCart.DataBind();
 
         if (!IsPostBack) 
         {
            // Load this data only once.
            ItemsGrid.DataSource= CreateDataSource();
            ItemsGrid.DataBind();
         }
      }
 
      void Grid_CartCommand(Object sender, DataGridCommandEventArgs e) 
      {
     
         DataRow dr = Cart.NewRow();
         
         // e.Item is the table row where the command is raised.
         // For bound columns, the value is stored in the Text property of a TableCell.
         TableCell itemCell = e.Item.Cells[2];
         TableCell priceCell = e.Item.Cells[3];
         string item = itemCell.Text;
         string price = priceCell.Text;
          
         if (((Button)e.CommandSource).CommandName == "AddToCart") 
         {
            dr[0] = item;
            dr[1] = price;
            Cart.Rows.Add(dr);
         }

         else 
         {  // Remove from Cart.
         
            CartView.RowFilter = "Item='" + item + "'";
            if (CartView.Count > 0) 
            {     
               CartView.Delete(0);
            }
            CartView.RowFilter = "";
         }

         ShoppingCart.DataBind();
 
      }
 
 
   </script>
 
<body>
 
   <form runat=server>
 
   <h3>ButtonColumn Example</h3>
 
   <table cellpadding="5">
      <tr valign="top">
         <td>
 
            <b>Product List</b>
 
            <asp:DataGrid id="ItemsGrid"
                 BorderColor="black"
                 BorderWidth="1"
                 CellPadding="3"
                 AutoGenerateColumns="false"
                 OnItemCommand="Grid_CartCommand"
                 runat="server">

               <HeaderStyle BackColor="#00aaaa">
               </HeaderStyle>
 
               <Columns>
 
                  <asp:ButtonColumn 
                       HeaderText="Add to cart" 
                       ButtonType="PushButton" 
                       Text="Add" 
                       CommandName="AddToCart" />
 
                  <asp:ButtonColumn 
                       HeaderText="Remove from cart" 
                       ButtonType="PushButton" 
                       Text="Remove" 
                       CommandName="RemoveFromCart" />
 
                  <asp:BoundColumn 
                       HeaderText="Item" 
                       DataField="StringValue"/>

                  <asp:BoundColumn 
                       HeaderText="Price" 
                       DataField="CurrencyValue" 
                       DataFormatString="{0:c}">

                     <ItemStyle HorizontalAlign="right">
                     </ItemStyle>

                  </asp:BoundColumn>   
 
               </Columns>
 
            </asp:DataGrid>
 
         </td>
         <td>
 
            <b>Shopping Cart</b>
 
            <asp:DataGrid id="ShoppingCart" 
                 runat="server"
                 BorderColor="black"
                 BorderWidth="1"
                 GridLines="Both"
                 ShowFooter="false"
                 CellPadding="3"
                 CellSpacing="0">

               <HeaderStyle BackColor="#00aaaa">
               </HeaderStyle>

            </asp:DataGrid> 
 
         </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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