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Style Class

Represents the style of a Web server control.

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

public class Style : Component, IStateManager
public class Style extends Component implements IStateManager
public class Style extends Component implements IStateManager

The Style class encapsulates the properties that control the appearance of a Web server control and can be applied to multiple Web server controls to provide a common appearance. You can specify the background color and font color of a control by setting the BackColor and ForeColor properties, respectively. On controls that can display a border, you can control the border width, the border style, and the border color by setting the BorderWidth, BorderStyle, and BorderColor properties. The size of a Web server control can also be specified by using the Height and Width properties.

This example demonstrates how to use a Style object to change the style properties of multiple controls at once. Each time one of the Style property values changes, each control must call its ApplyStyle method. Note that not all the controls included support all the properties demonstrated. If a control does not support a particular property, the appearance of the control will not change when the property value is changed.

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.

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

<html>
    <head>
        <script runat="server">

            private Style primaryStyle = new Style();

            void Page_Load(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
            {
                if (!Page.IsPostBack)
                {
                    // Add data to the borderColorList, 
                    // backColorList, and foreColorList controls.
                    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);
                    borderColorList.DataSource = colors;
                    borderColorList.DataBind();         
                    backColorList.DataSource = colors;
                    backColorList.DataBind();
                    foreColorList.DataSource = colors;
                    foreColorList.DataBind();

                    // Add data to the borderStyleList control.
                    ListItemCollection styles = new ListItemCollection();
                    Type styleType = typeof(BorderStyle);
                    foreach (string s in Enum.GetNames(styleType))
                    {
                        styles.Add(s);
                    }
                    borderStyleList.DataSource = styles;
                    borderStyleList.DataBind();  

                    // Add data to the borderWidthList control.
                    ListItemCollection widths = new ListItemCollection();
                    for (int i = 0; i < 11; i++)
                    {
                        widths.Add(i.ToString() + "px");
                    }
                    borderWidthList.DataSource = widths;
                    borderWidthList.DataBind();

                    // Add data to the fontNameList control.
                    ListItemCollection names = new ListItemCollection();
                    names.Add("Arial");
                    names.Add("Courier");
                    names.Add("Garamond");
                    names.Add("Time New Roman");
                    names.Add("Verdana");
                    fontNameList.DataSource = names;
                    fontNameList.DataBind();

                    // Add data to the fontSizeList control.
                    ListItemCollection fontSizes = new ListItemCollection();
                    fontSizes.Add("Small");
                    fontSizes.Add("Medium");
                    fontSizes.Add("Large");
                    fontSizes.Add("10pt");
                    fontSizes.Add("14pt");
                    fontSizes.Add("20pt");
                    fontSizeList.DataSource = fontSizes;
                    fontSizeList.DataBind();
                    
                    //Set primaryStyle as the style for each control.
                    Label1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
                    ListBox1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
                    Button1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
                    Table1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
                    TextBox1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
                }
            }
            void ChangeBorderColor(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
            {
                primaryStyle.BorderColor = 
                    Color.FromName(borderColorList.SelectedItem.Text);
                Label1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
                ListBox1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
                Button1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
                Table1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
                TextBox1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
            }
    
            void ChangeBackColor(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
            {
                primaryStyle.BackColor = 
                    Color.FromName(backColorList.SelectedItem.Text);
                Label1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
                ListBox1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
                Button1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
                Table1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
                TextBox1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
            }

            void ChangeForeColor(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
            {
                primaryStyle.ForeColor = 
                    Color.FromName(foreColorList.SelectedItem.Text);
                Label1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
                ListBox1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
                Button1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
                Table1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
                TextBox1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
            }

            void ChangeBorderStyle(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
            {
                primaryStyle.BorderStyle = 
                    (BorderStyle)Enum.Parse(typeof(BorderStyle), 
                    borderStyleList.SelectedItem.Text);
                Label1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
                ListBox1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
                Button1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
                Table1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
                TextBox1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
            }

            void ChangeBorderWidth(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
            {
                primaryStyle.BorderWidth = 
                    Unit.Parse(borderWidthList.SelectedItem.Text);
                Label1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
                ListBox1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
                Button1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
                Table1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
                TextBox1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
            }

            void ChangeFont(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
            {
                primaryStyle.Font.Name = 
                    fontNameList.SelectedItem.Text;
                Label1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
                ListBox1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
                Button1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
                Table1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
                TextBox1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
            }

            void ChangeFontSize(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
            {
                primaryStyle.Font.Size = 
                    FontUnit.Parse(fontSizeList.SelectedItem.Text);
                Label1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
                ListBox1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
                Button1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
                Table1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
                TextBox1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
            }
        </script>
    </head>

    <body>
        <form id="Form1" runat="server">
            <table cellPadding="6" border="0">
                <tr>
                    <td>
                        <asp:label id="Label1" 
                            Text="Border Properties Example" Runat="server">
                            <center><br>Label Styles</center>
                        </asp:label>
                    </td>
                    <td>
                        <asp:button id="Button1" runat="server" 
                            Text="Button Styles">
                        </asp:button>
                    </td>
                    <td>
                        <asp:listbox id="ListBox1" Runat="server">
                            <asp:ListItem Value="0" Text="List Item 0">
                            </asp:ListItem>
                            <asp:ListItem Value="1" Text="List Item 1">
                            </asp:ListItem>
                            <asp:ListItem Value="2" Text="List Item 2">
                            </asp:ListItem>
                        </asp:listbox>
                    </td>
                    <td>
                        <asp:textbox id="TextBox1" 
                            Text="TextBox Styles" Runat="server">
                        </asp:textbox>
                    </td>
                    <td>
                        <asp:table id="Table1" Runat="server">
                            <asp:TableRow>
                                <asp:TableCell Text="(0,0)"></asp:TableCell>
                                <asp:TableCell Text="(0,1)"></asp:TableCell>
                            </asp:TableRow>
                            <asp:TableRow>
                                <asp:TableCell Text="(1,0)"></asp:TableCell>
                                <asp:TableCell Text="(1,1)"></asp:TableCell>
                            </asp:TableRow>
                        </asp:table>
                    </td>
                </tr>
                <tr>
                    <td>
                        <asp:Label Runat="server" Text="Border Color:">
                        </asp:Label>
                        <asp:dropdownlist id="borderColorList" 
                            Runat="server" AutoPostBack="True" 
                            OnSelectedIndexChanged="ChangeBorderColor">
                        </asp:dropdownlist>
                        <br>
                        <asp:Label Runat="server" Text="Border Style:">
                        </asp:Label>
                        <asp:dropdownlist id="borderStyleList" 
                            Runat="server" AutoPostBack="True"
                            OnSelectedIndexChanged="ChangeBorderStyle">
                        </asp:dropdownlist>
                        <br>
                        <asp:Label Runat="server" Text="Border Width">
                        </asp:Label>
                        <asp:dropdownlist id="borderWidthList" 
                            Runat="server" AutoPostBack="True"
                            OnSelectedIndexChanged="ChangeBorderWidth">
                        </asp:dropdownlist>
                    </td>
                    <td>
                        <asp:Label Runat="server" Text="Back Color:">
                        </asp:Label>
                        <asp:dropdownlist id="backColorList" 
                            Runat="server" AutoPostBack="True"
                            OnSelectedIndexChanged="ChangeBackColor">
                        </asp:dropdownlist>
                        <br>
                        <asp:Label Runat="server" Text="Foreground Color:">
                        </asp:Label>
                        <asp:dropdownlist id="foreColorList" 
                            Runat="server" AutoPostBack="True"
                            OnSelectedIndexChanged="ChangeForeColor">
                        </asp:dropdownlist>
                    </td>
                    <td>
                        <asp:Label Runat="server" Text="Font Name:">
                        </asp:Label>
                        <asp:dropdownlist id="fontNameList" 
                            Runat="server" AutoPostBack="True"
                            OnSelectedIndexChanged="ChangeFont">
                        </asp:dropdownlist>
                        <br>
                        <asp:Label Runat="server" Text="Font Size:">
                        </asp:Label>
                        <asp:dropdownlist id="fontSizeList" 
                            Runat="server" AutoPostBack="True" 
                            OnSelectedIndexChanged="ChangeFontSize">
                        </asp:dropdownlist>
                    </td>
                </tr>
            </table>
        </form>
    </body>
</html>

System.Object
   System.MarshalByRefObject
     System.ComponentModel.Component
      System.Web.UI.WebControls.Style
         Derived Classes

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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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