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GridView.ShowHeader Property

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the header row is displayed in a GridView control.

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

public virtual bool ShowHeader { get; set; }
<asp:GridView ShowHeader="True|False" />

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true to display the header row; otherwise, false. The default is true.

Use the ShowHeader property to specify whether a GridView control displays the header row. To control the appearance of the header row, use the HeaderStyle property.

The following example demonstrates how to use the ShowHeader property to display the header row in 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">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
  <head runat="server">
    <title>GridView ShowHeader and ShowFooter Example</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">

      <h3>GridView ShowHeader and ShowFooter Example</h3>

      <asp:gridview id="CustomersGridView" 
        datasourceid="CustomersSource" 
        autogeneratecolumns="true"
        emptydatatext="No data available." 
        showheader="true"
        showfooter="true"
        runat="server">

        <headerstyle backcolor="LightCyan"
          forecolor="MediumBlue"/>

        <footerstyle backcolor="LightCyan"
          forecolor="MediumBlue"/>

      </asp:gridview>

      <!-- 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="CustomersSource"
        selectcommand="Select [CustomerID], [CompanyName], [Address], [City], [PostalCode], [Country] From [Customers]"
        connectionstring="<%$ ConnectionStrings:NorthWindConnectionString%>" 
        runat="server"/>

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 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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