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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; }
<asp:BaseDataList CellPadding="Int32" />

Property Value

Type: System.Int32
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" %>

<!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" >
   <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>

<head runat="server">
    <title>BaseDataList CellPadding and CellSpacing Example</title>
</head>
<body>

   <form id="form1" 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>

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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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