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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 Overridable Property CellPadding As Integer
<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="VB" AutoEventWireup="True" %>
<%@ Import Namespace="System.Data" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
   <script runat="server">

      Function CreateDataSource() As ICollection 

         ' Create sample data for the DataGrid control.
         Dim dt As DataTable = New DataTable()
         Dim dr As DataRow

         ' Define the columns of the table.
         dt.Columns.Add(New DataColumn("IntegerValue", GetType(Int32)))
         dt.Columns.Add(New DataColumn("StringValue", GetType(string)))
         dt.Columns.Add(New DataColumn("CurrencyValue", GetType(double)))

         ' Populate the table with sample values.
         Dim i As Integer

         For i = 0 to 8 

            dr = dt.NewRow()

            dr(0) = i
            dr(1) = "Item " & i.ToString()
            dr(2) = 1.23 * (i + 1)


         Next i

         Dim dv As DataView = New DataView(dt)
         Return dv

      End Function

      Sub Page_Load(sender As Object, e As EventArgs) 

         ' Load sample data only once when the page is first loaded.
         If Not IsPostBack Then 

            ItemsGrid.DataSource = CreateDataSource()

         End If

      End Sub

      Sub Index_Change(sender As Object, e As EventArgs) 

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

      End Sub


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

   <form id="form1" runat="server">

      <h3>BaseDataList CellPadding and CellSpacing Example</h3>

      <asp:DataGrid id="ItemsGrid"

         <HeaderStyle BackColor="#00aaaa">


      <br />

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



               Cell padding:



               Cell spacing:





               <asp:DropDownList id="CellPaddingList"





               <asp:DropDownList id="CellSpacingList"








.NET Framework

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

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, 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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