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BaseDataList.CellSpacing Property

Gets or sets the amount of space between cells.

Namespace:  System.Web.UI.WebControls
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)
public virtual int CellSpacing { get; set; }
<asp:BaseDataList CellSpacing="Int32" />

Property Value

Type: System.Int32
The amount of space (in pixels) between cells. The default value is 0.

Use the CellSpacing property to control the spacing between adjacent cells in a data listing control. This spacing is applied both vertically and horizontally. The cell spacing is uniform for the entire data listing control. Individual cell spacing between each row or column cannot be specified.

NoteNote:

If you set this property to a value greater than 0 and set the GridLines property to a value that displays the cell borders, a gap is displayed between the borders of adjacent cells. In this situation, the CellSpacing property controls the size of the gap.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the CellSpacing property to specify the spacing between adjacent cells.

<%@ 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>

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0
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