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BoundField.DataField Property

Gets or sets the name of the data field to bind to the BoundField object.

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

[TypeConverterAttribute("System.Web.UI.Design.DataSourceViewSchemaConverter, System.Design, Version=2.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a")]
public virtual string DataField { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
The name of the data field to bind to the BoundField. The default is an empty string (""), which indicates that this property is not set.

Use the DataField property to specify the name of the data field to bind to the BoundField object. The values of the specified field are displayed in the BoundField object as text. You can optionally format the displayed text by setting the DataFormatString property.

NoteNote:

If a field's value is null, an empty string ("") is displayed for the value by default. To specify an alternate caption, set the NullDisplayText property.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the DataField property to specify which field to display in a BoundField field column of 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>BoundField Example</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">

      <h3>BoundField Example</h3>

      <asp:gridview id="CustomersGridView" 
        datasourceid="CustomersSqlDataSource" 
        autogeneratecolumns="false"
        autogenerateeditbutton="true"
        allowpaging="true" 
        datakeynames="CustomerID"  
        runat="server">

        <columns>
          <asp:boundfield datafield="CustomerID" 
            readonly="true"      
            headertext="Customer ID"/>
          <asp:boundfield datafield="CompanyName"
            convertemptystringtonull="true"
            headertext="Customer Name"/>
          <asp:boundfield datafield="Address"
            convertemptystringtonull="true"
            headertext="Address"/>
          <asp:boundfield datafield="City"
            convertemptystringtonull="true"
            headertext="City"/>
          <asp:boundfield datafield="PostalCode"
            convertemptystringtonull="true"
            headertext="ZIP Code"/>
          <asp:boundfield datafield="Country"
            convertemptystringtonull="true"
            headertext="Country"/>
        </columns>

      </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="CustomersSqlDataSource"  
        selectcommand="Select [CustomerID], [CompanyName], [Address], [City], [PostalCode], [Country] From [Customers]"
        updatecommand="Update Customers Set CompanyName=@CompanyName, Address=@Address, City=@City, PostalCode=@PostalCode, Country=@Country Where (CustomerID = @CustomerID)"
        connectionstring="<%$ ConnectionStrings:NorthWindConnectionString%>"
        runat="server">
      </asp:sqldatasource>

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

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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

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