Export (0) Print
Expand All
This topic has not yet been rated - Rate this topic

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=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a")>]
abstract DataField : string with get, set
[<TypeConverterAttribute("System.Web.UI.Design.DataSourceViewSchemaConverter, System.Design, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a")>]
override DataField : string with 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.


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.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

.NET Framework

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

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.

Did you find this helpful?
(1500 characters remaining)
Thank you for your feedback
© 2014 Microsoft. All rights reserved.