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CheckBoxField.Text Property

Gets or sets the caption to display next to each check box in a CheckBoxField object.

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

public virtual string Text { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
The caption displayed next to each check box in the CheckBoxField. The default is an empty string ("").

The Text property is used to display a caption next to each check box in a CheckBoxField object. If the Text property is set to an empty string, no caption is displayed.

NoteNote:

All check boxes in the CheckBoxField object share the same caption.

The value of this property, when set, can be saved automatically to a resource file by using a designer tool. For more information, see LocalizableAttribute and ASP.NET Globalization and Localization.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the Text property to specify a custom caption for the check boxes in a CheckBoxField object in 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>CheckBoxField Example</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">

      <h3>CheckBoxField Example</h3>

      <asp:gridview id="AuthorsGridView" 
        datasourceid="AuthorsSqlDataSource" 
        autogeneratecolumns="False"
        runat="server">

        <columns>

          <asp:boundfield datafield="au_lname"
            headertext="Last Name"/>

          <asp:checkboxfield datafield="contract"
            text="Contract"
            headertext="Contract"/>     

        </columns>

      </asp:gridview>

      <!-- This example uses Microsoft SQL Server and connects -->
      <!-- to the Pubs sample database.                        -->
      <asp:sqldatasource id="AuthorsSqlDataSource"  
        selectcommand="SELECT [au_lname], [au_fname], [address], [city], [state], [zip], [contract] FROM [authors]"
        connectionstring="server=localhost;database=pubs;integrated security=SSPI"
        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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