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CheckBoxList.RepeatColumns Property

Gets or sets the number of columns to display in the CheckBoxList control.

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

public virtual int RepeatColumns { get; set; }
<asp:CheckBoxList RepeatColumns="Int32" />

Property Value

Type: System.Int32
The number of columns to display in the CheckBoxList control. The default is 0, which indicates this property is not set.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentOutOfRangeException

The number of columns is set to a negative value.

When the RepeatLayout property is set to Table, you can use this property to specify the number of columns that display in the CheckBoxList control. If this property is not set, the CheckBoxList control displays all list items in a single column.

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How to: Set Layout in a CheckBoxList Web Server ControlBuilding ASP .NET Web Applications
How to: Set Layout in a CheckBoxList Web Server ControlBuilding ASP .NET Web Applications

The following code example demonstrates how to use the RepeatColumns property to specify that two columns are displayed in the CheckBoxList control.

NoteNote

The following code samples use the single-file code model and may not work correctly if copied directly into a code-behind file. Each code sample must be copied into an empty text file that has an .aspx extension. For more information on the Web Forms code model, see ASP.NET Web Page Code Model.


<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="True" %>
<!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>
    <title>CheckBoxList Example</title>
<script language="C#" runat="server">

   void Check_Clicked(Object sender, EventArgs e) 
   {
      Message.Text = "Selected Item(s):<br /><br />";
      for (int i = 0; i < CheckBoxList1.Items.Count; i++)
      {
         if (CheckBoxList1.Items[i].Selected)
            Message.Text += CheckBoxList1.Items[i].Text + "<br />";
      }
   }

</script>

</head>
<body>

   <form id="form1" action="CheckBoxList.aspx" method="post" runat="server">

      <h3>CheckBoxList Example</h3>

      <asp:CheckBoxList id="CheckBoxList1" 
           AutoPostBack="True"
           CellPadding="5"
           CellSpacing="5"
           RepeatColumns="2"
           RepeatDirection="Vertical"
           RepeatLayout="Flow"
           TextAlign="Right"
           OnSelectedIndexChanged="Check_Clicked"
           runat="server">

         <asp:ListItem>Item 1</asp:ListItem>
         <asp:ListItem>Item 2</asp:ListItem>
         <asp:ListItem>Item 3</asp:ListItem>
         <asp:ListItem>Item 4</asp:ListItem>
         <asp:ListItem>Item 5</asp:ListItem>
         <asp:ListItem>Item 6</asp:ListItem>

      </asp:CheckBoxList>

      <br /><br />

      <asp:label id="Message" runat="server"/>

   </form>

</body>
</html>




<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="True" %>

<!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> CheckBoxList RepeatColumns Example </title>
<script runat="server">

      void Check_Clicked(Object sender, EventArgs e) 
      {

         Message.Text = "Selected Item(s):<br /><br />";

         // Iterate through the Items collection of the CheckBoxList 
         // control and display the selected items.
         for (int i=0; i<checkboxlist1.Items.Count; i++)
         {

            if (checkboxlist1.Items[i].Selected)
            {

               Message.Text += checkboxlist1.Items[i].Text + "<br />";

            }

         }

      }

      void Index_Change(Object sender, EventArgs e) 
      {

         // Set the number columns in the CheckBoxList control.
         checkboxlist1.RepeatColumns = List.SelectedIndex;

      }

   </script>

</head>

<body>

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

      <h3> CheckBoxList RepeatColumns Example </h3>

      Select items from the CheckBoxList.

      <br /><br />

      <asp:CheckBoxList id="checkboxlist1" 
           AutoPostBack="True"
           CellPadding="5"
           CellSpacing="5"
           RepeatColumns="2"
           RepeatDirection="Vertical"
           RepeatLayout="Table"
           TextAlign="Right"
           OnSelectedIndexChanged="Check_Clicked"
           runat="server">

         <asp:ListItem>Item 1</asp:ListItem>
         <asp:ListItem>Item 2</asp:ListItem>
         <asp:ListItem>Item 3</asp:ListItem>
         <asp:ListItem>Item 4</asp:ListItem>
         <asp:ListItem>Item 5</asp:ListItem>
         <asp:ListItem>Item 6</asp:ListItem>

      </asp:CheckBoxList>

      <br /><br />

      <asp:label id="Message" runat="server"/>

      <hr />

      Select the number of columns to display.

      <table cellpadding="5">

         <tr>

            <td>

               RepeatColumns:

            </td>

         </tr>

         <tr>

            <td>

               <asp:DropDownList id="List"
                    AutoPostBack="True"
                    OnSelectedIndexChanged="Index_Change"
                    runat="server">

                  <asp:ListItem>0</asp:ListItem>
                  <asp:ListItem>1</asp:ListItem>
                  <asp:ListItem Selected="True">2</asp:ListItem>
                  <asp:ListItem>3</asp:ListItem>

               </asp:DropDownList>

            </td>

         </tr>

      </table>

   </form>

</body>

</html>



.NET Framework

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

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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