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DataControlField.Visible Property

Note: This property is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Gets or sets a value indicating whether a data control field is rendered.

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

public bool Visible { get; set; }
/** @property */
public boolean get_Visible ()

/** @property */
public void set_Visible (boolean value)

public function get Visible () : boolean

public function set Visible (value : boolean)

Property Value

true if the DataControlField is rendered; otherwise, false. The default value is true.

Use the Visible property to show or hide DataControlField objects in a data-bound control.

If the the Visible property is false, the data values are not displayed and do not make a round-trip to the client. If you want to round-trip the data for a field that is not visible, add the field name to the DataKeyNames property of the data-bound control.

The following code example demonstrates how to use BoundField and ButtonField objects, which are derived from DataControlField, to display rows in a DetailsView control. The Visible property of the BoundField object that displays the EmployeeID column is set to false, and the column is not rendered by the DetailsView control.

<%@ page language="C#" %>

<html>
<body>
  <form runat="server">
    <asp:detailsview
      id="DetailsView1"
      runat="server"
      allowpaging="True"
      datasourceid="SqlDataSource1"
      autogeneraterows="False"
      width="312px"
      height="152px">
        <fields>
          <asp:boundfield
            visible="False"
            sortexpression="EmployeeID"
            datafield="EmployeeID">
          </asp:boundfield>

          <asp:boundfield
            sortexpression="LastName"
            datafield="LastName"
            headertext="LastName">
          </asp:boundfield>

          <asp:boundfield
            sortexpression="FirstName"
            datafield="FirstName"
            headertext="FirstName">
          </asp:boundfield>

          <asp:boundfield
            sortexpression="Title"
            datafield="Title"
            headertext="Title">
          </asp:boundfield>

          <asp:buttonfield text="Button">
            <controlstyle font-bold="True" forecolor="Red" />
          </asp:buttonfield>
        </fields>
    </asp:detailsview>

    <asp:sqldatasource
      id="SqlDataSource1"
      runat="server"
      selectcommand="SELECT * FROM Employees"
      connectionstring="<%$ ConnectionStrings:MyNorthwind%>">
    </asp:sqldatasource>

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

<%@ page language="VJ#" %>

<html>
<body>
  <form runat="server">
    <asp:detailsview
      id="DetailsView1"
      runat="server"
      allowpaging="True"
      datasourceid="SqlDataSource1"
      autogeneraterows="False"
      width="312px"
      height="152px">
        <fields>
          <asp:boundfield
            visible="False"
            sortexpression="EmployeeID"
            datafield="EmployeeID">
          </asp:boundfield>

          <asp:boundfield
            sortexpression="LastName"
            datafield="LastName"
            headertext="LastName">
          </asp:boundfield>

          <asp:boundfield
            sortexpression="FirstName"
            datafield="FirstName"
            headertext="FirstName">
          </asp:boundfield>

          <asp:boundfield
            sortexpression="Title"
            datafield="Title"
            headertext="Title">
          </asp:boundfield>

          <asp:buttonfield text="Button">
            <controlstyle font-bold="True" forecolor="Red" />
          </asp:buttonfield>
        </fields>
    </asp:detailsview>

    <asp:sqldatasource
      id="SqlDataSource1"
      runat="server"
      selectcommand="Select * From Employees"
      connectionstring="Data Source=localhost;Integrated Security=SSPI;Initial Catalog=Northwind">
    </asp:sqldatasource>

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

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0

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