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DataGridColumn.Visible Property

Gets or sets a value that indicates whether the column is visible in the DataGrid control.

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

public bool Visible { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the column is visible in the DataGrid control; otherwise, false. The default value is true.

Use the Visible property to programmatically control whether the column is visible in the DataGrid control.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the Visible property to indicate whether a column is visible.


<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="True" %>
<%@ Import Namespace="System.Data" %>

<!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" >
   <script runat="server">

      ICollection CreateDataSource() 
      {

         // Create sample data for the DataGrid control.
         DataTable dt = new DataTable();
         DataRow dr;

         // Define the columns of the table.
         dt.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("IntegerValue", typeof(Int32)));
         dt.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("StringValue", typeof(string)));
         dt.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("CurrencyValue", typeof(double)));

         // Populate the table with sample values.
         for (int i = 0; i < 5; i++) 
         {
            dr = dt.NewRow();

            dr[0] = i;
            dr[1] = "Item " + i.ToString();
            dr[2] = 1.23 * (i + 1);

            dt.Rows.Add(dr);
         }

         DataView dv = new DataView(dt);
         return dv;
      }

      void Page_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e) 
      {

         // Load sample data only once, when the page is first loaded.
         if (!IsPostBack) 
         {
            ItemsGrid.DataSource = CreateDataSource();
            ItemsGrid.DataBind();
         }

      }

      void Button_Click(Object sender, EventArgs e) 
      {

         // Count the number of selected items in the DataGrid control.
         int count = 0;

         // Display the selected times.
         Message.Text = "You Selected: <br />";

         // Iterate through each item (row) in the DataGrid control and
         // determine whether it is selected.
         foreach (DataGridItem item in ItemsGrid.Items)
         {

            DetermineSelection(item, ref count);        

         }

         // If no items are selected, display the appropriate message.
         if (count == 0)
         {

            Message.Text = "No items selected";

         }

      }

      void DetermineSelection(DataGridItem item, ref int count)
      {

         // Retrieve the SelectCheckBox CheckBox control from the 
         // specified item (row) in the DataGrid control.
         CheckBox selection = (CheckBox)item.FindControl("SelectCheckBox");

         // If the item is selected, display the appropriate message and
         // increment the count of selected items.
         if (selection != null)
         {

           if (selection.Checked)
           {
              Message.Text += "- " + item.Cells[1].Text + "<br />";
              count++;
           }

         }    

      }

      void Check_Change(Object sender, EventArgs e)
      {

         // Show or hide the first column depending on the value of
         // the check box.
         if (ShowCheckBox.Checked)
         {
            ItemsGrid.Columns[0].Visible = true;
         }
         else
         {
            ItemsGrid.Columns[0].Visible = false;
         }

      }

   </script>

<head runat="server">
    <title>DataGridColumn Visible Example</title>
</head>
<body>

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

      <h3>DataGridColumn Visible Example</h3>

      Select whether to show or hide the first column.

      <br /><br />

      <b>Product List</b>

      <asp:DataGrid id="ItemsGrid"
           BorderColor="black"
           BorderWidth="1"
           CellPadding="3"
           ShowFooter="True"
           AutoGenerateColumns="False"
           runat="server">

         <HeaderStyle BackColor="#00aaaa">
         </HeaderStyle>

         <FooterStyle BackColor="#00aaaa">
         </FooterStyle>

         <Columns>

            <asp:BoundColumn DataField="IntegerValue"
                 Visible="True" 
                 HeaderText="Item"/>

            <asp:BoundColumn DataField="StringValue"
                 Visible="True"  
                 HeaderText="Description"/>

            <asp:BoundColumn DataField="CurrencyValue"
                 Visible="True"  
                 HeaderText="Price"
                 DataFormatString="{0:c}">

               <ItemStyle HorizontalAlign="Right">
               </ItemStyle>

            </asp:BoundColumn>

            <asp:TemplateColumn HeaderText="Select Item"
                 Visible="True" >

               <ItemTemplate>

                  <asp:CheckBox id="SelectCheckBox"
                       Text="Add to Cart"
                       Checked="False"
                       runat="server"/>

               </ItemTemplate>

            </asp:TemplateColumn>

         </Columns>  

      </asp:DataGrid>

      <br /><br />

      <asp:Button id="SubmitButton"
           Text="Submit"
           OnClick = "Button_Click"
           runat="server"/>

      <br /><br />

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

      <hr />

      <asp:CheckBox id="ShowCheckBox"
           Text="Show first column"
           AutoPostBack="True"
           OnCheckedChanged="Check_Change"
           Checked="True"
           runat="server"/>

   </form>

</body>
</html>

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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.

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