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DataList.AlternatingItemTemplate Property

Gets or sets the template for alternating items in the DataList.

[Visual Basic]
Public Overridable Property AlternatingItemTemplate As ITemplate
[C#]
public virtual ITemplate AlternatingItemTemplate {get; set;}
[C++]
public: __property virtual ITemplate* get_AlternatingItemTemplate();
public: __property virtual void set_AlternatingItemTemplate(ITemplate*);
[JScript]
public function get AlternatingItemTemplate() : ITemplate;
public function set AlternatingItemTemplate(ITemplate);

Property Value

A System.Web.UI.ITemplate object that contains the template for alternating items in the DataList control. The default value is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

Remarks

Use the AlternatingItemTemplate property to control the contents of alternating items in the DataList control. The appearance of alternating items is controlled by the AlternatingItemStyle property.

To specify a template for the alternating items, place the <AlternatingItemTemplate> tags between the opening and closing tags of the DataList control. You can then list the contents of the template between the opening and closing <AlternatingItemTemplate> tags.

CAUTION   This control can be used to display user input, which might include malicious client script. Check any information that is sent from a client for executable script, SQL statements, or other code before displaying it in your application. ASP.NET provides an input request validation feature to block script and HTML in user input. Validation server controls are also provided to assess user input. For more information, see Validation Server Controls.

Example

[Visual Basic, C#] The following example demonstrates how to use the AlternatingItemTemplate property to control the contents of alternating items in the DataList control.

[Visual Basic, C#] Note   The following code sample uses the single-file code model and may not work correctly if copied directly into a code-behind file. This 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 Web Forms Code Model.
[Visual Basic] 

<%@ Page Language="VB" AutoEventWireup="True" %>
<%@ Import Namespace="System.Data" %>
 
<html>
   <script runat="server">
 
      Function CreateDataSource() As ICollection 
      
         ' Create sample data for the DataList control.
         Dim dt As DataTable = New DataTable()
         dim dr As DataRow
 
         ' Define the columns of the table.
         dt.Columns.Add(New DataColumn("IntegerValue", GetType(Int32)))
         dt.Columns.Add(New DataColumn("StringValue", GetType(String)))
         dt.Columns.Add(New DataColumn("CurrencyValue", GetType(Double)))
         dt.Columns.Add(New DataColumn("ImageValue", GetType(String)))
 
         ' Populate the table with sample values.
         Dim i As Integer

         For i = 0 To 8 

            dr = dt.NewRow()
 
            dr(0) = i
            dr(1) = "Description for item " & i.ToString()
            dr(2) = 1.23 * (i + 1)
            dr(3) = "Image" & i.ToString() & ".jpg"
 
            dt.Rows.Add(dr)

         Next i
 
         Dim dv As DataView = New DataView(dt)
         Return dv

      End Function
 
      Sub Page_Load(sender As Object, e As EventArgs) 

         ' Load sample data only once, when the page is first loaded.
         If Not IsPostBack Then 
     
            ItemsList.DataSource = CreateDataSource()
            ItemsList.DataBind()
         
         End If

      End Sub
 
   </script>
 
<body>
 
   <form runat=server>

      <h3>DataList AlternatingItemTemplate Example</h3>
 
      <asp:DataList id="ItemsList"
           BorderColor="black"
           CellPadding="5"
           CellSpacing="5"
           RepeatDirection="Vertical"
           RepeatLayout="Table"
           RepeatColumns="3"
           ShowBorder="True"
           ShowFooter="True"
           runat="server">

         <HeaderStyle BackColor="#aaaadd">
         </HeaderStyle>

         <ItemStyle BackColor="Silver">
         </ItemStyle>

         <AlternatingItemStyle BackColor="DarkGray">
         </AlternatingItemStyle>

         <HeaderTemplate>

            List of items

         </HeaderTemplate>
               
         <ItemTemplate>

            Description: <br>
            <%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "StringValue") %>

            <br>

            Price: <%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "CurrencyValue", "{0:c}") %>

            <br>

            <asp:Image id="ProductImage"
                 ImageUrl='<%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "ImageValue") %>'
                 runat="server"/>

         </ItemTemplate>

         <AlternatingItemTemplate>

            <asp:Image id="ProductImage"
                 ImageUrl='<%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "ImageValue") %>'
                 runat="server"/>

            <br>

            Description: <br>
            <%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "StringValue") %>

            <br>

            Price: <%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "CurrencyValue", "{0:c}") %>       

         </AlternatingItemTemplate>
 
      </asp:DataList>
 
   </form>
 
</body>
</html>


[C#] 

<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="True" %>
<%@ Import Namespace="System.Data" %>
 
<html>
   <script runat="server">
 
      ICollection CreateDataSource() 
      {
      
         // Create sample data for the DataList 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)));
         dt.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("ImageValue", typeof(String)));
 
         // Populate the table with sample values.
         for (int i = 0; i < 9; i++) 
         {
            dr = dt.NewRow();
 
            dr[0] = i;
            dr[1] = "Description for item " + i.ToString();
            dr[2] = 1.23 * (i + 1);
            dr[3] = "Image" + i.ToString() + ".jpg";
 
            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) 
         {
            ItemsList.DataSource = CreateDataSource();
            ItemsList.DataBind();
         }

      }
 
   </script>
 
<body>
 
   <form runat=server>

      <h3>DataList AlternatingItemTemplate Example</h3>
 
      <asp:DataList id="ItemsList"
           BorderColor="black"
           CellPadding="5"
           CellSpacing="5"
           RepeatDirection="Vertical"
           RepeatLayout="Table"
           RepeatColumns="3"
           ShowBorder="True"
           ShowFooter="True"
           runat="server">

         <HeaderStyle BackColor="#aaaadd">
         </HeaderStyle>

         <ItemStyle BackColor="Silver">
         </ItemStyle>

         <AlternatingItemStyle BackColor="DarkGray">
         </AlternatingItemStyle>

         <HeaderTemplate>

            List of items

         </HeaderTemplate>
               
         <ItemTemplate>

            Description: <br>
            <%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "StringValue") %>

            <br>

            Price: <%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "CurrencyValue", "{0:c}") %>

            <br>

            <asp:Image id="ProductImage"
                 ImageUrl='<%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "ImageValue") %>'
                 runat="server"/>

         </ItemTemplate>

         <AlternatingItemTemplate>

            <asp:Image id="ProductImage"
                 ImageUrl='<%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "ImageValue") %>'
                 runat="server"/>

            <br>

            Description: <br>
            <%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "StringValue") %>

            <br>

            Price: <%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "CurrencyValue", "{0:c}") %>       

         </AlternatingItemTemplate>
 
      </asp:DataList>
 
   </form>
 
</body>
</html>

[C++, JScript] No example is available for C++ or JScript. To view a Visual Basic or C# example, click the Language Filter button Language Filter in the upper-left corner of the page.

Requirements

Platforms: Windows 2000, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family

See Also

DataList Class | DataList Members | System.Web.UI.WebControls Namespace | AlternatingItemStyle | ItemTemplate | System.Web.UI.ITemplate

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