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DataList.CreateItem Method

Creates a DataListItem object.

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

protected virtual DataListItem CreateItem(
	int itemIndex,
	ListItemType itemType


Type: System.Int32

The specified location within the DataList to place the created item.

Type: System.Web.UI.WebControls.ListItemType

A ListItemType that represents the specified type of the item to create.

Return Value

Type: System.Web.UI.WebControls.DataListItem
A new DataListItem created with the specified list-item type.

The CreateItem method is used primarily by control developers in creating a custom implementation of the DataList control. The CreateItem method is functionally equivalent to calling the DataListItem constructor for a DataListItem. The ItemIndex and ItemType properties are initialized for the new DataListItem using the specified values, but the item is not inserted into the DataList.

The CreateControlHierarchy method uses the CreateItem and InitializeItem methods to create DataListItem controls that represent the header, footer, separator, and data-bound items contained in the data list. You can access the data-bound items for the data list through the Items collection. You can access all item types, including the header, footer, and separator items, through the Controls collection.

Notes to Inheritors

Override this method to create your own derived DataListItem type, or to set additional member properties when a DataListItem is created.

.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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