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DataList.HeaderStyle Property

Gets the style properties for the heading section of the DataList control.

Namespace:  System.Web.UI.WebControls
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)
[PersistenceModeAttribute(PersistenceMode.InnerProperty)]
public virtual TableItemStyle HeaderStyle { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Web.UI.WebControls.TableItemStyle
A TableItemStyle object that contains the style properties for the heading section of the DataList control. The default value is an empty TableItemStyle object.

Use this property to provide a custom style for the heading of the DataList control. Common style attributes that can be adjusted include foreground color, background color, font, and content alignment within the cell. Providing a different style enhances the appearance of the DataList control.

To specify a custom style for the heading section, place the <HeaderStyle> tags between the opening and closing tags of the DataList control. You can then list the style attributes within the opening <HeaderStyle> tag.

NoteNote:

The ShowHeader property must be set to true for this property to be visible.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the HeaderStyle property to specify a custom background color for the heading section of the DataList control.

NoteNote:

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 ASP.NET Web Page Code Model.

<%@ 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 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();
         }

      }

      void Selection_Change(Object sender, EventArgs e)
      {

         // Set the background color for the heading and footer sections 
         // of the DataList control.
         ItemsList.HeaderStyle.BackColor = 
             System.Drawing.Color.FromName(List.SelectedItem.Value);
         ItemsList.FooterStyle.BackColor = 
             System.Drawing.Color.FromName(List.SelectedItem.Value);

      }

   </script>

<head runat="server">
    <title>DataList HeaderStyle and FooterStyle Example</title>
</head>
<body>

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

      <h3>DataList HeaderStyle and FooterStyle Example</h3>

      Select a background color for the header and footer sections.

      <br /><br />

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

         <HeaderStyle BackColor="White">
         </HeaderStyle>

         <FooterStyle BackColor="White">
         </FooterStyle>

         <AlternatingItemStyle BackColor="Gainsboro">
         </AlternatingItemStyle>

         <HeaderTemplate>

            List of items

         </HeaderTemplate>

         <FooterTemplate>

            <asp:Image id="FooterImage"
                 GenerateEmptyAlternateText='true' 
                 ImageUrl='FooterImage.jpg'
                 runat="server"/>

         </FooterTemplate>

         <ItemTemplate>

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

            <br />

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

            <br />

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

         </ItemTemplate>

      </asp:DataList>

      <hr />

      Header and footer BackColor: <br /> 

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

         <asp:ListItem Selected="True" Value="White"> White </asp:ListItem>
         <asp:ListItem Value="Silver"> Silver </asp:ListItem>
         <asp:ListItem Value="DarkGray"> Dark Gray </asp:ListItem>
         <asp:ListItem Value="Khaki"> Khaki </asp:ListItem>
         <asp:ListItem Value="DarkKhaki"> Dark Khaki </asp:ListItem>

      </asp:DropDownList>

   </form>

</body>
</html>

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

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