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DataList.RepeatDirection Property

Gets or sets whether the DataList control displays vertically or horizontally.

Namespace:  System.Web.UI.WebControls
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)
public virtual RepeatDirection RepeatDirection { get; set; }
<asp:DataList RepeatDirection="RepeatDirection" />

Property Value

Type: System.Web.UI.WebControls.RepeatDirection
One of the RepeatDirection values. The default is Vertical.
ExceptionCondition
ArgumentOutOfRangeException

The specified value is not one of the RepeatDirection values.

Use the RepeatDirection property to specify the display direction of the DataList control.

NoteNote

The number of columns displayed is always determined by the RepeatColumns property.

If this property is set to RepeatDirection.Vertical, the items in the list are displayed in columns loaded from top to bottom, then left to right, until all items are rendered. For example, if the RepeatColumns property is set to 3, the items in the DataList control are displayed in three columns, as in the following table.

1

4

7

2

5

8

3

6

9

If this property is set to RepeatDirection.Horizontal, the items in the list are displayed in rows loaded from left to right, then top to bottom, until all items are rendered. For example, if the RepeatColumns property is set to 3, the items of the DataList control are displayed in rows of three items each, as in the following table.

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

The following code example demonstrates how to use the RepeatDirection property to specify the direction in which the DataList control is displayed.

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 Forms 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 Button_Click(Object sender, EventArgs e) 
      {

         // Set the repeat direction based on the selected value of the
         // DirectionList DropDownList control.
         ItemsList.RepeatDirection = 
             (RepeatDirection)DirectionList.SelectedIndex;

         // Set the repeat layout based on the selected value of the
         // LayoutList DropDownList control.
         ItemsList.RepeatLayout = (RepeatLayout)LayoutList.SelectedIndex;

         // Set the number of columns to display based on the selected
         // value of the ColumnsList DropDownList control.
         ItemsList.RepeatColumns = ColumnsList.SelectedIndex;

         // Show or hide the gridlines based on the value of the
         // ShowBorderCheckBox property. Note that gridlines are displayed
         // only if the RepeatLayout property is set to Table.
         if ((ShowBorderCheckBox.Checked) 
             && (ItemsList.RepeatLayout == RepeatLayout.Table)) 
         {
            ItemsList.BorderWidth = Unit.Pixel(1);
            ItemsList.GridLines = GridLines.Both;
         }    
         else  
         {
            ItemsList.BorderWidth = Unit.Pixel(0);
            ItemsList.GridLines = GridLines.None;
         }

      }    

   </script>

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

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

      <h3>DataList Example</h3>

      <asp:DataList id="ItemsList"
           BorderColor="black"
           CellPadding="5"
           CellSpacing="5"
           RepeatDirection="Vertical"
           RepeatLayout="Table"
           RepeatColumns="0"
           BorderWidth="0"
           runat="server">

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

         <AlternatingItemStyle BackColor="Gainsboro">
         </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"
                 AlternatingText='<%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "StringValue") %>'
                 ImageUrl='<%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "ImageValue") %>'
                 runat="server"/>

         </ItemTemplate>

      </asp:DataList>

      <hr />

      <table cellpadding="5">

         <tr>

            <th>

               Repeat direction:

            </th>

            <th>

               Repeat layout:

            </th>

            <th>

               Repeat columns:

            </th>

            <th>

               <asp:CheckBox id="ShowBorderCheckBox"
                    Text="Show border"
                    Checked="False" 
                    runat="server" />

            </th>

         </tr>

         <tr>

            <td>

               <asp:DropDownList id="DirectionList" 
                    runat="server">

                  <asp:ListItem>Horizontal</asp:ListItem>
                  <asp:ListItem Selected="True">Vertical</asp:ListItem>

               </asp:DropDownList>

            </td>

            <td>

               <asp:DropDownList id="LayoutList" 
                    runat="server">

                  <asp:ListItem Selected="True">Table</asp:ListItem>
                  <asp:ListItem>Flow</asp:ListItem>

               </asp:DropDownList>

            </td>

            <td>

               <asp:DropDownList id="ColumnsList" 
                    runat="server">

                  <asp:ListItem Selected="True">0</asp:ListItem>
                  <asp:ListItem>1</asp:ListItem>
                  <asp:ListItem>2</asp:ListItem>
                  <asp:ListItem>3</asp:ListItem>
                  <asp:ListItem>4</asp:ListItem>
                  <asp:ListItem>5</asp:ListItem>

               </asp:DropDownList>

            </td>

            <td>

               &nbsp;

            </td>


         </tr>

      </table>     

      <asp:LinkButton id="RefreshButton" 
           Text="Refresh DataList" 
           OnClick="Button_Click" 
           runat="server"/>

   </form>

</body>
</html>

.NET Framework

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

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, 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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