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DataList.SelectedItemTemplate Property

Gets or sets the template for the selected item in the DataList control.

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

Property Value

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

Remarks

Use the SelectedItemTemplate property to control the contents of the selected item. The appearance of the selected item is controlled by the SelectedItemStyle property.

To specify a template for the selected item, place the <SelectedItemTemplate> 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 <SelectedItemTemplate> 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 SelectedItemTemplate property to control the contents of the selected item 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>
<head>

   <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("Item", GetType(Int32)))
         dt.Columns.Add(New DataColumn("Qty", GetType(Int32)))
         dt.Columns.Add(New DataColumn("Price", GetType(Double)))
 
         ' Populate the table with sample values.
         Dim i As Integer

         For i = 0 To 8 

            dr = dt.NewRow()
 
            dr(0) = i
            dr(1) = i * 2
            dr(2) = 1.23 * (i + 1)
 
            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

      Sub Item_Command(sender As Object, e As DataListCommandEventArgs) 
        
         ' Set the SelectedIndex property to select an item in the DataList.
         ItemsList.SelectedIndex = e.Item.ItemIndex

         ' Rebind the data source to the DataList to refresh the control.
         ItemsList.DataSource = CreateDataSource()
         ItemsList.DataBind()

      End Sub

   </script>

</head>
<body>

   <form runat="server">

      <h3>DataList Select Example</h3>

      Click <b>Select</b> to select an item.

      <br><br>
       
      <asp:DataList id="ItemsList"
           GridLines="Both"
           CellPadding="3"
           CellSpacing="0"           
           OnItemCommand="Item_Command"
           runat="server">

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

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

         <SelectedItemStyle BackColor="Yellow">
         </SelectedItemStyle>

         <HeaderTemplate>

            Items

         </HeaderTemplate>
         
         <ItemTemplate>

            <asp:LinkButton id="SelectButton" 
                 Text="Select" 
                 CommandName="Select"
                 runat="server"/>

            Item <%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "Item") %>

         </ItemTemplate>
              
         <SelectedItemTemplate>

            Item:
            <asp:Label id="ItemLabel" 
                 Text='<%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "Item") %>' 
                 runat="server"/>

            <br>

            Quantity:
            <asp:Label id="QtyLabel" 
                 Text='<%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "Qty") %>' 
                 runat="server"/>

            <br>

            Price:
            <asp:Label id="PriceLabel" 
                 Text='<%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "Price", "{0:c}") %>' 
                 runat="server"/>

         </SelectedItemTemplate>

      </asp:DataList>

   </form>

</body>
</html>


[C#] 

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

<html>
<head>

   <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("Item", typeof(Int32)));
         dt.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("Qty", typeof(Int32)));
         dt.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("Price", typeof(double)));
 
         // Populate the table with sample values.
         for (int i = 0; i < 9; i++) 
         {
            dr = dt.NewRow();
 
            dr[0] = i;
            dr[1] = i * 2;
            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) 
         {
            ItemsList.DataSource = CreateDataSource();
            ItemsList.DataBind();
         }

      }

      void Item_Command(Object sender, DataListCommandEventArgs e) 
      {
        
         // Set the SelectedIndex property to select an item in the DataList.
         ItemsList.SelectedIndex = e.Item.ItemIndex;

         // Rebind the data source to the DataList to refresh the control.
         ItemsList.DataSource = CreateDataSource();
         ItemsList.DataBind();

      }

   </script>

</head>
<body>

   <form runat="server">

      <h3>DataList Select Example</h3>

      Click <b>Select</b> to select an item.

      <br><br>
       
      <asp:DataList id="ItemsList"
           GridLines="Both"
           CellPadding="3"
           CellSpacing="0"           
           OnItemCommand="Item_Command"
           runat="server">

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

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

         <SelectedItemStyle BackColor="Yellow">
         </SelectedItemStyle>

         <HeaderTemplate>

            Items

         </HeaderTemplate>
         
         <ItemTemplate>

            <asp:LinkButton id="SelectButton" 
                 Text="Select" 
                 CommandName="Select"
                 runat="server"/>

            Item <%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "Item") %>

         </ItemTemplate>
              
         <SelectedItemTemplate>

            Item:
            <asp:Label id="ItemLabel" 
                 Text='<%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "Item") %>' 
                 runat="server"/>

            <br>

            Quantity:
            <asp:Label id="QtyLabel" 
                 Text='<%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "Qty") %>' 
                 runat="server"/>

            <br>

            Price:
            <asp:Label id="PriceLabel" 
                 Text='<%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "Price", "{0:c}") %>' 
                 runat="server"/>

         </SelectedItemTemplate>

      </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 | System.Web.UI.ITemplate | SelectedIndex | SelectedItem | SelectedItemStyle

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