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DataList.ShowHeader Property

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the header section is displayed in the DataList control.

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

public virtual bool ShowHeader { get; set; }
/** @property */
public boolean get_ShowHeader ()

/** @property */
public void set_ShowHeader (boolean value)

public function get ShowHeader () : boolean

public function set ShowHeader (value : boolean)

Property Value

true if the header is displayed; otherwise, false. The default value is true, however this property is only examined when the HeaderTemplate property is not a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

Use the ShowHeader property to specify whether the header section is displayed in the DataList control.

You can control appearance of the header section by setting the HeaderStyle property. The contents of the header section are controlled by the HeaderTemplate property.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the ShowHeader property to display the header section in 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" %>
 
<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();
         }

      }

      void Selection_Change(Object sender, EventArgs e)
      {

         // Set whether to display the header and footer sections
         // of the DataList control.
         ItemsList.ShowHeader = ShowHeaderCheckBox.Checked;
         ItemsList.ShowFooter = ShowFooterCheckBox.Checked;

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

      <h3>DataList ShowHeader and ShowFooter Example</h3>

      Select whether to show or hide the header and footer sections.

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

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

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

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

         <HeaderTemplate>

            List of items

         </HeaderTemplate>

         <FooterTemplate>

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

         </ItemTemplate>
 
      </asp:DataList>

<hr>

      <table cellpadding="5">

         <tr>

            <td>

               <asp:CheckBox id="ShowHeaderCheckBox"
                    Text="Show header section"
                    Checked="True"
                    AutoPostBack="True"
                    OnCheckedChanged="Selection_Change"
                    runat="server"/>
 
            </td>

            <td>

               <asp:CheckBox id="ShowFooterCheckBox"
                    Text="Show footer section"
                    Checked="True"
                    AutoPostBack="True"
                    OnCheckedChanged="Selection_Change"
                    runat="server"/>

            </td>

         </tr>

      </table>
 
   </form>
 
</body>
</html>


Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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