# FormView.CaptionAlign Property

.NET Framework 3.0
Gets or sets the horizontal or vertical position of the HTML caption element in a FormView control. This property is provided to make the control more accessible to users of assistive technology devices.

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

## Syntax

```public virtual TableCaptionAlign CaptionAlign { get; set; }
```
```/** @property */
public TableCaptionAlign get_CaptionAlign ()

/** @property */
public void set_CaptionAlign (TableCaptionAlign value)

```
```public function get CaptionAlign () : TableCaptionAlign

public function set CaptionAlign (value : TableCaptionAlign)

```
```Not applicable.
```

#### Property Value

One of the TableCaptionAlign values. The default is TableCaptionAlign.NotSet.

## Exceptions

Exception typeCondition

ArgumentOutOfRangeException

The specified value is not one of the TableCaptionAlign enumeration values.

## Remarks

Use the CaptionAlign property to specify the horizontal or vertical position of the HTML caption element in a FormView control. This property is provided to make the control more accessible to users of assistive technology devices.

This property is set using one of the TableCaptionAlign enumeration values. The following table lists the possible values.

Value

Description

TableCaptionAlign.Bottom

The caption element is aligned with the bottom of the table.

TableCaptionAlign.Left

The caption element is aligned with the left side of the table.

TableCaptionAlign.NotSet

The caption element's alignment is not set.

TableCaptionAlign.Right

The caption element is aligned with the right side of the table.

TableCaptionAlign.Top

The caption element is aligned with the top of the table.

Note:

When this property is set to TableCaptionAlign.NotSet, the default value of the browser is used.

Additional accessibility support for the FormView control is provided by the Caption property. Use the Caption property to specify the text to render in an HTML caption element in a FormView control.

## Example

The following example demonstrates how to use the CaptionAlign property to specify that the HTML caption element in a FormView control should be rendered on the left side of the control.

```
<%@ Page language="C#" %>

<!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" >
<title>FormView Caption and CaptionAlign Example</title>
<body>
<form id="form1" runat="server">

<h3>FormView Caption and CaptionAlign Example</h3>

<asp:formview id="EmployeeFormView"
datasourceid="EmployeeSource"
allowpaging="true"
datakeynames="EmployeeID"
caption="Employee Details"
captionalign="Left"
runat="server">

<itemtemplate>

<table>
<tr>
<td>
<asp:image id="EmployeeImage"
imageurl='<%# Eval("PhotoPath") %>'
alternatetext='<%# Eval("LastName") %>'
runat="server"/>
</td>
<td>
<h3><%# Eval("FirstName") %>&nbsp;<%# Eval("LastName") %></h3>
<%# Eval("Title") %>
</td>
</tr>
</table>

</itemtemplate>

<pagersettings position="Bottom"
mode="NextPrevious"/>

</asp:formview>

<!-- This example uses Microsoft SQL Server and connects  -->
<!-- to the Northwind sample database. Use an ASP.NET     -->
<!-- expression to retrieve the connection string value   -->
<!-- from the Web.config file.                            -->
<asp:sqldatasource id="EmployeeSource"
selectcommand="Select [EmployeeID], [LastName], [FirstName], [Title], [PhotoPath] From [Employees]"
connectionstring="<%\$ ConnectionStrings:NorthWindConnectionString%>"
runat="server"/>

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

```

## Platforms

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

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

## Version Information

#### .NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0