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GridView.AlternatingRowStyle Property

Gets a reference to the TableItemStyle object that allows you to set the appearance of alternating data rows in a GridView control.

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

public TableItemStyle AlternatingRowStyle { get; }
/** @property */
public TableItemStyle get_AlternatingRowStyle ()

public function get AlternatingRowStyle () : TableItemStyle

Not applicable.

Property Value

A reference to the TableItemStyle that represents the style of alternating data rows in a GridView control.

Use the AlternatingRowStyle property to control the appearance of alternating data rows in a GridView control. When this property is set, the data rows are displayed alternating between the RowStyle settings and the AlternatingRowStyle settings. This property is read-only; however, you can set the properties of the TableItemStyle object it returns. The properties can be set declaratively using one of the following methods:

  • Place an attribute in the opening tag of the GridView control in the form Property-Subproperty, where Subproperty is a property of the TableItemStyle object (for example, AlternatingRowStyle-ForeColor).

  • Nest an <AlternatingRowStyle> element between the opening and closing tags of the GridView control.

The properties can also be set programmatically in the form Property.Subproperty (for example, AlternatingRowStyle.ForeColor). Common settings usually include a custom background color, foreground color, and font properties.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the AlternatingRowStyle property to declaratively define the style for alternating data rows in a GridView 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" >
  <head runat="server">
    <title>GridView RowStyle and AlternatingRowStyle Example</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
        
      <h3>GridView RowStyle and AlternatingRowStyle Example</h3>

      <asp:gridview id="CustomersGridView" 
        datasourceid="CustomersSource" 
        autogeneratecolumns="true"
        emptydatatext="No data available." 
        runat="server">
                
        <rowstyle backcolor="LightCyan"  
           forecolor="DarkBlue"
           font-italic="true"/>
                    
        <alternatingrowstyle backcolor="PaleTurquoise"  
          forecolor="DarkBlue"
          font-italic="true"/>
                            
      </asp:gridview>
            
      <!-- 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="CustomersSource"
        selectcommand="Select [CustomerID], [CompanyName], [Address], [City], [PostalCode], [Country] From [Customers]"
        connectionstring="<%$ ConnectionStrings:NorthWindConnectionString%>" 
        runat="server"/>
        
    </form>
  </body>
</html>


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.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0

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