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GridView.Caption Property

Gets or sets the text to render in an HTML caption element in a GridView 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)

[LocalizableAttribute(true)] 
public virtual string Caption { get; set; }
/** @property */
public String get_Caption ()

/** @property */
public void set_Caption (String value)

public function get Caption () : String

public function set Caption (value : String)

Not applicable.

Property Value

A string that represents the text to render in an HTML caption element in a GridView control. The default value is an empty string ("").

Use the Caption property to specify the text to render in an HTML caption element in a GridView control. The text that you specify provides assistive technology devices with a description of the table that can be used to make the control more accessible. You can also specify the position at which to render the HTML caption element by using the CaptionAlign property.

The value of this property, when set, can be saved automatically to a resource file by using a designer tool. For more information, see LocalizableAttribute and ASP.NET Globalization and Localization.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the Caption property to specify the caption for 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 Caption and CaptionAlign Example</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
        
      <h3>GridView Caption and CaptionAlign Example</h3>

      <asp:gridview id="CustomersGridView" 
        datasourceid="CustomersSource" 
        autogeneratecolumns="true"
        emptydatatext="No data available." 
        allowpaging="true"
        caption="Customer Information Table"
        captionalign="Top"   
        runat="server">                
      </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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