# GridView.CaptionAlign Property

.NET Framework 2.0

Note: This property is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Gets or sets the horizontal or vertical position of the 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)

## 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)

```

#### Property Value

One of the TableCaptionAlign values. The default is TableCaptionAlign.NotSet, which uses the browser's default setting.

## 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 GridView 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.

To specify the text for the HTML caption element, use the Caption property.

## Example

The following code example demonstrates how to use the CaptionAlign property to specify that the caption element for a GridView control is aligned with the top of the control.

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

<html>
<body>
<form runat="server">

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

<asp:gridview id="CustomersGridView"
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.                            -->
selectcommand="Select [CustomerID], [CompanyName], [Address], [City], [PostalCode], [Country] From [Customers]"
connectionstring="<%\$ ConnectionStrings:NorthWindConnectionString%>"
runat="server"/>

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

```

## Platforms

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.

## Version Information

#### .NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0