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GridView.CellSpacing Property

Gets or sets the amount of space between cells.

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

public virtual int CellSpacing { get; set; }
<asp:GridView CellSpacing="Int32" />

Property Value

Type: System.Int32
The amount of space, in pixels, between cells. The default value is 0.

Use the CellSpacing property to control the spacing between adjacent cells in the GridView control. This spacing is applied both vertically and horizontally. The cell spacing is uniform for the entire control. Individual cell spacing between rows or columns cannot be specified.

NoteNote

If you set this property to a value greater than 0 and then set the GridLines property to a value that displays the cell borders, a gap is displayed between the borders of adjacent cells. In this situation, the CellSpacing property controls the size of the gap.

The following example demonstrates how to use the CellSpacing property to declaratively set the amount of space between the cells of 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 CellPadding and CellSpacing Example</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">

      <h3>GridView CellPadding and CellSpacing Example</h3>

      <asp:gridview id="CustomersGridView" 
        datasourceid="CustomersSource" 
        autogeneratecolumns="true"
        emptydatatext="No data available." 
        cellpadding="10"
        cellspacing="5"
        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>

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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

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