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GridView.HeaderRow Property

Gets a GridViewRow object that represents the header row in a GridView control.

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

[BrowsableAttribute(false)]
public virtual GridViewRow HeaderRow { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Web.UI.WebControls.GridViewRow
A GridViewRow that represents the header row in a GridView control.

Use the HeaderRow property to programmatically access the GridViewRow object that represents the header row in a GridView control.

NoteNote

The HeaderRow property is available only after the GridView control creates the header row in the RowCreated event.

This property is commonly used when you need to programmatically manipulate the header row, for example, when adding custom content. Any modification to the HeaderRow property must be performed after the GridView control has been rendered; otherwise, the GridView control will overwrite any changes.

The following example demonstrates how to use the HeaderRow property to programmatically change the font color of the header row based on the sort direction.


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

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<script runat="server">

  void CustomersGridView_DataBound(Object sender, EventArgs e)
  {

    // Get the header row.
    GridViewRow headerRow = CustomersGridView.HeaderRow;   

    // Get the footer row.
    GridViewRow footerRow = CustomersGridView.FooterRow; 

    // Set the font color of the header and footer rows
    // based on the sort direction. 
    switch (CustomersGridView.SortDirection)
    {
      case SortDirection.Ascending:
        headerRow.ForeColor = System.Drawing.Color.Green;
        footerRow.ForeColor = System.Drawing.Color.Green;
        break;
      case SortDirection.Descending:
        headerRow.ForeColor = System.Drawing.Color.Red;
        footerRow.ForeColor = System.Drawing.Color.Red;
        break;
      default:
        headerRow.ForeColor = System.Drawing.Color.Black;
        footerRow.ForeColor = System.Drawing.Color.Black;
        break;
    }

    // Display the sort order in the footer row.
    footerRow.Cells[0].Text = "Sort Order = " + CustomersGridView.SortDirection.ToString();

  }

</script>

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
  <head runat="server">
    <title>GridView HeaderRow and FooterRow Example</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">

      <h3>GridView HeaderRow and FooterRow Example</h3>

      <asp:gridview id="CustomersGridView" 
        datasourceid="CustomersSource" 
        autogeneratecolumns="true"
        emptydatatext="No data available." 
        allowsorting="true"
        allowpaging="true" 
        showheader="true"
        showfooter="true"
        ondatabound="CustomersGridView_DataBound"    
        runat="server">

        <headerstyle backcolor="LightCyan"
          forecolor="MediumBlue"/>

        <footerstyle backcolor="LightCyan"
          forecolor="MediumBlue"/>

      </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: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 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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