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HyperLinkColumn.DataTextFormatString Property

Gets or sets the display format for the text caption of the hyperlinks in the HyperLinkColumn column.

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

public virtual string DataTextFormatString { get; set; }
/** @property */
public String get_DataTextFormatString ()

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

public function get DataTextFormatString () : String

public function set DataTextFormatString (value : String)

Not applicable.

Property Value

The string that specifies the display format for the text caption of the hyperlinks in the column. The default value is String.Empty.

Use the DataTextFormatString property to provide a custom display format for the text caption of the hyperlinks in the HyperLinkColumn. The specified format is applied to the text caption only when the text caption is data bound to a field in a data source. Specify the field to bind to the text caption of the hyperlinks in the column by setting the DataTextField property.

For information on the syntax of formatting strings, see String.Format.

The following example demonstrates how to use the DataTextFormatString property to format the data-bound text captions in the HyperLinkColumn.

NoteNote:

The following code sample uses the single-file code model and may not work correctly if copied directly into a code-behind file. This code sample must be copied into an empty text file that has an .aspx extension. For more information on the Web Forms code model, see ASP.NET Web Page Code Model.

<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="True" %>
<%@ Import Namespace="System.Data" %>

<!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>
    <title>HyperLinkColumn Example</title>
<script runat="server">

      ICollection CreateDataSource() 
      {
         DataTable dt = new DataTable();
         DataRow dr;

         dt.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("IntegerValue", typeof(Int32)));
         dt.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("PriceValue", typeof(Double)));
       
         for (int i = 0; i < 3; i++) 
         {
            dr = dt.NewRow();

            dr[0] = i;
            dr[1] = (Double)i * 1.23;

            dt.Rows.Add(dr);
         }

         DataView dv = new DataView(dt);
         return dv;
      }

      void Page_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e) 
      {
         MyDataGrid.DataSource = CreateDataSource();
         MyDataGrid.DataBind();
      }

   </script>

</head>

<body>

   <form id="form1" runat="server">

      <h3>HyperLinkColumn Example</h3>

      <asp:DataGrid id="MyDataGrid" 
           BorderColor="black"
           BorderWidth="1"
           GridLines="Both"
           AutoGenerateColumns="false"
           runat="server">

         <HeaderStyle BackColor="#aaaadd"/>

         <Columns>

            <asp:HyperLinkColumn
                 HeaderText="Select an Item"
                 DataNavigateUrlField="IntegerValue"
                 DataNavigateUrlFormatString="detailspage.aspx?id={0}"
                 DataTextField="PriceValue"
                 DataTextFormatString="{0:c}"
                 Target="_blank"/>
           
         </Columns>

      </asp:DataGrid>

   </form>

</body>
</html>


The following corresponding example displays the item selected in the previous example.

<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="True" %>
<!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>
    <title>Details page for DataGrid</title>
<script runat="server">
 
      void Page_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e) 
      {
         Label1.Text = "You selected item: " + Request.QueryString["id"];
      }
 
   </script>
 
</head>
<body>
 
   <h3>Details page for DataGrid</h3>
 
   <asp:Label id="Label1"
        runat="server"/>
 
</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, 1.1, 1.0

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