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LinkButton.CommandName Property

Gets or sets the command name associated with the LinkButton control. This value is passed to the Command event handler along with the CommandArgument property.

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

[ThemeableAttribute(false)]
public string CommandName { get; set; }
<asp:LinkButton CommandName="String" />

Property Value

Type: System.String
The command name of the LinkButton control. The default value is String.Empty.

Implements

IButtonControl.CommandName

When you have multiple LinkButton controls on a Web page, use the CommandName property to specify or determine the command name associated with the LinkButton control clicked. You can set the CommandName property with any string that identifies the command to perform. You can then programmatically determine the command name of the LinkButton control and perform the appropriate actions.

Additional information about the command, such as an Ascending sort order, can be specified by using the CommandArgument property.

This property cannot be set by themes or style sheet themes. For more information, see ThemeableAttribute and ASP.NET Themes and Skins.

The following example demonstrates how to use the CommandName property to specify a command name for a LinkButton control.

<%@ 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>LinkButton Command Event Example</title>
<script language="C#" runat="server">

      void LinkButton_Command(Object sender, CommandEventArgs e) 
      {
         Label1.Text = "You chose: " + e.CommandName + " Item " + e.CommandArgument;
      }

   </script>

</head>
<body>

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

      <h3>LinkButton Command Event Example</h3>

      <asp:LinkButton id="LinkButton1" 
           Text="Order Item 10001"
           CommandName="Order" 
           CommandArgument="10001" 
           OnCommand="LinkButton_Command" 
           runat="server"/>

      <br />

      <asp:LinkButton id="LinkButton2" 
           Text="Order Item 10002"
           CommandName="Order" 
           CommandArgument="10002" 
           OnCommand="LinkButton_Command" 
           Runat="server"/>

      <br />
      <br />

      <asp:Label id="Label1" runat="server"/>

   </form>

</body>
</html>

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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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