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ListControl.DataTextField Property

Gets or sets the field of the data source that provides the text content of the list items.

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

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

Property Value

Type: System.String
A System.String that specifies the field of the data source that provides the text content of the list items. The default is String.Empty.

Use this property to specify a field in the DataSource property to display as the items of the list in a list control.

The value of this property is stored in view state.

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

The following example demonstrates how to specify the DataTextField for the RadioButtonList control. The DataTextField is the text that is displayed in the RadioButtonList.

<%@ 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" >
 <script language="c#" runat="server">

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

       dt.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("IntegerValue", typeof(Int32)));
       dt.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("StringValue", typeof(string)));
       dt.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("DateTimeValue", typeof(DateTime)));
       dt.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("BoolValue", typeof(bool)));
       dt.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("CurrencyValue", typeof(double)));

       for (int i = 0; i < 9; i++) {
          dr = dt.NewRow();

          dr[0] = i;
          dr[1] = "Item " + i.ToString();
          dr[2] = DateTime.Now;
          dr[3] = (i % 2 != 0) ? true : false;
          dr[4] = 1.23 * (i+1);

          dt.Rows.Add(dr);
       }

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

    void Page_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e) {
       if (!IsPostBack) {
          RadioButtonList1.DataSource = CreateDataSource();
          RadioButtonList1.DataTextField="StringValue";
          RadioButtonList1.DataValueField="CurrencyValue";
          RadioButtonList1.DataBind();
       }
    }

    void Index_Changed(Object sender, EventArgs e) {

       Label1.Text = "You selected " + RadioButtonList1.SelectedItem.Text +
                     " with a value of $" + RadioButtonList1.SelectedItem.Value +
                     ".";

    }

 </script>

 <head runat="server">
    <title>ASP.NET Example</title>
</head>
<body>

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

       <asp:RadioButtonList id="RadioButtonList1" 
            OnSelectedIndexChanged="Index_Changed"
            AutoPostBack="true"
            runat="server"/>

       <br />

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

    </form>

 </body>
 </html>

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

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

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