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Style.BorderStyle Property

Gets or sets the border style of the Web server control.

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

public BorderStyle BorderStyle { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Web.UI.WebControls.BorderStyle
One of the BorderStyle enumeration values. The default is NotSet.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentOutOfRangeException

The selected value is not one of the BorderStyle enumeration values.

Use the BorderStyle property to specify the border style for the Web server control. This property is set using one of the BorderStyle enumeration values. The following table lists the possible values.

Border Style

Description

NotSet

The border style is not set.

None

No border

Dotted

A dotted line border.

Dashed

A dashed line border.

Solid

A solid line border.

Double

A solid double line border.

Groove

A grooved border for a sunken border appearance.

Ridge

A ridged border for a raised border appearance.

Inset

An inset border for a sunken control appearance.

Outset

An outset border for a raised control appearance.

NoteNote

This property will not render on some browsers.

This example demonstrates how to use a Style object to change the style properties of multiple controls at once. Each time one of the Style property values changes, each control must call its ApplyStyle method. Note that not all the controls included support all the properties demonstrated. If a control does not support a particular property, the appearance of the control will not change when the property value is changed.

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 Forms Page Code Model.

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...


<%@ Page Language="C#" %>
<%@ Import Namespace="System.Drawing" %>

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

<script runat="server">
    private Style primaryStyle = new Style();

    void Page_Load(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
    {
        if (!Page.IsPostBack)
        {
            // Add data to the borderColorList, 
            // backColorList, and foreColorList controls.
            ListItemCollection colors = new ListItemCollection();
            colors.Add(Color.Black.Name);
            colors.Add(Color.Blue.Name);
            colors.Add(Color.Green.Name);
            colors.Add(Color.Orange.Name);
            colors.Add(Color.Purple.Name);
            colors.Add(Color.Red.Name);
            colors.Add(Color.White.Name);
            colors.Add(Color.Yellow.Name);
            borderColorList.DataSource = colors;
            borderColorList.DataBind();
            backColorList.DataSource = colors;
            backColorList.DataBind();
            foreColorList.DataSource = colors;
            foreColorList.DataBind();

            // Add data to the borderStyleList control.
            ListItemCollection styles = new ListItemCollection();
            Type styleType = typeof(BorderStyle);
            foreach (string s in Enum.GetNames(styleType))
            {
                styles.Add(s);
            }
            borderStyleList.DataSource = styles;
            borderStyleList.DataBind();

            // Add data to the borderWidthList control.
            ListItemCollection widths = new ListItemCollection();
            for (int i = 0; i < 11; i++)
            {
                widths.Add(i.ToString() + "px");
            }
            borderWidthList.DataSource = widths;
            borderWidthList.DataBind();

            // Add data to the fontNameList control.
            ListItemCollection names = new ListItemCollection();
            names.Add("Arial");
            names.Add("Courier");
            names.Add("Garamond");
            names.Add("Times New Roman");
            names.Add("Verdana");
            fontNameList.DataSource = names;
            fontNameList.DataBind();

            // Add data to the fontSizeList control.
            ListItemCollection fontSizes = new ListItemCollection();
            fontSizes.Add("Small");
            fontSizes.Add("Medium");
            fontSizes.Add("Large");
            fontSizes.Add("10pt");
            fontSizes.Add("14pt");
            fontSizes.Add("20pt");
            fontSizeList.DataSource = fontSizes;
            fontSizeList.DataBind();

            //Set primaryStyle as the style for each control.
            Label1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
            ListBox1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
            Button1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
            Table1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
            TextBox1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
        }
    }
    void ChangeBorderColor(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
    {
        primaryStyle.BorderColor =
            Color.FromName(borderColorList.SelectedItem.Text);
        Label1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
        ListBox1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
        Button1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
        Table1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
        TextBox1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
    }

    void ChangeBackColor(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
    {
        primaryStyle.BackColor =
            Color.FromName(backColorList.SelectedItem.Text);
        Label1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
        ListBox1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
        Button1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
        Table1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
        TextBox1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
    }

    void ChangeForeColor(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
    {
        primaryStyle.ForeColor =
            Color.FromName(foreColorList.SelectedItem.Text);
        Label1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
        ListBox1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
        Button1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
        Table1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
        TextBox1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
    }

    void ChangeBorderStyle(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
    {
        primaryStyle.BorderStyle =
            (BorderStyle)Enum.Parse(typeof(BorderStyle),
            borderStyleList.SelectedItem.Text);
        Label1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
        ListBox1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
        Button1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
        Table1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
        TextBox1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
    }

    void ChangeBorderWidth(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
    {
        primaryStyle.BorderWidth =
            Unit.Parse(borderWidthList.SelectedItem.Text);
        Label1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
        ListBox1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
        Button1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
        Table1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
        TextBox1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
    }

    void ChangeFont(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
    {
        primaryStyle.Font.Name =
            fontNameList.SelectedItem.Text;
        Label1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
        ListBox1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
        Button1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
        Table1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
        TextBox1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
    }

    void ChangeFontSize(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
    {
        primaryStyle.Font.Size =
            FontUnit.Parse(fontSizeList.SelectedItem.Text);
        Label1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
        ListBox1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
        Button1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
        Table1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
        TextBox1.ApplyStyle(primaryStyle);
    }
</script>

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
<head runat="server">
    <title>Untitled Page</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
    <div>

    <table cellpadding="6" border="0">
        <tr>
            <td rowspan="10" style="border:solid 1px Gray">
                <p>
                    <asp:label id="Label1" 
                        Text="Border Properties Example" Runat="server">
                        Label Styles
                    </asp:label>
                </p>
                <p>
                    <asp:button id="Button1" runat="server" 
                        Text="Button Styles">
                    </asp:button>
                </p>
                <p>
                    <asp:listbox id="ListBox1" Runat="server">
                        <asp:ListItem Value="0" Text="List Item 0">
                        </asp:ListItem>
                        <asp:ListItem Value="1" Text="List Item 1">
                        </asp:ListItem>
                        <asp:ListItem Value="2" Text="List Item 2">
                        </asp:ListItem>
                    </asp:listbox>
                </p>
                <p>
                    <asp:textbox id="TextBox1" 
                        Text="TextBox Styles" Runat="server">
                    </asp:textbox>
                </p>
                <p>
                    <asp:table id="Table1" Runat="server">
                        <asp:TableRow>
                            <asp:TableCell Text="(0,0)"></asp:TableCell>
                            <asp:TableCell Text="(0,1)"></asp:TableCell>
                        </asp:TableRow>
                        <asp:TableRow>
                            <asp:TableCell Text="(1,0)"></asp:TableCell>
                            <asp:TableCell Text="(1,1)"></asp:TableCell>
                        </asp:TableRow>
                    </asp:table>
                </p>
            </td>
            <td align="right">
                <asp:Label ID="Label2" runat="server" 
                    AssociatedControlID="borderColorList" 
                    Text="Border Color:">
                </asp:Label>
            </td>
            <td>
                <asp:dropdownlist id="borderColorList" 
                    Runat="server" AutoPostBack="True" 
                    OnSelectedIndexChanged="ChangeBorderColor">
                </asp:dropdownlist>
            </td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
            <td align="right">
                <asp:Label ID="Label3" Runat="server" 
                    AssociatedControlID="borderStyleList"
                    Text="Border Style:">
                </asp:Label>
            </td>
            <td>
                <asp:dropdownlist id="borderStyleList" 
                    Runat="server" AutoPostBack="True"
                    OnSelectedIndexChanged="ChangeBorderStyle">
                </asp:dropdownlist>
            </td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
            <td align="right">
                <asp:Label ID="Label4" Runat="server" 
                    AssociatedControlID="borderWidthList"
                    Text="Border Width">
                </asp:Label>
            </td>
            <td>
                <asp:dropdownlist id="borderWidthList" 
                    Runat="server" AutoPostBack="True"
                    OnSelectedIndexChanged="ChangeBorderWidth">
                </asp:dropdownlist>
            </td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
            <td align="right">
                <asp:Label ID="Label5" Runat="server" 
                    AssociatedControlID="backColorList"
                    Text="Back Color:">
                </asp:Label>
            </td>
            <td>
                <asp:dropdownlist id="backColorList" 
                    Runat="server" AutoPostBack="True"
                    OnSelectedIndexChanged="ChangeBackColor">
                </asp:dropdownlist>
            </td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
            <td align="right">
                <asp:Label ID="Label6" Runat="server" 
                    AssociatedControlID="foreColorList"
                    Text="Foreground Color:">
                </asp:Label>
            </td>
            <td>
                <asp:dropdownlist id="foreColorList" 
                    Runat="server" AutoPostBack="True"
                    OnSelectedIndexChanged="ChangeForeColor">
                </asp:dropdownlist>
            </td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
            <td align="right">
                <asp:Label ID="Label7" Runat="server" 
                    AssociatedControlID="fontNameList"
                    Text="Font Name:">
                </asp:Label>
            </td>
            <td>
                <asp:dropdownlist id="fontNameList" 
                    Runat="server" AutoPostBack="True"
                    OnSelectedIndexChanged="ChangeFont">
                </asp:dropdownlist>
            </td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
            <td align="right">
                <asp:Label ID="Label8" Runat="server" 
                    AssociatedControlID="fontSizeList"
                    Text="Font Size:">
                </asp:Label>
            </td>
            <td>
                <asp:dropdownlist id="fontSizeList" 
                    Runat="server" AutoPostBack="True" 
                    OnSelectedIndexChanged="ChangeFontSize">
                </asp:dropdownlist>
            </td>
        </tr>
    </table>

    </div>
    </form>
</body>
</html>

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 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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