DataListItem.ItemType Property

Gets the type of the item represented by the DataListItem object in the DataList control.

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

public virtual ListItemType ItemType { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Web.UI.WebControls.ListItemType
One of the ListItemType values.

Use the ItemType property to determine the type of the item represented by the DataListItem object. The following table lists the various item types.

Item Type

Description

Header

The heading section of the DataList control.

Footer

The footer section of the DataList control.

Item

An item in the DataList control.

AlternatingItem

An alternating item in the DataList control.

SelectedItem

The selected item in the DataList control.

EditItem

The item selected for editing in the DataList control.

Separator

A separator between the items of the DataList control.

Pager

The page selection section of the DataList control.

The following example demonstrates how to use the ItemType property to determine the item type of the item represented by the DataListItem object. The order that items are created in the DataList control is displayed along with the item type.

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.


<%@ 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 runat="server">

      ICollection CreateDataSource() 
      {

         // Create sample data for the DataList control.
         DataTable dt = new DataTable();
         DataRow dr;

         // Define the columns of the table.
         dt.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("IntegerValue", typeof(Int32)));
         dt.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("StringValue", typeof(String)));
         dt.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("CurrencyValue", typeof(double)));

         // Populate the table with sample values.
         for (int i = 0; i < 9; i++) 
         {
            dr = dt.NewRow();

            dr[0] = i;
            dr[1] = "Description for item " + i.ToString();
            dr[2] = 1.23 * (i + 1);

            dt.Rows.Add(dr);
         }

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

      }


      void Page_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e) 
      {

         // Load sample data only once, when the page is first loaded.
         if (!IsPostBack) 
         {
            ItemsList.DataSource = CreateDataSource();
            ItemsList.DataBind();
         }

      }

      void Item_Created(Object sender, DataListItemEventArgs e)
      {

         if (e.Item.ItemType == ListItemType.Item || 
             e.Item.ItemType == ListItemType.AlternatingItem)
         {

            // Retrieve the Label control in the current DataListItem.
            Label PriceLabel = (Label)e.Item.FindControl("PriceLabel");

            // Retrieve the text of the CurrencyColumn from the DataListItem
            // and convert the value to a Double.
            Double Price = Convert.ToDouble(
                ((DataRowView)e.Item.DataItem).Row.ItemArray[2].ToString());

            // Format the value as currency and redisplay it in the DataList.
            PriceLabel.Text = Price.ToString("c");

         }

      }

   </script>

<head runat="server">
    <title>DataList ItemCreated Example</title>
</head>
<body>

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

      <h3>DataList ItemCreated Example</h3>

      <asp:DataList id="ItemsList"
           BorderColor="black"
           CellPadding="5"
           CellSpacing="5"
           RepeatDirection="Vertical"
           RepeatLayout="Table"
           RepeatColumns="3"
           OnItemCreated="Item_Created"
           runat="server">

         <HeaderStyle BackColor="#aaaadd">
         </HeaderStyle>

         <AlternatingItemStyle BackColor="Gainsboro">
         </AlternatingItemStyle>

         <HeaderTemplate>

            List of items

         </HeaderTemplate>

         <ItemTemplate>

            Description: <br />
            <%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "StringValue") %>

            <br />

            Price: 
            <asp:Label id="PriceLabel"
                 runat="server"/>

         </ItemTemplate>

      </asp:DataList>

   </form>

</body>
</html>

.NET Framework

Supported in: 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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