ListView.AlternatingItemTemplate Property

Gets or sets the custom content for the alternating data item in a ListView control.

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

[BrowsableAttribute(false)]
[PersistenceModeAttribute(PersistenceMode.InnerProperty)]
[TemplateContainerAttribute(typeof(ListViewDataItem), BindingDirection.TwoWay)]
public virtual ITemplate AlternatingItemTemplate { get; set; }
<asp:ListView>
	<AlternatingItemTemplate>ITemplate</AlternatingItemTemplate>
</asp:ListView>

Property Value

Type: System.Web.UI.ITemplate
An object that contains the custom content for the alternating data item in a ListView control. The default is null, which indicates that this property is not set.

Use the AlternatingItemTemplate property to define a custom user interface (UI) for the alternating data item. The AlternatingItemTemplate template usually contains the same controls and content as the ItemTemplate template, but with a different appearance to distinguish items.

To specify the custom template declaratively, add an AlternatingItemTemplate element inside the ListView control. Then add controls and content between the opening and closing <AlternatingItemTemplate> tags. To display the field values from the data source, use a data-binding expression. For more information, see Data-Binding Expressions Overview.

To create buttons that automatically select, delete, and edit operations, add a button control to the template. Set its CommandName property to one of the values listed in the following table.

Button type

CommandName value

Delete

"Delete"

Edit

"Edit"

Select

"Select"

The following example shows how to use the AlternatingItemTemplate template to define the style for alternating data items in a ListView control.

<%@ Page language="C#" %>

<!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 id="Head1" runat="server">
    <title>ListView AlternatingItemTemplate Example</title>
    <style type="text/css">
        body   
        {
          font-size: 10pt;
        	font-family: Trebuchet MS, Arial, Tahoma;
        	text-align:center;
        }
        .item { background-color: #E0FFFF }
        .alternatingItem { background-color: #B0E0E6 }
    </style>
  </head>
  <body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">

      <h3>ListView AlternatingItemTemplate Example</h3>

      <asp:ListView ID="VendorsListView" 
        DataSourceID="VendorsDataSource"
        runat="server">
        <LayoutTemplate>
          <table cellpadding="2" width="640px" id="tblVendors" runat="server">
            <tr runat="server">
              <th runat="server">ID</th>
              <th runat="server">Account Number</th>
              <th runat="server">Name</th>
              <th runat="server">Preferred Vendor</th>
            </tr>
            <tr runat="server" id="itemPlaceholder" />
          </table>
          <asp:DataPager ID="VendorsDataPager" runat="server" PageSize="15">
            <Fields>
              <asp:NumericPagerField ButtonCount="10" />
            </Fields>
          </asp:DataPager>
        </LayoutTemplate>
        <ItemTemplate>
          <tr class="item" runat="server">
            <td>
              <asp:Label ID="VendorIDLabel" runat="server" Text='<%# Eval("VendorID") %>' />
            </td>
            <td>
              <asp:Label ID="AccountNumberLabel" runat="server" Text='<%# Eval("AccountNumber") %>' />
            </td>
            <td>
              <asp:Label ID="NameLabel" runat="server" Text='<%# Eval("Name") %>' />
            </td>
            <td align="center">
              <asp:CheckBox ID="PreferredCheckBox" runat="server" Enabled="False"
                Checked='<%# Eval("PreferredVendorStatus") %>' />
            </td>
          </tr>
        </ItemTemplate>
        <AlternatingItemTemplate>
          <tr class="alternatingItem" runat="server">
            <td>
              <asp:Label ID="VendorIDLabel" runat="server" Text='<%# Eval("VendorID") %>' />
            </td>
            <td>
              <asp:Label ID="AccountNumberLabel" runat="server" Text='<%# Eval("AccountNumber") %>' />
            </td>
            <td>
              <asp:Label ID="NameLabel" runat="server" Text='<%# Eval("Name") %>' />
            </td>
            <td align="center">
              <asp:CheckBox ID="PreferredCheckBox" runat="server" Enabled="False"
                Checked='<%# Eval("PreferredVendorStatus") %>' />
            </td>
          </tr>
        </AlternatingItemTemplate>
      </asp:ListView>

      <!-- This example uses Microsoft SQL Server and connects      -->
      <!-- to the AdventureWorks sample database. Use an ASP.NET    -->
      <!-- expression to retrieve the connection string value       -->
      <!-- from the Web.config file.                                -->
      <asp:SqlDataSource ID="VendorsDataSource" runat="server" 
        ConnectionString="<%$ ConnectionStrings:AdventureWorks_DataConnectionString %>"
        SelectCommand="SELECT VendorID, AccountNumber, Name, PreferredVendorStatus 
          FROM Purchasing.Vendor WHERE (ActiveFlag = 1)" >
      </asp:SqlDataSource>
    </form>
  </body>
</html>

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

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
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