.NET Framework Class Library
DataListItemDataItem Property

Gets or sets a data item associated with the DataListItem object in the DataList control.

Namespace:   System.Web.UI.WebControls
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)
Syntax
Public Overridable Property DataItem As [%$TOPIC/17zbffew_en-us_VS_110_3_0_0_0_0%]
public virtual [%$TOPIC/17zbffew_en-us_VS_110_3_0_1_0_0%] DataItem { get; set; }
public:
virtual property [%$TOPIC/17zbffew_en-us_VS_110_3_0_2_0_0%]^ DataItem {
	[%$TOPIC/17zbffew_en-us_VS_110_3_0_2_0_1%]^ get ();
	void set ([%$TOPIC/17zbffew_en-us_VS_110_3_0_2_0_2%]^ value);
}
abstract DataItem : [%$TOPIC/17zbffew_en-us_VS_110_3_0_3_0_0%] with get, set 
override DataItem : [%$TOPIC/17zbffew_en-us_VS_110_3_0_3_0_1%] with get, set
<asp:[%$TOPIC/17zbffew_en-us_VS_110_3_0_4_0_0%] DataItem="[%$TOPIC/17zbffew_en-us_VS_110_3_0_4_0_1%]" />

Property Value

Type: SystemObject
An SystemObject that represents a data item in the DataList control.
Remarks

Use the DataItem property to specify or determine the properties of a data item associated with the DataListItem object in the DataList control.

NoteNote

This property only applies to data items in the DataList control. The ItemType property of the DataListItem object must be set to one of the ListItemType enumeration values.

Examples

The following example demonstrates how to use the DataItem property to display the contents of the data items in the DataList control.

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="VB" 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">

      Function CreateDataSource() As ICollection 

         ' Create sample data for the DataList control.
         Dim dt As DataTable = New DataTable()
         Dim dr As DataRow

         ' Define the columns of the table.
         dt.Columns.Add(New DataColumn("IntegerValue", GetType(Int32)))
         dt.Columns.Add(New DataColumn("StringValue", GetType(String)))
         dt.Columns.Add(New DataColumn("CurrencyValue", GetType(Double)))

         ' Populate the table with sample values.
         Dim i As Integer

         For i = 0 To 8 

            dr = dt.NewRow()

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

            dt.Rows.Add(dr)

         Next i

         Dim dv As DataView = New DataView(dt)
         Return dv

      End Function


      Sub Page_Load(sender As Object, e As EventArgs) 

         ' Load sample data only once, when the page is first loaded.
         If Not IsPostBack Then

            ItemsList.DataSource = CreateDataSource()
            ItemsList.DataBind()

         End If

      End Sub

      Sub Item_Created(sender As Object, e As DataListItemEventArgs)

         If e.Item.ItemType = ListItemType.Item Or _
             e.Item.ItemType = ListItemType.AlternatingItem Then


            ' Retrieve the Label control in the current DataListItem.
            Dim PriceLabel As Label = _
                CType(e.Item.FindControl("PriceLabel"), Label)

            ' Retrieve the text of the CurrencyColumn from the DataListItem
            ' and convert the value to a Double.
            Dim Price As Double = Convert.ToDouble( _
                (CType(e.Item.DataItem, DataRowView)).Row.ItemArray(2).ToString())

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

         End If

      End Sub

   </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>

<%@ 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>
Version Information

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0
Platforms

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.