ButtonField.ImageUrl Property


Gets or sets the image to display for each button in the ButtonField object.

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

public virtual string ImageUrl { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String

The image to display for each button in the ButtonField. The default is an empty string (""), which indicates that the ImageUrl property is not set.

When the ButtonType property of a ButtonField object is set to the Image value, use the ImageUrl property to specify the image to display for each button. This image can be in any file format (.jpg, .gif, .bmp, and so on), as long as the client browser supports that format.

The value of this property is stored in view state.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the ImageUrl property to specify an image to display for each button in the ButtonField object. For this code example to display, you must provide your own image.

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

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
<script runat="server">

  void CustomersGridView_RowCommand(Object sender, GridViewCommandEventArgs e)

    // If multiple ButtonField column fields are used, use the
    // CommandName property to determine which button was clicked.

      // Convert the row index stored in the CommandArgument
      // property to an Integer.
      int index = Convert.ToInt32(e.CommandArgument);    

      // Get the last name of the selected author from the appropriate
      // cell in the GridView control.
      GridViewRow selectedRow = CustomersGridView.Rows[index];
      TableCell lastNameCell = selectedRow.Cells[1];
      string lastName = lastNameCell.Text;  

      // Display the selected author.
      Message.Text = "You selected " + lastName + ".";




<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
  <head runat="server">
    <title>ButtonField ImageUrl Example</title>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">

      <h3>ButtonField ImageUrl Example</h3>

      <asp:label id="Message"

      <!-- Set the ImageUrl property of the ButtonField declaratively. -->
      <asp:gridview id="CustomersGridView" 


          <asp:buttonfield buttontype="Image" 
            headertext="Select Author"
          <asp:boundfield datafield="ContactName" 
          <asp:boundfield datafield="ContactTitle" 



        <!-- This example uses Microsoft SQL Server and connects -->
        <!-- to the Northwind sample database.                   -->
        <asp:sqldatasource id="CustomersSqlDataSource"  
          selectcommand="Select [CustomerID], [ContactName], [ContactTitle] From [Customers]"
          connectionstring="<%$ ConnectionStrings:NorthWindConnection%>"


.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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