Repeater.AlternatingItemTemplate Property

Gets or sets the object implementing System.Web.UI.ITemplate that defines how alternating items in the control are displayed.

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

public virtual ITemplate AlternatingItemTemplate { get; set; }
/** @property */
public ITemplate get_AlternatingItemTemplate ()

/** @property */
public void set_AlternatingItemTemplate (ITemplate value)

public function get AlternatingItemTemplate () : ITemplate

public function set AlternatingItemTemplate (value : ITemplate)

Not applicable.

Property Value

A System.Web.UI.ITemplate that defines how alternating items are displayed. The default value is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

Use this property to provide a different appearance for alternating items in the Repeater control from what is specified in the ItemTemplate.

Caution noteCaution:

This control can be used to display user input, which might include malicious client script. Check any information that is sent from a client for executable script, SQL statements, or other code before displaying it in your application. ASP.NET provides an input request validation feature to block script and HTML in user input. Validation server controls are also provided to assess user input. For more information, see Validation Server Controls.

How to: Add Repeater Web Server Controls to a Web Forms Page (Visual Studio)Building ASP .NET Web Applications in Visual Studio

The following example demonstrates how to use the AlternatingItemTemplate to display alternating items of the Repeater control in a light blue cell with bold font.

<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="True" %>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
<html xmlns="" >
    <title>Repeater Example</title>
<script language="C#" runat="server">
       void Page_Load(Object Sender, EventArgs e) {
          if (!IsPostBack) {
             ArrayList values = new ArrayList();
             Repeater1.DataSource = values;
    <h3>Repeater Example</h3>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
       <br />
       <asp:Repeater id="Repeater1" runat="server">
             <table border="1">
                <td style="background-color:Aqua">
                   <b><%# Container.DataItem %></b> 
                <td style="background-color:Silver"> 
                   <%# Container.DataItem %> 
       <br />

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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