DataField Property

BoundField.DataField Property

Note: This property is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Gets or sets the name of the data field to bind to the BoundField object.

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

public virtual string DataField { get; set; }
/** @property */
public String get_DataField ()

/** @property */
public void set_DataField (String value)

public function get DataField () : String

public function set DataField (value : String)

Property Value

The name of the data field to bind to the BoundField. The default is an empty string (""), which indicates that this property is not set.

Use the DataField property to specify the name of the data field to bind to the BoundField object. The values of the specified field are displayed in the BoundField object as text. You can optionally format the displayed text by setting the DataFormatString property.

NoteNote

If a field's value is null, an empty string ("") is displayed for the value by default. To specify an alternate caption, set the NullDisplayText property.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the DataField property to specify which field to display in a BoundField field column of a GridView control.


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

<html>
  <body>
    <form runat="server">
        
      <h3>BoundField Example</h3>

      <asp:gridview id="CustomersGridView" 
        datasourceid="CustomersSqlDataSource" 
        autogeneratecolumns="false"
        autogenerateeditbutton="true"
        allowpaging="true" 
        datakeynames="CustomerID"  
        runat="server">
         
        <columns>
          <asp:boundfield datafield="CustomerID"
            readonly="true"      
            headertext="Customer ID"/>
          <asp:boundfield datafield="CompanyName"
            convertemptystringtonull="true"
            headertext="Customer Name"/>
          <asp:boundfield datafield="Address"
            convertemptystringtonull="true"
            headertext="Address"/>
          <asp:boundfield datafield="City"
            convertemptystringtonull="true"
            headertext="City"/>
          <asp:boundfield datafield="PostalCode"
            convertemptystringtonull="true"
            headertext="ZIP Code"/>
          <asp:boundfield datafield="Country"
            convertemptystringtonull="true"
            headertext="Country"/>
        </columns>
                
      </asp:gridview>
            
      <!-- This example uses Microsoft SQL Server and connects  -->
      <!-- to the Northwind sample database. Use an ASP.NET     -->
      <!-- expression to retrieve the connection string value   -->
      <!-- from the Web.config file.                            -->
      <asp:sqldatasource id="CustomersSqlDataSource"  
        selectcommand="Select [CustomerID], [CompanyName], [Address], [City], [PostalCode], [Country] From [Customers]"
        updatecommand="Update Customers Set CompanyName=@CompanyName, Address=@Address, City=@City, PostalCode=@PostalCode, Country=@Country Where (CustomerID = @CustomerID)"
        connectionstring="<%$ ConnectionStrings:NorthWindConnectionString%>"
        runat="server">
      </asp:sqldatasource>
            
    </form>
  </body>
</html>


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

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0

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