CheckBoxList.TextAlign Property

Gets or sets the text alignment for the check boxes within the group.

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

public virtual TextAlign TextAlign { get; set; }
/** @property */
public TextAlign get_TextAlign ()

/** @property */
public void set_TextAlign (TextAlign value)

public function get TextAlign () : TextAlign

public function set TextAlign (value : TextAlign)

Property Value

One of the TextAlign values. The default value is Right.

Exception typeCondition

ArgumentException

The specified label text alignment is not one of the TextAlign values.

Use this property to specify whether the text associated with the check boxes appears on the left or right of the check box. If this property is set to TextAlign.Right, the text is displayed to the right of the check box. If this property is set to TextAlign.Left, the text is displayed to the left of the check box.

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

The following code example demonstrates how to use the TextAlign property to specify that the text associated with the check boxes appears on the right side of the CheckBoxList control.

NoteNote

The following code samples use the single-file code model and may not work correctly if copied directly into a code-behind file. Each 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 Page Code Model.

<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="True" %>
<html>
<head>

<script language="C#" runat="server">

   void Check_Clicked(Object sender, EventArgs e) 
   {
      Message.Text = "Selected Item(s):<br><br>";
      for (int i=0; i<checkboxlist1.Items.Count; i++)
      {
         if (checkboxlist1.Items[i].Selected)
            Message.Text += checkboxlist1.Items[i].Text + "<br>";
      }
   }

</script>
 
</head>
<body>
   
   <form action="checkboxlist.aspx" method="post" runat="server">
 
      <h3>CheckBoxList Example</h3>

      <asp:CheckBoxList id="checkboxlist1" 
           AutoPostBack="True"
           CellPadding="5"
           CellSpacing="5"
           RepeatColumns="2"
           RepeatDirection="Vertical"
           RepeatLayout="Flow"
           TextAlign="Right"
           OnSelectedIndexChanged="Check_Clicked"
           runat="server">
 
         <asp:ListItem>Item 1</asp:ListItem>
         <asp:ListItem>Item 2</asp:ListItem>
         <asp:ListItem>Item 3</asp:ListItem>
         <asp:ListItem>Item 4</asp:ListItem>
         <asp:ListItem>Item 5</asp:ListItem>
         <asp:ListItem>Item 6</asp:ListItem>
 
      </asp:CheckBoxList>
 
      <br><br>

      <asp:label id="Message" runat="server"/>
             
   </form>
          
</body>
</html>


<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="True" %>

<html>

<head>

   <script runat="server">

      void Check_Clicked(Object sender, EventArgs e) 
      {

         Message.Text = "Selected Item(s):<br><br>";

         // Iterate through the Items collection of the CheckBoxList 
         // control and display the selected items.
         for (int i=0; i<checkboxlist1.Items.Count; i++)
         {

            if (checkboxlist1.Items[i].Selected)
            {

               Message.Text += checkboxlist1.Items[i].Text + "<br>";

            }

         }

      }

      void Index_Change(Object sender, EventArgs e) 
      {

         // Set the alignment of the caption (right or left) in relation
         // to the check boxes.
         // Note that the TextAlign enumeration starts at 1 instead of 0, 
         // so the value of the SelectedIndex property cannot be used
         // directly for casting into a TextAlign enumeration.

         // In this example, the values of the TextAlign enumeration are 
         // stored in the Value property of each ListItem in the 
         // DropDownList control named List. To determine the enumeration  
         // value, retrieve the value of the Value property, convert it to
         // an Int32, and then cast it to a TextAlign enumeration.
         int EnumValue = Convert.ToInt32(List.SelectedItem.Value);

         checkboxlist1.TextAlign = (TextAlign)EnumValue;

      }

   </script>
 
</head>

<body>
   
   <form runat="server">
 
      <h3> CheckBoxList TextAlign Example </h3>

      Select items from the CheckBoxList.

      <br><br>

      <asp:CheckBoxList id="checkboxlist1" 
           AutoPostBack="True"
           CellPadding="5"
           CellSpacing="5"
           RepeatColumns="2"
           RepeatDirection="Vertical"
           RepeatLayout="Table"
           TextAlign="Right"
           OnSelectedIndexChanged="Check_Clicked"
           runat="server">
 
         <asp:ListItem>Item 1</asp:ListItem>
         <asp:ListItem>Item 2</asp:ListItem>
         <asp:ListItem>Item 3</asp:ListItem>
         <asp:ListItem>Item 4</asp:ListItem>
         <asp:ListItem>Item 5</asp:ListItem>
         <asp:ListItem>Item 6</asp:ListItem>
 
      </asp:CheckBoxList>
 
      <br><br>

      <asp:label id="Message" runat="server"/>

      <hr>

      Select whether to display the captions to the right or the left 
      of the check boxes.

      <table cellpadding="5">

         <tr>

            <td>

               TextAlign:

            </td>

         </tr>

         <tr>

            <td>

               <asp:DropDownList id="List"
                    AutoPostBack="True"
                    OnSelectedIndexChanged="Index_Change"
                    runat="server">

                  <asp:ListItem Value="1">Left</asp:ListItem>
                  <asp:ListItem Value="2" Selected="True">Right</asp:ListItem>

               </asp:DropDownList>

            </td>

         </tr>

      </table>
             
   </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, 1.1, 1.0

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