DetailsView Constructor

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

Initializes a new instance of the DetailsView class.

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

public DetailsView ()
public DetailsView ()
public function DetailsView ()

Use this constructor to initialize a new instance of the DetailsView class. To dynamically add a DetailsView control to a page, create a new DetailsView object, set its properties, and then add it to the Control.Controls collection of a container control, such as PlaceHolder.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the constructor to dynamically add a DetailsView control to a page.


    <script runat="server">
      void Page_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e)
        // Create a new DetailsView object.
        DetailsView storeDetailsView = new DetailsView();
        // Set the DetailsView object's properties.
        storeDetailsView.ID = "StoresDetailsView";
        storeDetailsView.DataSourceID = "StoresSqlDataSource";
        storeDetailsView.AutoGenerateRows = true;
        storeDetailsView.AllowPaging = true;
        storeDetailsView.PagerSettings.Mode = 

        // Add the DetailsView object to the Controls collection
        // of the PlaceHolder control.

    <form runat="server">
      <h3>DetailsView Constructor Example</h3>
        <!-- Use a PlaceHolder control as the container for the -->
        <!-- dynamically generated DetailsView control.         -->       
        <asp:PlaceHolder id="DetailsViewPlaceHolder"
        <!-- This example uses Microsoft SQL Server and connects -->
        <!-- to the Pubs sample database.                        -->  
        <asp:sqldatasource id="StoresSqlDataSource"  
          selectcommand="SELECT [stor_id], [stor_name], [stor_address], 
            [city], [state], [zip] FROM [stores]"
            "server=localhost;database=pubs;integrated security=SSPI"

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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