HeaderText Property

DetailsView.HeaderText Property

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

Gets or sets the text to display in the header row of a DetailsView control.

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

public virtual string HeaderText { get; set; }
/** @property */
public String get_HeaderText ()

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

public function get HeaderText () : String

public function set HeaderText (value : String)

Property Value

The text to display in the header row. The default is an empty string (""), which indicates that this property is not set.

The header row is displayed at the top of the DetailsView control when the HeaderText or HeaderTemplate property is set. Use the HeaderText property to specify the text to display in the header row. To control the style of the header row, use the HeaderStyle property. Alternatively, you can define your own custom user interface (UI) for the header row by setting the HeaderTemplate property instead of this property.


If both the HeaderText and HeaderTemplate properties are set, the HeaderTemplate property takes precedence.

The value of HeaderText is stored in view state.

The value of this property, when set, can be saved automatically to a resource file by using a designer tool. For more information, see LocalizableAttribute and ASP.NET Globalization and Localization.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the HeaderText property to specify the text to display in the header row.

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

    <form id="Form1" runat="server">
      <h3>DetailsView HeaderText Example</h3>
        <asp:detailsview id="CustomerDetailView"
          <fieldheaderstyle backcolor="Navy"
          <headerstyle forecolor="Red"
        <!-- 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="DetailsViewSource" runat="server" 
            "<%$ ConnectionStrings:NorthWindConnectionString%>"
          InsertCommand="INSERT INTO [Customers]([CustomerID],
            [CompanyName], [Address], [City], [PostalCode], [Country]) 
            VALUES (@CustomerID, @CompanyName, @Address, @City, 
            @PostalCode, @Country)"

          SelectCommand="Select [CustomerID], [CompanyName], 
            [Address], [City], [PostalCode], [Country] From 

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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