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ObjectList.AutoGenerateFields Property

Specifies whether fields must be automatically generated from data. When enabled, each public property of the data becomes a field of the control. The default value is true.

Namespace:  System.Web.UI.MobileControls
Assembly:  System.Web.Mobile (in System.Web.Mobile.dll)

public bool AutoGenerateFields { get; set; }
<asp:ObjectList AutoGenerateFields="True|False" />

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the fields are automatically generated from data; otherwise, false.

When true, the object list handles the fields order in the ObjectListFieldCollection collection. When false, you must specify the order of the fields and set the DataItem property to bind to a data source.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the AutoGenerateFields property to statically associate the fields with their collection in the Details view of an ObjectList control.


The following code sample uses the single-file code model and may not work correctly if copied directly into a code-behind file. This code sample must be copied into an empty text file that has an .aspx extension. For more information, see ASP.NET Web Page Code Model.

<%@ Page Language="C#" 
    Inherits="System.Web.UI.MobileControls.MobilePage" %>
<%@ Register TagPrefix="mobile" 
    Assembly="System.Web.Mobile" %>

<script runat="server">
    public void Page_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e)
        if (!IsPostBack)
            // Create and fill the array.
            ArrayList arr = new ArrayList();
            arr.Add(new Task("Tomorrow's work", "Yes"));
            arr.Add(new Task("Today's work", "Yes"));
            arr.Add(new Task("Next week's work", "No"));

            // Associate the array to List1.
            List1.DataSource = arr;

            // Turn off automatic field generation 
            // because fields were built by hand
            List1.AutoGenerateFields = false;

    private class Task
        private string _TaskName;
        private string _Editable;
        public Task(string TaskName, string Editable)
            _TaskName = TaskName;
            _Editable = Editable;
        public string TaskName
        { get { return _TaskName; } }
        public string Editable
        { get { return _Editable; } }

<html xmlns="" >
    <mobile:Form runat="server" id="Form1">
        <mobile:ObjectList runat="server" id="List1" >
            <!-- Build the fields -->
            <Field Name="Task Name" DataField="TaskName" 
                Title="Name of Task" />
            <Field Name="Editable?" DataField="Editable" 
                Title="Is Editable?" />

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1