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AutoGeneratedFieldProperties Class

Represents the properties of an AutoGeneratedField object. This class cannot be inherited.


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

public sealed class AutoGeneratedFieldProperties : IStateManager

The AutoGeneratedFieldProperties type exposes the following members.

Public methodAutoGeneratedFieldPropertiesInitializes a new instance of the AutoGeneratedFieldProperties class.

Public propertyDataFieldGets or sets the name of the field bound to the AutoGeneratedField object.
Public propertyIsReadOnlyGets or sets a value indicating whether the values displayed in an AutoGeneratedField object can be modified in edit mode.
Public propertyNameGets or sets the name of the AutoGeneratedField object.
Public propertyTypeGets or sets the data type of the value displayed in an AutoGeneratedFieldProperties object.

Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)

Explicit interface implemetationPrivate propertyIStateManager.IsTrackingViewStateInfrastructure. Gets a value indicating whether the AutoGeneratedFieldProperties object is tracking its view-state changes.
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate methodIStateManager.LoadViewStateInfrastructure. Loads the previously saved view state of the AutoGeneratedFieldProperties object.
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate methodIStateManager.SaveViewStateInfrastructure. Saves the current view state of the AutoGeneratedFieldProperties object.
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate methodIStateManager.TrackViewStateInfrastructure. Marks the starting point at which to begin tracking and saving view-state changes to the AutoGeneratedFieldProperties object.

The AutoGeneratedFieldProperties class is used by data-bound controls to specify the properties of an AutoGeneratedField object when creating an automatically generated field. For example, when the DetailsView control creates an automatically generated row, it creates an AutoGeneratedFieldProperties object with the row's properties and passes it to the CreateAutoGeneratedRow method. Likewise, the GridView control passes an AutoGeneratedFieldProperties object to the CreateAutoGeneratedColumn method when creating an automatically generated column.


This class is typically used only when extending the GridView or DetailsView control.

You can specify the name of the field to bind to an AutoGeneratedField object by setting the DataField property. To specify the data type of the field values, set the Type property. You can prevent users from modifying the field values by setting the IsReadOnly property to true. You can also assign a name to an AutoGeneratedField object by setting the Name property.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the AutoGeneratedFieldProperties class to create an AutoGeneratedField object in a custom control that derives from the DetailsView control.

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.ComponentModel;
using System.Text;
using System.Web.UI;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls;
using System.Security.Permissions;
using System.Web;

namespace Samples.AspNet.CS.Controls

    [AspNetHostingPermission(SecurityAction.Demand, Level=AspNetHostingPermissionLevel.Minimal)]
    [AspNetHostingPermission(SecurityAction.InheritanceDemand, Level=AspNetHostingPermissionLevel.Minimal)]
    public class SimpleCustomControl : DetailsView

        protected override AutoGeneratedField CreateAutoGeneratedRow(AutoGeneratedFieldProperties fieldProperties) 

            // Create an AutoGeneratedField object.
            AutoGeneratedField field = new AutoGeneratedField(fieldProperties.DataField);

            // Set the properties of the AutoGeneratedField using
            // the values from the AutoGeneratedFieldProperties 
            // object contained in the fieldProperties parameter.
            field.HeaderText = fieldProperties.Name;
            field.SortExpression = fieldProperties.Name;
            field.ReadOnly = fieldProperties.IsReadOnly;
            field.DataType = fieldProperties.Type;

            return field;


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.