BoundColumn.DataField Property

 

Gets or sets the field name from the data source to bind to the BoundColumn.

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

public virtual string DataField { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String

The name of the field to bind to the BoundColumn. The default value is String.Empty.

Use the DataField property to specify the field to bind to the BoundColumn.

The following example demonstrates how to use the DataField property to specify the name of the field in the data source to bind to the BoundColumn.

<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="True" %>
<%@ Import Namespace="System.Data" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
   <script language="C#" runat="server">

      ICollection CreateDataSource() 
      {
         DataTable dt = new DataTable();
         DataRow dr;

         dt.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("IntegerValue", typeof(Int32)));
         dt.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("StringValue", typeof(string)));
         dt.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("CurrencyValue", typeof(double)));

         for (int i = 0; i < 9; i++) 
         {
            dr = dt.NewRow();

            dr[0] = i;
            dr[1] = "Item " + i.ToString();
            dr[2] = 1.23 * (i + 1);

            dt.Rows.Add(dr);
         }

         DataView dv = new DataView(dt);
         return dv;
      }

      void Page_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e) 
      {

         if (!IsPostBack) 
         {
            // Load this data only once.
            ItemsGrid.DataSource= CreateDataSource();
            ItemsGrid.DataBind();
         }
      }

   </script>

<head runat="server">
    <title>BoundColumn Example</title>
</head>
<body>

   <form id="form1" runat="server">

      <h3>BoundColumn Example</h3>

      <b>Product List</b>

      <asp:DataGrid id="ItemsGrid"
           BorderColor="black"
           BorderWidth="1"
           CellPadding="3"
           AutoGenerateColumns="false"
           runat="server">

         <HeaderStyle BackColor="#00aaaa">
         </HeaderStyle>

         <Columns>

            <asp:BoundColumn
                 HeaderText="Number" 
                 DataField="IntegerValue">
            </asp:BoundColumn>

            <asp:BoundColumn
                 HeaderText="Description" 
                 DataField="StringValue">
            </asp:BoundColumn>

            <asp:BoundColumn
                 HeaderText="Price" 
                 DataField="CurrencyValue" 
                 DataFormatString="{0:c}">
            </asp:BoundColumn>

         </Columns>

      </asp:DataGrid>

   </form>

</body>
</html>

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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