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BoundField::DataField Property

Gets or sets the name of the data field to bind to the BoundField object.

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

[TypeConverterAttribute(L"System.Web.UI.Design.DataSourceViewSchemaConverter, System.Design, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a")]
virtual property String^ DataField {
	String^ get ();
	void set (String^ value);

Property Value

Type: System::String
The name of the data field to bind to the BoundField. The default is an empty string (""), which indicates that this property is not set.

Use the DataField property to specify the name of the data field to bind to the BoundField object. The values of the specified field are displayed in the BoundField object as text. You can optionally format the displayed text by setting the DataFormatString property.


If a field's value is null, an empty string ("") is displayed for the value by default. To specify an alternate caption, set the NullDisplayText property.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the DataField property to specify which field to display in a BoundField field column of a GridView control.

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.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.