BulletedList.Target Property


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Gets or sets the target window or frame in which to display the Web page content that is linked to when a hyperlink in a BulletedList control is clicked.

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

public virtual string Target { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String

The target window or frame in which to load the Web page linked to when a hyperlink in a BulletedList is clicked. The default is an empty string ("").

Values must begin with a letter in the range of A through Z (case-insensitive), except for the special values that are listed in the following table, which begin with an underscore.




Renders the content in a new window without frames.


Renders the content in the immediate frame-set parent.


Renders the content in the search pane.


Renders the content in the frame with focus.


Renders the content in the full window without frames.


Check your browser documentation to determine if the _search value is supported. For example, Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 and later support the _search target value.

Use the Target property to specify the frame or window that displays the Web page that is linked to when a hyperlink in a BulletedList control is clicked. To display the content of the list items as hyperlinks in a BulletedList control, set the BulletedListDisplayMode property to the value HyperLink. Then, set the Value property of each list item to the URL of the Web page to navigate to.

If the Target property is not set, the browser or window with focus refreshes when the hyperlink is clicked.


The Target property renders as a target attribute. The target attribute on anchor elements is not allowed in the XHTML 1.1 document type definition. Do not set the Target property if the rendered output for the BulletedList must be XHTML 1.1 compliant. For more information, refer to the topic XHTML Standards in Visual Studio and ASP.NET.

When creating accessible Web pages, it is strongly recommended you avoid using the Target property to target another window. For more information, see Accessibility in Visual Studio and ASP.NET.

The value of this property is stored in view state.

The following code example demonstrates how to create a BulletedList control and set the Target property. When the user selects the HyperLink display mode from the list box, the Target property is set to _blank to display the linked page in a new browser window.

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

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
<head runat="server">
  <title>DisplayMode Example</title>
<script runat="server">

  void Index_Changed(object sender, System.EventArgs e)

	  // Change the message displayed, based on 
	  // the display mode selected from the list box.
	  if (DisplayModeListBox.SelectedIndex > -1)
		  Message1.Text = "You chose: " + DisplayModeListBox.SelectedItem.Text;

	  // Change the display mode, based on 
	  // the mode selected from the list box.
	  switch (DisplayModeListBox.SelectedIndex) 
		  case 0:
			  ItemsBulletedList.DisplayMode = BulletedListDisplayMode.Text;
			  Message2.Text = "";
		  case 1:
			  ItemsBulletedList.DisplayMode = BulletedListDisplayMode.HyperLink;
			  // Opens a new browser window to display the page linked to.
			  ItemsBulletedList.Target = "_blank";
			  Message2.Text = "";
		  case 2:
			  ItemsBulletedList.DisplayMode = BulletedListDisplayMode.LinkButton;
			  throw new Exception("You did not select a valid display mode.");


  void ItemsBulletedList_Click(object sender, System.Web.UI.WebControls.BulletedListEventArgs e)

	  // Change the message displayed, based on the index
	  // of the bulletedlist list item that was clicked.
	  switch (e.Index) 
		  case 0:
			  Message2.Text = "You  clicked list item 1.";
		  case 1:
			  Message2.Text = "You  clicked list item 2.";
		  case 2:
			  Message2.Text = "You  clicked list item 3.";
			  throw new Exception("You did not click a valid list item.");




  <h3>DisplayMode Example</h3>

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

    <h3>BulletedListDisplayMode Example</h3>

    <asp:BulletedList id="ItemsBulletedList" 
      <asp:ListItem Value="http://www.cohowinery.com">Coho Winery</asp:ListItem>
      <asp:ListItem Value="http://www.contoso.com">Contoso, Ltd.</asp:ListItem>
      <asp:ListItem Value="http://www.tailspintoys.com">Tailspin Toys</asp:ListItem>

    <hr />

    <h4>Select from the list to change the display mode:</h4>
    <asp:ListBox id="DisplayModeListBox" 

    <asp:Label id="Message1" 
      AssociatedControlID="DisplayModeListBox"/><br /><br />

    <asp:Label id="Message2"



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