ButtonColumn.ButtonType Property


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Gets or sets the type of button to display in the ButtonColumn object.

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

public virtual ButtonColumnType ButtonType { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Web.UI.WebControls.ButtonColumnType

One of the ButtonColumnType values. The default is LinkButton.

Exception Condition

The specified column type is not one of the ButtonColumnType values.

Use the ButtonType property to specify whether the buttons in the ButtonColumn object are displayed as link or push buttons. The following table lists the possible settings.

Button type



A link.


A button control.

Clicking the buttons in the ButtonColumn raises the ItemCommand event. You can programmatically control the action that is performed when the button is clicked by providing an event handler for the ItemCommand event.

The value of this property is stored in view state.

The following code example demonstrates how use the ButtonType property to specify that the buttons in the ButtonColumn object are displayed as push buttons.

private void Page_Init(Object sender, EventArgs e) 

   // Create dynamic column to add to Columns collection.
   ButtonColumn AddColumn = new ButtonColumn();
   AddColumn.HeaderText="Add Item"; 
   AddColumn.ButtonType = ButtonColumnType.PushButton;

   // Add column to Columns collection.
   ItemsGrid.Columns.AddAt(2, AddColumn);


.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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