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ButtonFieldBase.ShowHeader Property

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the header section is displayed in a ButtonFieldBase object.

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

public override bool ShowHeader { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true to show the header section; otherwise, false. The default is false.

Use the ShowHeader property to show or hide the header section of a ButtonFieldBase object. To show the header section, set the ShowHeader property to true.


Some data-bound controls (such as the GridView control) can show or hide only the entire header section of the control. These data-bound controls do not support the ShowHeader property for an individual button field. To show or hide the entire header section of a data-bound control (if available), use the ShowHeader property for the control.

The value of this property is stored in view state.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the ShowHeader property to display the header section of a ButtonField object in a DetailsView control.

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

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" 
<script runat="server">

  void ProductsDetailsView_ItemCommand(Object sender, DetailsViewCommandEventArgs e)

    if(e.CommandName == "Add")
      // Retrieve the current author's last name. In this example, the 
      // last name is displayed in the second cell (index 1) of the  
      // second row (index 1).
      string lastName = ProductsDetailsView.Rows[1].Cells[1].Text;

      // Create a ListItem object to represent the author.
      ListItem item = new ListItem(lastName);

      // Add the ListItem to the list box control if it does not 
      // already appear in the ListBox. 




<html xmlns="" >
  <head runat="server">
    <title>ButtonFieldBase ShowHeader Example</title>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">

      <h3>ButtonFieldBase ShowHeader Example</h3>

      Click the Add button to add the product to the list box.

      <table cellpadding="30">



            <!-- Set the ShowHeader property of the ButtonField -->
            <!-- declaratively to display the header section in -->
            <!-- that row.                                      -->
            <asp:detailsview id="ProductsDetailsView" 


                <asp:buttonfield buttontype="Link" 
                  headertext="Add Product" 
                <asp:boundfield datafield="ProductID" 
                <asp:boundfield datafield="ProductName" 



            <!-- This example uses Microsoft SQL Server and connects -->
            <!-- to the Northwind sample database.                        -->
            <asp:sqldatasource id="ProductsSqlDataSource"  
              selectcommand="SELECT ProductName, ProductID FROM Products"
              connectionstring="<%$ ConnectionStrings:NorthwindConnection %>"



            Products List:<br/>
            <asp:listbox id="ProductsListBox" 





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.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0