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CheckBoxList.RepeatColumns Property

Gets or sets the number of columns to display in the CheckBoxList control.

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

public virtual int RepeatColumns { get; set; }
/** @property */
public int get_RepeatColumns ()

/** @property */
public void set_RepeatColumns (int value)

public function get RepeatColumns () : int

public function set RepeatColumns (value : int)

Not applicable.

Property Value

The number of columns to display in the CheckBoxList control. The default is 0, which indicates this property is not set.

Exception typeCondition

ArgumentOutOfRangeException

The number of columns is set to a negative value.

Use this property to specify the number of columns that display items in the CheckBoxList control. If this property is not set, the CheckBoxList control displays all list items in a single column.

TopicLocation
How to: Set Layout in a CheckBoxList Web Server ControlBuilding ASP .NET Web Applications
How to: Set Layout in a CheckBoxList Web Server ControlBuilding ASP .NET Web Applications

The following code example demonstrates how to use the RepeatColumns property to specify that two columns are displayed in the CheckBoxList control.

NoteNote:

The following code samples use the single-file code model and may not work correctly if copied directly into a code-behind file. Each code sample must be copied into an empty text file that has an .aspx extension. For more information on the Web Forms code model, see ASP.NET Web Page Code Model.

<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="True" %>
<!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" >
<head>
    <title>CheckBoxList Example</title>
<script language="C#" runat="server">

   void Check_Clicked(Object sender, EventArgs e) 
   {
      Message.Text = "Selected Item(s):<br /><br />";
      for (int i = 0; i < CheckBoxList1.Items.Count; i++)
      {
         if (CheckBoxList1.Items[i].Selected)
            Message.Text += CheckBoxList1.Items[i].Text + "<br />";
      }
   }

</script>
 
</head>
<body>
   
   <form id="form1" action="CheckBoxList.aspx" method="post" runat="server">
 
      <h3>CheckBoxList Example</h3>

      <asp:CheckBoxList id="CheckBoxList1" 
           AutoPostBack="True"
           CellPadding="5"
           CellSpacing="5"
           RepeatColumns="2"
           RepeatDirection="Vertical"
           RepeatLayout="Flow"
           TextAlign="Right"
           OnSelectedIndexChanged="Check_Clicked"
           runat="server">
 
         <asp:ListItem>Item 1</asp:ListItem>
         <asp:ListItem>Item 2</asp:ListItem>
         <asp:ListItem>Item 3</asp:ListItem>
         <asp:ListItem>Item 4</asp:ListItem>
         <asp:ListItem>Item 5</asp:ListItem>
         <asp:ListItem>Item 6</asp:ListItem>
 
      </asp:CheckBoxList>
 
      <br /><br />

      <asp:label id="Message" runat="server"/>
             
   </form>
          
</body>
</html>


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

<!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" >

<head runat="server">
    <title> CheckBoxList RepeatColumns Example </title>
<script runat="server">

      void Check_Clicked(Object sender, EventArgs e) 
      {

         Message.Text = "Selected Item(s):<br /><br />";

         // Iterate through the Items collection of the CheckBoxList 
         // control and display the selected items.
         for (int i=0; i<checkboxlist1.Items.Count; i++)
         {

            if (checkboxlist1.Items[i].Selected)
            {

               Message.Text += checkboxlist1.Items[i].Text + "<br />";

            }

         }

      }

      void Index_Change(Object sender, EventArgs e) 
      {

         // Set the number columns in the CheckBoxList control.
         checkboxlist1.RepeatColumns = List.SelectedIndex;

      }

   </script>
 
</head>

<body>
   
   <form id="form1" runat="server">
 
      <h3> CheckBoxList RepeatColumns Example </h3>

      Select items from the CheckBoxList.

      <br /><br />

      <asp:CheckBoxList id="checkboxlist1" 
           AutoPostBack="True"
           CellPadding="5"
           CellSpacing="5"
           RepeatColumns="2"
           RepeatDirection="Vertical"
           RepeatLayout="Table"
           TextAlign="Right"
           OnSelectedIndexChanged="Check_Clicked"
           runat="server">
 
         <asp:ListItem>Item 1</asp:ListItem>
         <asp:ListItem>Item 2</asp:ListItem>
         <asp:ListItem>Item 3</asp:ListItem>
         <asp:ListItem>Item 4</asp:ListItem>
         <asp:ListItem>Item 5</asp:ListItem>
         <asp:ListItem>Item 6</asp:ListItem>
 
      </asp:CheckBoxList>
 
      <br /><br />

      <asp:label id="Message" runat="server"/>

      <hr />

      Select the number of columns to display.

      <table cellpadding="5">

         <tr>

            <td>

               RepeatColumns:

            </td>

         </tr>

         <tr>

            <td>

               <asp:DropDownList id="List"
                    AutoPostBack="True"
                    OnSelectedIndexChanged="Index_Change"
                    runat="server">

                  <asp:ListItem>0</asp:ListItem>
                  <asp:ListItem>1</asp:ListItem>
                  <asp:ListItem Selected="True">2</asp:ListItem>
                  <asp:ListItem>3</asp:ListItem>

               </asp:DropDownList>

            </td>

         </tr>

      </table>
             
   </form>
          
</body>

</html>


Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0
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