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CheckBoxList.RepeatLayout Property

Gets or sets a value that specifies whether the list will be rendered by using a table element, a ul element, an ol element, or a span element.

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

public virtual RepeatLayout RepeatLayout { get; set; }
<asp:CheckBoxList RepeatLayout="RepeatLayout" />

Property Value

Type: System.Web.UI.WebControls.RepeatLayout
A value that specifies whether the list will be rendered by using a table element, a ul element, an ol element, or a span element. The default is Table.


The specified layout is not one of the RepeatLayout values.

For information about the available options, see the RepeatLayout enumeration.


Two options are new as of ASP.NET 4: OrderedList and UnorderedList.

Some RepeatLayout settings do not allow horizontal layout. For more information, see the RepeatLayout enumeration.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the RepeatLayout property to change the HTML that the CheckBoxList control renders.


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"
<html xmlns="" >

<head runat="server">
    <title> CheckBoxList RepeatLayout 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 layout (table or flow) of the CheckBoxList control.
         checkboxlist1.RepeatLayout = (RepeatLayout)List.SelectedIndex;





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

      <h3> CheckBoxList RepeatLayout Example </h3>

      Select items from the CheckBoxList.

      <br /><br />

      <asp:CheckBoxList id="checkboxlist1" 

         <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>


      <br /><br />

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

      <hr />

      Select whether to display the CheckBoxList control in 
      table or flow layout.

      <table cellpadding="5">








               <asp:DropDownList id="List"

                  <asp:ListItem Selected="True">Table</asp:ListItem>








.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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.