CommandField.SelectText Property

Note: This property is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Gets or sets the caption for a Select button in a CommandField field.

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

[LocalizableAttribute(true)] 
public virtual string SelectText { get; set; }
/** @property */
public String get_SelectText ()

/** @property */
public void set_SelectText (String value)

public function get SelectText () : String

public function set SelectText (value : String)

Property Value

The caption for a Select button in a CommandField. The default is "Select".

When the ButtonType property of a CommandField field is set to ButtonType.Button or ButtonType.Link, use the SelectText property to specify the text to display for a Select button.

NoteNote

As an alternative to displaying text for a Select button, you can display an image by first setting the ButtonType property to ButtonType.Image and then setting the SelectImageUrl property.

The value of this property, when set, can be saved automatically to a resource file by using a designer tool. For more information, see LocalizableAttribute and ASP.NET Globalization and Localization.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the SelectText property to specify a custom caption for a Select button displayed in a CommandField field of a GridView control.


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

<script runat="server">
  
  void CustomersGridView_SelectedIndexChanged(Object sender, EventArgs e)
  {
    // Retrieve the company name from the appropriate cell.
    String companyName = CustomersGridView.SelectedRow.Cells[2].Text;
   
    // Display company name selected by the user.
    Message.Text = "You selected " + companyName + ".";
  }
  
</script>

<html>
  <body>
    <form runat="server">
      
      <h3>CommandField Example</h3>
      
      <asp:Label id="Message"
        forecolor="Red"
        runat="server"/>

      <asp:gridview id="CustomersGridView" 
        datasourceid="CustomersSqlDataSource" 
        autogeneratecolumns="false"
        datakeynames="CustomerID"
        onselectedindexchanged="CustomersGridView_SelectedIndexChanged"   
        runat="server">
        
        <columns>
          <asp:commandfield showselectbutton="true"
            selecttext="Pick"
            headertext="Select Customer"/>
          <asp:boundfield datafield="CustomerID"
            headertext="Customer ID" />
          <asp:boundfield datafield="CompanyName"
            headertext="Company Name"/>
          <asp:boundfield datafield="Address"
            headertext="Address"/>
          <asp:boundfield datafield="City"
            headertext="City"/>
          <asp:boundfield datafield="PostalCode"
            headertext="ZIP Code"/>
          <asp:boundfield datafield="Country"
            headertext="Country"/>
        </columns>
        
      </asp:gridview>
            
      <!-- This example uses Microsoft SQL Server and connects  -->
      <!-- to the Northwind sample database. Use an ASP.NET     -->
      <!-- expression to retrieve the connection string value   -->
      <!-- from the Web.config file.                            -->
      <asp:sqldatasource id="CustomersSqlDataSource"  
        selectcommand="Select [CustomerID], [CompanyName], [Address], [City], [PostalCode], [Country] From [Customers]"
        connectionstring="<%$ ConnectionStrings:NorthWindConnectionString%>"
        runat="server">
      </asp:sqldatasource>
            
    </form>
  </body>
</html>


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

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0
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