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DataGrid.HeaderStyle Property

Gets the style properties of the heading section in the DataGrid control.

[Visual Basic]
Public Overridable ReadOnly Property HeaderStyle As TableItemStyle
public virtual TableItemStyle HeaderStyle {get;}
public: __property virtual TableItemStyle* get_HeaderStyle();
public function get HeaderStyle() : TableItemStyle;

Property Value

A TableItemStyle object that contains the style properties of the heading section in the DataGrid control. The default value is an empty TableItemStyle object.


Use this property to provide a custom style for the heading section of the DataGrid control. Common style attributes that can be adjusted include forecolor, backcolor, font, and content alignment within the cell. Providing a different style enhances the appearance of the DataGrid control.

The HeaderStyle property of the DataGrid control inherits the style settings of the ControlStyle property. For example, if you specify a red font for the ControlStyle property, the HeaderStyle property will also have a red font. This allows you to provide a common appearance for the control by setting a single style property. You can override the inherited style settings by setting the HeaderStyle property. For example, you can specify a blue font for the HeaderStyle property, overriding the red font specified in the ControlStyle property.

To specify a custom style for the heading section, place the <HeaderStyle> tags between the opening and closing tags of the DataGrid control. You can then list the style attributes within the opening <HeaderStyle> tag.

Note   The ShowHeader property must be set to true for this property to be visible.


Platforms: Windows 2000, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family

See Also

DataGrid Class | DataGrid Members | System.Web.UI.WebControls Namespace | TableItemStyle | Style | ShowHeader