DataGridColumn.FooterText Property


Gets or sets the text displayed in the footer section of the column.

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

Public Overridable Property FooterText As String

Property Value

Type: System.String

The text displayed in the footer section of the column. The default value is String.Empty.

Use the FooterText property to specify or determine the text displayed in the footer section of the column.


Text is not HTML-encoded before it is displayed in the footer section of the column. This makes it possible to embed script within HTML tags in the text. If this property is set dynamically using user input, be sure to validate the value to reduce security vulnerabilities.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the FooterText property to specify the text displayed in the footer section of the column.

<%@ Page Language="VB" AutoEventWireup="True" %>
<%@ Import Namespace="System.Data" %>

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

      Function CreateDataSource() As ICollection  

         ' Create sample data for the DataGrid control.
         Dim dt As DataTable = New DataTable()
         Dim dr As DataRow

         ' Define the columns of the table.
         dt.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("IntegerValue", GetType(Int32)))
         dt.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("StringValue", GetType(String)))
         dt.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("CurrencyValue", GetType(Double)))
         dt.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("BooleanValue", GetType(Boolean)))

         ' Populate the table with sample values.
         Dim i As Integer

         For i = 0 To 4 

            dr = dt.NewRow()

            dr(0) = i
            dr(1) = "Item " & i.ToString()
            dr(2) = 1.23 * (i + 1)
            dr(3) = False


         Next i

         ' To persist the data source between posts to the server, store
         ' it in session state.  
         Session("Source") = dt

         Dim dv As DataView = New DataView(dt)
         Return dv

      End Function

      Sub Page_Load(sender As Object, e As EventArgs) 

         ' Load sample data only once, when the page is first loaded.
         If Not IsPostBack Then 

            ' Make sure to set the header text before binding the data to 
            ' the DataGrid control; otherwise, the change will not appear 
            ' until the next time the page is refreshed.
            ItemsGrid.Columns(0).HeaderText = "Item"

            ItemsGrid.DataSource = CreateDataSource()

         End If

      End Sub

      Sub Button_Click(sender As Object, e As EventArgs) 

         Dim subtotal As Double = 0.0

         ' Update the data source with the user's selection and 
         ' calculate the subtotal.
         Dim dt As DataTable = UpdateSource(subtotal)

         ' Display the subtotal in the footer section of the third column.
         ItemsGrid.Columns(2).FooterText = _
             "Subtotal: " & subtotal.ToString("c")

         ' Create a DataView and bind it to the DataGrid control.
         Dim dv As DataView = New DataView(dt)
         ItemsGrid.DataSource = dv

      End Sub

      Function UpdateSource(ByRef subtotal As Double) As DataTable 

         ' Retrieve the data table from session state.
         Dim dt As DataTable = CType(Session("Source"), DataTable)
         Dim item As DataGridItem 

         ' Iterate through the Items collection and update the data source
         ' with the user's selections. If an item is selected, add the
         ' amount of the item to the subtotal.
         For Each item in ItemsGrid.Items

            ' Retrieve the SelectCheckBox CheckBox control from the 
            ' specified item (row) in the DataGrid control.
            Dim selection As CheckBox = _
                CType(item.FindControl("SelectCheckBox"), CheckBox)

            If Not selection Is Nothing

               ' Update the BooleanValue field with the value of the check box.
               dt.Rows(item.ItemIndex)(3) = selection.Checked

               ' Add the value of the item to the subtotal if the item is 
               ' selected.
               If selection.Checked Then

                  subtotal += _

               End If

            End If


         ' Save the data source.
         Session("Source") = dt

         Return dt

      End Function


<head runat="server">
    <title>DataGridColumn HeaderText and FooterText Example</title>

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

      <h3>DataGridColumn HeaderText and FooterText Example</h3>

      <b>Product List</b>

      <asp:DataGrid id="ItemsGrid"

         <HeaderStyle BackColor="#00aaaa">

         <FooterStyle BackColor="#00aaaa">


            <asp:BoundColumn DataField="IntegerValue"/>

            <asp:BoundColumn DataField="StringValue" 

            <asp:BoundColumn DataField="CurrencyValue" 

               <ItemStyle HorizontalAlign="Right">


            <asp:TemplateColumn HeaderText="Select Item">


                  <asp:CheckBox id="SelectCheckBox"
                       Text="Add to Cart"
                       Checked='<%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "BooleanValue") %>'





      <br /><br />

      <asp:Button id="SubmitButton"
           OnClick = "Button_Click"



.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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