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AlternatingItemTemplate Property

DataList.AlternatingItemTemplate Property

Gets or sets the template for alternating items in the DataList.

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

[BrowsableAttribute(false)]
[PersistenceModeAttribute(PersistenceMode.InnerProperty)]
[TemplateContainerAttribute(typeof(DataListItem))]
public virtual ITemplate AlternatingItemTemplate { get; set; }
<asp:DataList>
	<AlternatingItemTemplate>ITemplate</AlternatingItemTemplate>
</asp:DataList>

Property Value

Type: System.Web.UI.ITemplate
A System.Web.UI.ITemplate object that contains the template for alternating items in the DataList control. The default value is null.

Use the AlternatingItemTemplate property to control the contents of alternating items in the DataList control. The appearance of alternating items is controlled by the AlternatingItemStyle property.

To specify a template for the alternating items, place the <AlternatingItemTemplate> tags between the opening and closing tags of the DataList control. You can then list the contents of the template between the opening and closing <AlternatingItemTemplate> tags.

Caution noteCaution:

This control can be used to display user input, which might include malicious client script. Check any information that is sent from a client for executable script, SQL statements, or other code before displaying it in your application. You can use validation controls to verify user input before displaying the input text in a control. ASP.NET provides an input request validation feature to block script and HTML in user input. For more information, see Securing Standard ControlsHow to: Protect Against Script Exploits in a Web Application by Applying HTML Encoding to Strings, and Validating User Input in ASP.NET Web Pages.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the AlternatingItemTemplate property to control the contents of alternating items in the DataList control.

NoteNote:

The following code sample uses the single-file code model and may not work correctly if copied directly into a code-behind file. This 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" %>
<%@ Import Namespace="System.Data" %>

<!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" >
   <script runat="server">

      ICollection CreateDataSource() 
      {

         // Create sample data for the DataList control.
         DataTable dt = new DataTable();
         DataRow dr;

         // Define the columns of the table.
         dt.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("IntegerValue", typeof(Int32)));
         dt.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("StringValue", typeof(String)));
         dt.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("CurrencyValue", typeof(double)));
         dt.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("ImageValue", typeof(String)));

         // Populate the table with sample values. 
         for (int i = 0; i < 9; i++) 
         {
            dr = dt.NewRow();

            dr[0] = i;
            dr[1] = "Description for item " + i.ToString();
            dr[2] = 1.23 * (i + 1);
            dr[3] = "Image" + i.ToString() + ".jpg";

            dt.Rows.Add(dr);
         }

         DataView dv = new DataView(dt);
         return dv;
      }

      void Page_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e) 
      {

         // Load sample data only once, when the page is first loaded. 
         if (!IsPostBack) 
         {
            ItemsList.DataSource = CreateDataSource();
            ItemsList.DataBind();
         }

      }

   </script>

<head runat="server">
    <title>DataList AlternatingItemTemplate Example</title>
</head>
<body>

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

      <h3>DataList AlternatingItemTemplate Example</h3>

      <asp:DataList id="ItemsList"
           BorderColor="black"
           CellPadding="5"
           CellSpacing="5"
           RepeatDirection="Vertical"
           RepeatLayout="Table"
           RepeatColumns="3"
           ShowFooter="True"
           runat="server">

         <HeaderStyle BackColor="#aaaadd">
         </HeaderStyle>

         <ItemStyle BackColor="Silver">
         </ItemStyle>

         <AlternatingItemStyle BackColor="DarkGray">
         </AlternatingItemStyle>

         <HeaderTemplate>

            List of items

         </HeaderTemplate>

         <ItemTemplate>

            Description: <br />
            <%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "StringValue") %>

            <br />

            Price: <%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "CurrencyValue", "{0:c}") %>

            <br />

            <asp:Image id="ProductImage" 
                 AlternateText='<%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "StringValue") %>' 
                 ImageUrl='<%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "ImageValue") %>'
                 runat="server"/>

         </ItemTemplate>

         <AlternatingItemTemplate>

            <asp:Image id="ProductImage" 
                 AlternateText='<%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "StringValue") %>' 
                 ImageUrl='<%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "ImageValue") %>'
                 runat="server"/>

            <br />

            Description: <br />
            <%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "StringValue") %>

            <br />

            Price: <%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "CurrencyValue", "{0:c}") %>       

         </AlternatingItemTemplate>

      </asp:DataList>

   </form>

</body>
</html>

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

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

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