EditItemStyle Property

DataList.EditItemStyle Property

Gets the style properties for the item selected for editing in the DataList control.

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

virtual property TableItemStyle^ EditItemStyle {
	TableItemStyle^ get ();
/** @property */
public TableItemStyle get_EditItemStyle ()

public function get EditItemStyle () : TableItemStyle

Property Value

A TableItemStyle object that contains the style properties for the item selected for editing in the DataList control. The default value is an empty TableItemStyle object.

Use the EditItemStyle property to provide a custom style for the item selected for editing in the DataList 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 DataList control.

Item style properties in the DataList control are inherited from one item style property to another through a hierarchy. Item style properties set lower in the hierarchy are inherited by item style properties higher in the hierarchy. For example, if you specify a red font for the ItemStyle property, all other item style properties in the DataList control will also have a red font. This allows you to provide a common appearance for the control by setting a single item style property. You can override the inherited style settings for an item style property that is higher in the hierarchy by setting its style properties. For example, you can specify a blue font for the AlternatingItemStyle property, overriding the red font specified in the ItemStyle property. The following table lists the hierarchy order from highest to lowest.


Style Property











To specify a custom style for the item selected for editing, place the <EditItemStyle> tags between the opening and closing tags of the DataList control. You can then list the style attributes within the opening <EditItemStyle> tag.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the EditItemStyle property to specify a different appearance for the item selected by the user for editing.


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.

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Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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