DataList.InitializeItem Method (DataListItem)

 

Initializes a DataListItem object based on the specified templates and styles for the list-item type.

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

protected virtual void InitializeItem(
	DataListItem item
)

Parameters

item
Type: System.Web.UI.WebControls.DataListItem

The DataListItem to initialize.

The InitializeItem method is used primarily by control developers to extend the DataList control.

The CreateControlHierarchy method uses the CreateItem and InitializeItem methods to create DataListItem controls that represent the header, footer, separator, and data-bound items contained in the data list. You can access the data-bound items for the data list through the Items collection. You can access all item types, including the header, footer, and separator items, through the Controls collection.

Override the CreateControlHierarchy method to customize how DataListItem controls are created or added to the DataList control. Override the InitializeItem method to customize templates for a DataListItem control.

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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