DataListItem Class
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DataListItem Class

Represents an item in a DataList control.

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

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<AspNetHostingPermissionAttribute(SecurityAction.InheritanceDemand, Level := AspNetHostingPermissionLevel.Minimal)> _
Public Class DataListItem _
	Inherits WebControl _
	Implements IDataItemContainer, INamingContainer
Dim instance As DataListItem
<asp:DataListItem />

A DataListItem object represents an item in a DataList control, such as a heading section, a footer section, or a data item.

The data items in the DataList control are stored in a DataListItemCollection that can be accessed by using the Items property of the DataList control.

You can use a DataListItem to programmatically access the properties of an item in a DataList control.

The following example demonstrates how to use a DataListItem to display the contents of each data item in the DataList control.


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="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 DataList 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)))

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

         For i = 0 To 8 

            dr = dt.NewRow()

            dr(0) = i
            dr(1) = "Description for item " & i.ToString()
            dr(2) = 1.23 * (i + 1)


         Next i

         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

            ItemsList.DataSource = CreateDataSource()

         End If 

      End Sub 

      Sub Item_Created(sender As Object, e As DataListItemEventArgs)

         If e.Item.ItemType = ListItemType.Item Or _
             e.Item.ItemType = ListItemType.AlternatingItem Then 

            ' Retrieve the Label control in the current DataListItem. 
            Dim PriceLabel As Label = _
                CType(e.Item.FindControl("PriceLabel"), Label)

            ' Retrieve the text of the CurrencyColumn from the DataListItem 
            ' and convert the value to a Double. 
            Dim Price As Double = Convert.ToDouble( _
                (CType(e.Item.DataItem, DataRowView)).Row.ItemArray(2).ToString())

            ' Format the value as currency and redisplay it in the DataList.
            PriceLabel.Text = Price.ToString("c")

         End If 

      End Sub


<head runat="server">
    <title>DataList ItemCreated Example</title>

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

      <h3>DataList ItemCreated Example</h3>

      <asp:DataList id="ItemsList"

         <HeaderStyle BackColor="#aaaadd">

         <AlternatingItemStyle BackColor="Gainsboro">


            List of items



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

            <br />

            <asp:Label id="PriceLabel"






Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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.NET Framework

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

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