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DetailsView.BackImageUrl Property

Gets or sets the URL to an image to display in the background of a DetailsView control.

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

public virtual string BackImageUrl { get; set; }
/** @property */
public String get_BackImageUrl ()

/** @property */
public void set_BackImageUrl (String value)

public function get BackImageUrl () : String

public function set BackImageUrl (value : String)

Not applicable.

Property Value

The URL to an image to display in the background of the DetailsView control. The default is an empty string (""), which indicates that this property is not set.

Use the BackImageUrl property to specify the URL to an image to display in the background of a DetailsView control.


If the specified image is smaller than the DetailsView control, the image is tiled to fill in the background. If the image is larger than the control, the image is cropped.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the BackImageUrl property to display a custom image in the background of a DetailsView control. You must provide your own image for this example to work.

<%@ Page language="C#" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
<html xmlns="" >
  <head runat="server">
    <title>DetailsView BackImageUrl Example</title>
    <form id="Form1" runat="server">
      <h3>DetailsView BackImageUrl Example</h3>
        <asp:detailsview id="CustomerDetailView"
          <headerstyle backcolor="Navy"
        <!-- This example uses Microsoft SQL Server and connects  -->
        <!-- to the Northwind sample database. Use an ASP.NET     -->
        <!-- expression to retrieve the connection string value   -->
        <!-- from the web.config file.                            -->
        <asp:SqlDataSource ID="DetailsViewSource" runat="server" 
            "<%$ ConnectionStrings:NorthWindConnectionString%>"
          InsertCommand="INSERT INTO [Customers]([CustomerID], 
            [CompanyName], [Address], [City], [PostalCode], [Country]) 
            VALUES (@CustomerID, @CompanyName, @Address, @City, 
            @PostalCode, @Country)"
          SelectCommand="Select [CustomerID], [CompanyName], 
            [Address], [City], [PostalCode], [Country] 
             From [Customers]">

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0