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DetailsView.DetailsView Constructor

Initializes a new instance of the DetailsView class.

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

public DetailsView ()
public DetailsView ()
public function DetailsView ()
Not applicable.

Use this constructor to initialize a new instance of the DetailsView class. To dynamically add a DetailsView control to a page, create a new DetailsView object, set its properties, and then add it to the Control.Controls collection of a container control, such as PlaceHolder.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the constructor to dynamically add a DetailsView control to a page.

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
<html xmlns="" >

    <title>DetailsView Constructor Example</title>
<script runat="server">
      void Page_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e)
        // Create a new DetailsView object.
        DetailsView storeDetailsView = new DetailsView();
        // Set the DetailsView object's properties.
        storeDetailsView.ID = "StoresDetailsView";
        storeDetailsView.DataSourceID = "StoresSqlDataSource";
        storeDetailsView.AutoGenerateRows = true;
        storeDetailsView.AllowPaging = true;
        storeDetailsView.PagerSettings.Mode = 

        // Add the DetailsView object to the Controls collection
        // of the PlaceHolder control.

    <form id="form1" runat="server">
      <h3>DetailsView Constructor Example</h3>
        <!-- Use a PlaceHolder control as the container for the -->
        <!-- dynamically generated DetailsView control.         -->       
        <asp:PlaceHolder id="DetailsViewPlaceHolder"
        <!-- This example uses Microsoft SQL Server and connects -->
        <!-- to the Pubs sample database.                        -->  
        <asp:sqldatasource id="StoresSqlDataSource"  
          selectcommand="SELECT [stor_id], [stor_name], [stor_address], 
            [city], [state], [zip] FROM [stores]"
            "server=localhost;database=pubs;integrated security=SSPI"

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