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DetailsView Constructor

Initializes a new instance of the DetailsView class.

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

public DetailsView()

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"


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The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0