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FormView.CellPadding Property

Gets or sets the amount of space between the contents of a cell and the cell's border.

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

public virtual int CellPadding { get; set; }
/** @property */
public int get_CellPadding ()

/** @property */
public void set_CellPadding (int value)

public function get CellPadding () : int

public function set CellPadding (value : int)

Not applicable.

Property Value

The amount of space, in pixels, between the contents of a cell and the cell's border. The default value is -1, which indicates that this property is not set.

Use the CellPadding property to control the spacing between the contents of a cell and the cell's border. The padding amount specified is added to all four sides of the cell.

All cells in the same column of a FormView control have the same width. The padding amount is applied to the widest cell and all other cells in the column are adjusted to that cell width. Similarly, all cells in the same row have the same height. The padding amount is applied to the tallest cell in the row and all other cells in the row are adjusted to that cell height. Individual cell sizes cannot be specified.

To adjust the spacing between cells, use the CellSpacing property.


When this property is not set, the default value of the browser is used.

The following example demonstrates how to use the CellPadding property to specify the amount of spacing between the contents of a cell and the cell's border.

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

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
<html xmlns="" >
  <head runat="server">
    <title>FormView Example</title>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
      <h3>FormView Example</h3>
      <asp:formview id="EmployeeFormView"
                <asp:image id="EmployeeImage"
                  imageurl='<%# Eval("PhotoPath") %>'
                  alternatetext='<%# Eval("LastName") %>' 
                <h3><%# Eval("FirstName") %>&nbsp;<%# Eval("LastName") %></h3>      
                <%# Eval("Title") %>        
        <pagersettings position="Bottom"
      <!-- 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="EmployeeSource"
        selectcommand="Select [EmployeeID], [LastName], [FirstName], [Title], [PhotoPath] From [Employees]"
        connectionstring="<%$ ConnectionStrings:NorthWindConnectionString%>" 

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