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ListControl.AutoPostBack Property

Gets or sets a value indicating whether a postback to the server automatically occurs when the user changes the list selection.

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

public virtual bool AutoPostBack { get; set; }
/** @property */
public boolean get_AutoPostBack ()

/** @property */
public void set_AutoPostBack (boolean value)

public function get AutoPostBack () : boolean

public function set AutoPostBack (value : boolean)

Property Value

true if a postback to the server automatically occurs whenever the user changes the selection of the list; otherwise, false. The default is false.

Set this property to true if the server needs to capture the selection as soon as it is made. For example, other controls on the Web page can be automatically filled depending on the user's selection from a list control.

This property can be used to allow automatic population of other controls on the Web page based on a user's selection from a list.

The value of this property is stored in view state.

This property cannot be set by themes or style sheet themes. For more information, see ThemeableAttribute and ASP.NET Themes and Skins Overview.

The following example demonstrates how to enable AutoPostBack for the ListBox control.

<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="True" %>


   <script runat="server">

      void Page_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e)
         if (ListBox1.SelectedItem != null)
            Label1.Text = "You selected: " + ListBox1.SelectedItem.Value;
            Label1.Text = "";




   <form runat="server">

      <h3>ListBox AutoPostBack Example</h3>

      Select an item from the list box: <br><br>

      <asp:ListBox id="ListBox1" 
         <asp:ListItem>Item 1</asp:ListItem>
         <asp:ListItem>Item 2</asp:ListItem>
         <asp:ListItem>Item 3</asp:ListItem>
         <asp:ListItem>Item 4</asp:ListItem>
         <asp:ListItem>Item 5</asp:ListItem>
         <asp:ListItem>Item 6</asp:ListItem>


      <asp:Label id="Label1"



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

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0