ListView.ItemDataBound Event


Occurs when a data item is bound to data in a ListView control.

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

Public Event ItemDataBound As EventHandler(Of ListViewItemEventArgs)

Before the ListView control can be rendered, each item in the control must be bound to a record in the data source. The ItemDataBound event is raised when a data item is bound to data in the ListView control. (Data items are represented by ListViewDataItem objects.) This enables you to perform a custom routine whenever this event occurs, such as modifying the values of the data that is bound to the item.

A ListViewItemEventArgs object is passed to the event handler, which enables you to access the properties of the item that is being bound. To access a specific control in the item, use the FindControl method of the ListViewItem object that is contained in the Item property of the ListViewItemEventArgs object. You can determine which item type (data item, insert item, empty item) is being bound by using the ItemType property.

For more information about how to handle events, see NIB: Consuming Events.

The following example shows how to use the ItemDataBound event.

<%@ Page Language="VB" %>

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

<script runat="server">

    Protected Sub ContactsListView_ItemDataBound(ByVal sender As Object, _
                                                 ByVal e As ListViewItemEventArgs)

        If e.Item.ItemType = ListViewItemType.DataItem Then
            ' Display the e-mail address in italics.
            Dim EmailAddressLabel As Label = _
              CType(e.Item.FindControl("EmailAddressLabel"), Label)
            EmailAddressLabel.Font.Italic = True

            Dim rowView As System.Data.DataRowView
            rowView = CType(e.Item.DataItem, System.Data.DataRowView)
            Dim currentEmailAddress As String = rowView("EmailAddress").ToString()
            If currentEmailAddress = "" Then
                EmailAddressLabel.Font.Bold = True
            End If
        End If

    End Sub


<html xmlns="">
<head id="Head1" runat="server">
    <title>ListView ItemDataBound Example</title>
<body style="font: 10pt Trebuchet MS">
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
        ListView ItemDataBound Example</h3>
    <asp:ListView ID="ContactsListView" DataSourceID="ContactsDataSource" ConvertEmptyStringToNull="true"
        OnItemDataBound="ContactsListView_ItemDataBound" runat="server">
          <table cellpadding="2" width="680px" border="0">
            <tr style="background-color: #ADD8E6" runat="server">
                <th runat="server">First Name</th>
                <th runat="server">Last Name</th>
                <th runat="server">E-mail Address</th>
            <tr runat="server" id="itemPlaceholder" />
          <asp:DataPager runat="server" ID="PeopleDataPager" PageSize="12">
              <asp:NumericPagerField ButtonCount="10" /> 
          <tr style="background-color: #CAEEFF" runat="server">
              <asp:Label ID="FirstNameLabel" runat="server" Text='<%#Eval("FirstName") %>' />
              <asp:Label ID="LastNameLabel" runat="server" Text='<%#Eval("LastName") %>' />
              <asp:Label ID="EmailAddressLabel" runat="server" Text='<%#Eval("EmailAddress") %>' />
    <!-- This example uses Microsoft SQL Server and connects      -->
    <!-- to the AdventureWorks sample database. Use an ASP.NET    -->
    <!-- expression to retrieve the connection string value       -->
    <!-- from the Web.config file.                                -->
    <asp:SqlDataSource ID="ContactsDataSource" runat="server" ConnectionString="<%$ ConnectionStrings:AdventureWorksConnectionString %>"
        SelectCommand="SELECT FirstName, LastName, EmailAddress FROM SalesLT.Customer">

.NET Framework
Available since 3.5
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