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ListView.SelectedItemTemplate Property

Gets or sets the custom content for the selected item in a ListView control.

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

[<TemplateContainerAttribute(typeof(ListViewDataItem), BindingDirection.TwoWay)>]
abstract SelectedItemTemplate : ITemplate with get, set
[<TemplateContainerAttribute(typeof(ListViewDataItem), BindingDirection.TwoWay)>]
override SelectedItemTemplate : ITemplate with get, set

Property Value

Type: System.Web.UI.ITemplate
An object that contains the custom content for the selected item in a ListView control. The default is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic), which indicates that this property is not set.

Use the SelectedItemTemplate property to define a custom user interface (UI) for the selected item in a ListView control. The SelectedItemTemplate is usually used to differentiate the selected item from the other displayed items. SelectedItemTemplate is rendered instead of the ItemTemplate template for the selected item.

To specify the custom template declaratively, add a SelectedItemTemplate element inside the ListView control. You can then add the contents of the template to the SelectedItemTemplate element. To display the field values of the data source that is bound to the control, use a data-binding expression. For more information, see Data-Binding Expressions Overview.

You can also add buttons to the SelectedItemTemplate. To create buttons that perform the built-in delete or edit operations, add a button control to the template and set its CommandName property to one of the values listed in the following table.

Button type

CommandName value





The following example shows how to use the SelectedItemTemplate property to define the contents of the selected item in the ListView control.

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.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5
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