Orientation Enumeration
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Orientation Enumeration


Specifies the general layout of items within a composite control.

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

public enum Orientation

Member nameDescription

Lays out the elements of the control in a horizontal manner. Most controls are side-by-side, with very little stacking of controls.


Lays out the elements of the control in a vertical manner. Most controls are stacked, with few controls side-by-side.

The following code example shows the results of applying different Orientation enumeration settings to the Login control.

<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="False"%>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<script runat="server">
    void changeOrientation_Click(object sender, EventArgs e) 
        if (Login1.Orientation == Orientation.Vertical)
            Login1.Orientation = Orientation.Horizontal;
            Login1.Orientation = Orientation.Vertical;


<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
    <head runat="server">
    <title>ASP.NET Example</title>
        <form id="form1" runat="server">
            <table style="text-align:center; border-width:1">
                        <asp:Login id="Login1" runat="server" Orientation="Vertical" CreateUserText="Create a new user..."
                            CreateUserUrl="newUser.aspx" HelpPageText="Help logging in..." HelpPageUrl="help.aspx"
                            PasswordRecoveryText="Recover your password..." PasswordRecoveryUrl="getPass.aspx"></asp:Login>
                    <td align="center">
                        <asp:Button id="changeOrientation" Text="Change Orientration" runat="Server" OnClick="changeOrientation_Click"></asp:Button>

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