RadioButton.GroupName Property


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Gets or sets the name of the group that the radio button belongs to.

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

public virtual string GroupName { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String

The name of the group that the radio button belongs to. The default is an empty string ("").

Use the GroupName property to specify a grouping of radio buttons to create a mutually exclusive set of controls. You can use the GroupName property when only one selection is possible from a list of available options.

When this property is set, only one RadioButton in the specified group can be selected at a time.

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.

The following code example illustrates how to set the GroupName property programmatically.

<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="True" %>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
<html xmlns="" >
    <title>Panel Example</title>
<script language="C#" runat="server">

       void Button1_Click(Object sender, EventArgs e) {
          if (Radio3.GroupName == "RegularMenu") {
             Radio3.GroupName = "vegetarianMenu";
             Radio3.BackColor = System.Drawing.Color.LightGreen;
          else {
            Radio3.GroupName = "RegularMenu";
            Radio3.BackColor = System.Drawing.Color.Pink;


     <h3>Panel Example</h3>

     <form id="form1" runat="server">

        <asp:Label id="Label1" BackColor="Pink" Text="RegularMenu" runat="server"/>

        <asp:Label id="Label2" BackColor="LightGreen" Text="vegetarianMenu" runat="server"/>
        <br />

        <asp:RadioButton id="Radio1" GroupName="RegularMenu"
             Text="Beef" BackColor="Pink" runat="server"/>

        <br />
        <asp:RadioButton id="Radio2" GroupName="RegularMenu"
             Text="Pork" BackColor="Pink" runat="server"/>

        <br />
        <asp:RadioButton id="Radio3" GroupName="RegularMenu"
             Text="Fish" BackColor="Pink" runat="server"/>

        <br />
        <asp:RadioButton id="Radio4" GroupName="vegetarianMenu"
             Text="Mushroom" BackColor="LightGreen" runat="server"/>

        <br />
        <asp:RadioButton id="Radio5" GroupName="vegetarianMenu"
             Text="Tofu" BackColor="LightGreen" runat="server"/>

        <br />
        <asp:Button id="Button1" OnClick="Button1_Click"
             Text="Regroup the radio buttons" runat="server"/>



.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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