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SiteMapPath.RootNodeStyle Property

Gets the style for the root node display text.

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

public Style RootNodeStyle { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Web.UI.WebControls.Style
The Style that contains the style settings for the SiteMapPath control root node display text.

Use the RootNodeStyle property to control the appearance of the display text for the root node of the navigation path. By default, the display text is that specified in the Title property of the SiteMapNode that represents the page. Common style settings include custom background color, foreground color, font properties, and node spacing.

For SiteMapPath nodes, style properties are merged into a single style, in the following order:

  1. NodeStyle

  2. CurrentNodeStyle or RootNodeStyle, depending on the node type.


If you set the node font style to a strikeout or overline style, the default underline style of the node is not displayed unless it is explicitly set to true.

If a RootNodeTemplate property is defined, the RootNodeStyle property is ignored.

The following code example demonstrates how to declaratively set the RootNodeStyle attributes on a SiteMapPath control.

Security noteSecurity Note:

This example has a text box that accepts user input, which is a potential security threat. By default, ASP.NET Web pages validate that user input does not include script or HTML elements. For more information, see Script Exploits Overview.

<%@ Page language="c#"%>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "">
<html xmlns="" >
  <head runat="server">
    <title>ASP.NET Example</title>
    <form id="Form1" method="post" runat="server">

      <p><asp:SiteMapPath runat="server" ID="SiteMapPath1"
            RootNodeStyle-Font-Names="Arial Black"

                Enter your customer service issue in the space
                provided below, and we will get back to you as
                soon as possible.</asp:Label></p>

      <p><asp:TextBox id="TextBox1" runat="server"
          Width="448px" Height="96px"></asp:TextBox></p>

      <p><asp:Button id="Button1" runat="server"
          Width="112px" Text="Submit"></asp:Button></p>

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0