TableCell Class

Represents a cell in a Table control.

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

public class TableCell : WebControl
/** @attribute BindableAttribute(false) */ 
public class TableCell extends WebControl
public class TableCell extends WebControl

The TableCell class represents a cell in a Table control. You can use the Text property to specify or determine the contents of the cell.

The TableCell class allows you to control how the contents of the cell are displayed. The alignment of the contents in the cell are specified by setting the HorizontalAlign and VerticalAlign properties. You can use the Wrap property to specify whether the contents of the cell wrap in the cell.

You can also specify how many rows or columns in the table, represented by a Table control, are occupied by an individual cell. The RowSpan and ColumnSpan properties control how many rows and columns are used, respectively.

Caution noteCaution

This control can be used to display user input, which might include malicious client script. Check any information that is sent from a client for executable script, SQL statements, or other code before displaying it in your application. ASP.NET provides an input request validation feature to block script and HTML in user input. Validation server controls are also provided to assess user input. For more information, see Securing Standard ControlsHow to: Protect Against Script Exploits in a Web Application by Applying HTML Encoding to Strings, and Validating User Input in ASP.NET Web Pages.

The following code example demonstrates how to create a table, add elements to the table programmatically, and display the table on the Web page. Note how TableCell controls are instantiated and their property values are set.


The following code sample uses the single-file code model and may not work correctly if copied directly into a code-behind file. This code sample must be copied into an empty text file that has an .aspx extension. For more information on the Web Forms code model, see ASP.NET Web Page Code Model.

<%@ Page language="C#" AutoEventWireup="true" %>
<%@ Import Namespace="System.Drawing" %>

        <script runat="server">
            private void Page_Load(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
                // Create a TableItemStyle object that can be
                // set as the default style for all cells
                // in the table.
                TableItemStyle tableStyle = new TableItemStyle();
                tableStyle.HorizontalAlign = HorizontalAlign.Center;
                tableStyle.VerticalAlign = VerticalAlign.Middle;
                tableStyle.Width = Unit.Pixel(100);

                // Create more rows for the table.
                for (int i = 2; i < 10; i++)
                    TableRow tempRow = new TableRow();
                    for (int j = 0; j < 3; j++)
                        TableCell tempCell = new TableCell();
                        tempCell.Text = "(" + i + "," + j + ")";

                // Apply the TableItemStyle to all rows in the table.
                foreach (TableRow r in Table1.Rows)
                    foreach (TableCell c in r.Cells)

                // Create a header for the table.
                TableHeaderCell header = new TableHeaderCell();
                header.RowSpan = 1;
                header.ColumnSpan = 3;
                header.Text = "Table of (x,y) Values";
                header.Font.Bold = true;
                header.BackColor = Color.Gray;
                header.HorizontalAlign = HorizontalAlign.Center;
                header.VerticalAlign = VerticalAlign.Middle;

                // Add the header to a new row.
                TableRow headerRow = new TableRow();

                // Add the header row to the table.
                Table1.Rows.AddAt(0, headerRow);  

        <form runat="server">
            <h1>TableCell Example</h1>
            <asp:table id="Table1" runat="server" CellPadding="3" CellSpacing="3">
                    <asp:TableCell Text="(0,0)"></asp:TableCell>
                    <asp:TableCell Text="(0,1)"></asp:TableCell>
                    <asp:TableCell Text="(0,2)"></asp:TableCell>
                    <asp:TableCell Text="(1,0)"></asp:TableCell>
                    <asp:TableCell Text="(1,1)"></asp:TableCell>
                    <asp:TableCell Text="(1,2)"></asp:TableCell>

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Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0