CheckBoxList.CellSpacing Property

Definition

Gets or sets the distance (in pixels) between cells.

public:
 virtual property int CellSpacing { int get(); void set(int value); };
[System.ComponentModel.Bindable(true)]
public virtual int CellSpacing { get; set; }
member this.CellSpacing : int with get, set
Public Overridable Property CellSpacing As Integer

Property Value

The distance (in pixels) between cells. The default is -1, which indicates that this property is not set.

Attributes

Examples

The following code example demonstrates how to use the CellSpacing property to specify that the cell spacing for the CheckBoxList control is 5 pixels.

Note

The following code samples use the single-file code model and may not work correctly if copied directly into a code-behind file. Each 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 Forms Page Code Model.

<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="True" %>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
<head>
    <title>CheckBoxList Example</title>
<script language="C#" runat="server">

   void Check_Clicked(Object sender, EventArgs e) 
   {
      Message.Text = "Selected Item(s):<br /><br />";
      for (int i = 0; i < CheckBoxList1.Items.Count; i++)
      {
         if (CheckBoxList1.Items[i].Selected)
            Message.Text += CheckBoxList1.Items[i].Text + "<br />";
      }
   }

</script>
 
</head>
<body>
   
   <form id="form1" action="CheckBoxList.aspx" method="post" runat="server">
 
      <h3>CheckBoxList Example</h3>

      <asp:CheckBoxList id="CheckBoxList1" 
           AutoPostBack="True"
           CellPadding="5"
           CellSpacing="5"
           RepeatColumns="2"
           RepeatDirection="Vertical"
           RepeatLayout="Flow"
           TextAlign="Right"
           OnSelectedIndexChanged="Check_Clicked"
           runat="server">
 
         <asp:ListItem>Item 1</asp:ListItem>
         <asp:ListItem>Item 2</asp:ListItem>
         <asp:ListItem>Item 3</asp:ListItem>
         <asp:ListItem>Item 4</asp:ListItem>
         <asp:ListItem>Item 5</asp:ListItem>
         <asp:ListItem>Item 6</asp:ListItem>
 
      </asp:CheckBoxList>
 
      <br /><br />

      <asp:label id="Message" runat="server"/>
             
   </form>
          
</body>
</html>
<%@ Page Language="VB" AutoEventWireup="True" %>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
<head>
    <title>CheckBoxList Example</title>
<script language="VB" runat="server">

   Sub Check_Clicked(sender As Object, e As EventArgs)
      Dim i As Integer
      Message.Text = "Selected Item(s):<br /><br />"
      For i = 0 To CheckBoxList1.Items.Count - 1
         If checkboxlist1.Items(i).Selected Then
            Message.Text += checkboxlist1.Items(i).Text + "<br />"
         End If
      Next
   End Sub

</script>
 
</head>
<body>
   
   <form id="form1" action="CheckBoxList.aspx" method="post" runat="server">
 
      <h3>CheckBoxList Example</h3>

      <asp:CheckBoxList id="CheckBoxList1" 
           AutoPostBack="True"
           CellPadding="5"
           CellSpacing="5"
           RepeatColumns="2"
           RepeatDirection="Vertical"
           RepeatLayout="Flow"
           TextAlign="Right"
           OnSelectedIndexChanged="Check_Clicked"
           runat="server">
 
         <asp:ListItem>Item 1</asp:ListItem>
         <asp:ListItem>Item 2</asp:ListItem>
         <asp:ListItem>Item 3</asp:ListItem>
         <asp:ListItem>Item 4</asp:ListItem>
         <asp:ListItem>Item 5</asp:ListItem>
         <asp:ListItem>Item 6</asp:ListItem>
 
      </asp:CheckBoxList>
 
      <br /><br />

      <asp:label id="Message" runat="server"/>
             
   </form>
          
</body>
</html>

<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="True" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >

<head runat="server">
    <title> CheckBoxList CellPadding and CellSpacing Example </title>
<script runat="server">

      void Check_Clicked(Object sender, EventArgs e) 
      {

         Message.Text = "Selected Item(s):<br /><br />";

         // Iterate through the Items collection of the CheckBoxList 
         // control and display the selected items.
         for (int i=0; i<checkboxlist1.Items.Count; i++)
         {

            if (checkboxlist1.Items[i].Selected)
            {

               Message.Text += checkboxlist1.Items[i].Text + "<br />";

            }

         }

      }

      void Index_Change(Object sender, EventArgs e) 
      {

         // Set the cell padding and cell spacing based on the selection
         // from the drop-down list controls. Notice that cell padding and 
         // cell spacing only applies when the RepeatLayout property is set
         // to RepeatLayout.Table.
         checkboxlist1.CellPadding = CellPaddingList.SelectedIndex;
         checkboxlist1.CellSpacing = CellSpacingList.SelectedIndex;

      }

   </script>
 
</head>

<body>
   
   <form id="form1" runat="server">
 
      <h3> CheckBoxList CellPadding and CellSpacing Example </h3>

      Select items from the CheckBoxList.

      <br /><br />

      <asp:CheckBoxList id="checkboxlist1" 
           AutoPostBack="True"
           CellPadding="5"
           CellSpacing="5"
           RepeatColumns="2"
           RepeatDirection="Vertical"
           RepeatLayout="Table"
           TextAlign="Right"
           OnSelectedIndexChanged="Check_Clicked"
           runat="server">
 
         <asp:ListItem>Item 1</asp:ListItem>
         <asp:ListItem>Item 2</asp:ListItem>
         <asp:ListItem>Item 3</asp:ListItem>
         <asp:ListItem>Item 4</asp:ListItem>
         <asp:ListItem>Item 5</asp:ListItem>
         <asp:ListItem>Item 6</asp:ListItem>
 
      </asp:CheckBoxList>
 
      <br /><br />

      <asp:label id="Message" runat="server" 
      AssociatedControlID="checkboxlist1"/>

      <hr />

      Select different values for the cell padding and cell spacing.

      <table cellpadding="5">

         <tr>

            <td>

               CellPadding:

            </td>

            <td>

               CellSpacing:

            </td>

         </tr>

         <tr>

            <td>

               <asp:DropDownList id="CellPaddingList"
                    AutoPostBack="True"
                    OnSelectedIndexChanged="Index_Change"
                    runat="server">

                  <asp:ListItem>0</asp:ListItem>
                  <asp:ListItem>1</asp:ListItem>
                  <asp:ListItem>2</asp:ListItem>
                  <asp:ListItem>3</asp:ListItem>
                  <asp:ListItem>4</asp:ListItem>
                  <asp:ListItem Selected="True">5</asp:ListItem>

               </asp:DropDownList>

            </td>

            <td>

               <asp:DropDownList id="CellSpacingList"
                    AutoPostBack="True"
                    OnSelectedIndexChanged="Index_Change"
                    runat="server">

                  <asp:ListItem>0</asp:ListItem>
                  <asp:ListItem>1</asp:ListItem>
                  <asp:ListItem>2</asp:ListItem>
                  <asp:ListItem>3</asp:ListItem>
                  <asp:ListItem>4</asp:ListItem>
                  <asp:ListItem Selected="True">5</asp:ListItem>

               </asp:DropDownList>

            </td>

         </tr>

      </table>
             
   </form>
          
</body>

</html>


<%@ Page Language="VB" AutoEventWireup="True" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >

<head runat="server">
    <title> CheckBoxList CellPadding and CellSpacing Example </title>
<script runat="server">

      Sub Check_Clicked(sender as Object, e As EventArgs) 

         Message.Text = "Selected Item(s):<br /><br />"

         ' Iterate through the Items collection of the CheckBoxList 
         ' control and display the selected items.
         Dim i As Integer

         For i=0 To checkboxlist1.Items.Count - 1

            If checkboxlist1.Items(i).Selected Then

               Message.Text &= checkboxlist1.Items(i).Text & "<br />"

            End If

         Next

      End Sub

      Sub Index_Change(sender as Object, e As EventArgs) 

         ' Set the cell padding and cell spacing based on the selection
         ' from the drop down-list controls. Notice that cell padding and 
         ' cell spacing only applies when the RepeatLayout property is set
         ' to RepeatLayout.Table.
         checkboxlist1.CellPadding = CellPaddingList.SelectedIndex
         checkboxlist1.CellSpacing = CellSpacingList.SelectedIndex

      End Sub

   </script>
 
</head>

<body>
   
   <form id="form1" runat="server">
 
      <h3> CheckBoxList CellPadding and CellSpacing Example </h3>

      Select items from the CheckBoxList.

      <br /><br />

      <asp:CheckBoxList id="checkboxlist1" 
           AutoPostBack="True"
           CellPadding="5"
           CellSpacing="5"
           RepeatColumns="2"
           RepeatDirection="Vertical"
           RepeatLayout="Table"
           TextAlign="Right"
           OnSelectedIndexChanged="Check_Clicked"
           runat="server">
 
         <asp:ListItem>Item 1</asp:ListItem>
         <asp:ListItem>Item 2</asp:ListItem>
         <asp:ListItem>Item 3</asp:ListItem>
         <asp:ListItem>Item 4</asp:ListItem>
         <asp:ListItem>Item 5</asp:ListItem>
         <asp:ListItem>Item 6</asp:ListItem>
 
      </asp:CheckBoxList>
 
      <br /><br />

      <asp:label id="Message" runat="server"/>

      <hr />

      Select different values for the cell padding and cell spacing.

      <table cellpadding="5">

         <tr>

            <td>

               CellPadding:

            </td>

            <td>

               CellSpacing:

            </td>

         </tr>

         <tr>

            <td>

               <asp:DropDownList id="CellPaddingList"
                    AutoPostBack="True"
                    OnSelectedIndexChanged="Index_Change"
                    runat="server">

                  <asp:ListItem>0</asp:ListItem>
                  <asp:ListItem>1</asp:ListItem>
                  <asp:ListItem>2</asp:ListItem>
                  <asp:ListItem>3</asp:ListItem>
                  <asp:ListItem>4</asp:ListItem>
                  <asp:ListItem Selected="True">5</asp:ListItem>

               </asp:DropDownList>

            </td>

            <td>

               <asp:DropDownList id="CellSpacingList"
                    AutoPostBack="True"
                    OnSelectedIndexChanged="Index_Change"
                    runat="server">

                  <asp:ListItem>0</asp:ListItem>
                  <asp:ListItem>1</asp:ListItem>
                  <asp:ListItem>2</asp:ListItem>
                  <asp:ListItem>3</asp:ListItem>
                  <asp:ListItem>4</asp:ListItem>
                  <asp:ListItem Selected="True">5</asp:ListItem>

               </asp:DropDownList>

            </td>

         </tr>

      </table>
             
   </form>
          
</body>

</html>

Remarks

Use this property to control the spacing between individual cells in the CheckBoxList control. This property is applied both vertically and horizontally.

Applies to

See also