AutoGeneratedField.DataType AutoGeneratedField.DataType AutoGeneratedField.DataType AutoGeneratedField.DataType Property

Definition

Gets or sets the data type of the values displayed in an AutoGeneratedField object.

public:
 property Type ^ DataType { Type ^ get(); void set(Type ^ value); };
public Type DataType { get; set; }
member this.DataType : Type with get, set
Public Property DataType As Type

Property Value

A Type that represents the data type of the value displayed in an AutoGeneratedField object. The default is String.

Examples

The following example demonstrates how to use the DataType property to specify the data type of the field values when programmatically creating an AutoGeneratedField object in a custom control that derives from the DetailsView control.


using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.ComponentModel;
using System.Text;
using System.Web.UI;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls;
using System.Security.Permissions;
using System.Web;

namespace Samples.AspNet.CS.Controls
{
      
    [AspNetHostingPermission(SecurityAction.Demand, Level=AspNetHostingPermissionLevel.Minimal)]
    [AspNetHostingPermission(SecurityAction.InheritanceDemand, Level=AspNetHostingPermissionLevel.Minimal)]
    public class SimpleCustomControl : DetailsView
    {

        protected override AutoGeneratedField CreateAutoGeneratedRow(AutoGeneratedFieldProperties fieldProperties) 
        {

            // Create an AutoGeneratedField object.
            AutoGeneratedField field = new AutoGeneratedField(fieldProperties.DataField);

            // Set the properties of the AutoGeneratedField using
            // the values from the AutoGeneratedFieldProperties 
            // object contained in the fieldProperties parameter.
            ((IStateManager)field).TrackViewState();
            field.HeaderText = fieldProperties.Name;
            field.SortExpression = fieldProperties.Name;
            field.ReadOnly = fieldProperties.IsReadOnly;
            field.DataType = fieldProperties.Type;

            return field;
        }
        
    }
}


Imports System.ComponentModel
Imports System.Web.UI
Imports System.Web.UI.WebControls
Imports System.Security.Permissions
Imports System.Web

Namespace Samples.AspNet.VB.Controls

    <AspNetHostingPermission(SecurityAction.Demand, Level:=AspNetHostingPermissionLevel.Minimal), AspNetHostingPermission(SecurityAction.InheritanceDemand, Level:=AspNetHostingPermissionLevel.Minimal)> Public Class SimpleCustomControl
        Inherits System.Web.UI.WebControls.DetailsView

        Protected Overrides Function CreateAutoGeneratedRow(ByVal fieldProperties As AutoGeneratedFieldProperties) As AutoGeneratedField

            ' Create an AutoGeneratedField object.
            Dim field As New AutoGeneratedField(fieldProperties.DataField)

            ' Set the properties of the AutoGeneratedField using
            ' the values from the AutoGeneratedFieldProperties 
            ' object contained in the fieldProperties parameter.
            CType(field, IStateManager).TrackViewState()
            field.HeaderText = fieldProperties.Name
            field.SortExpression = fieldProperties.Name
            field.ReadOnly = fieldProperties.IsReadOnly
            field.DataType = fieldProperties.Type

            Return field

        End Function

    End Class

End Namespace

Remarks

Use the DataType property to specify the data type of the values displayed in an AutoGeneratedField object. The data type determines what type of control is rendered in an AutoGeneratedField object to display the value. For example, a check box control is displayed when the type is Boolean.

Applies to

See also