BoundField.HtmlEncodeFormatString Property


Gets or sets a value that indicates whether text that is created by applying the DataFormatString property to the BoundField value should be HTML encoded when it is displayed.

 virtual property bool HtmlEncodeFormatString { bool get(); void set(bool value); };
public virtual bool HtmlEncodeFormatString { get; set; }
member this.HtmlEncodeFormatString : bool with get, set
Public Overridable Property HtmlEncodeFormatString As Boolean

Property Value

true if the text should be HTML-encoded; otherwise, false. The default is true.


HTML-encoding values can help prevent cross-site scripting attacks and malicious content from being displayed. HTML encoding is also useful when you want to display HTML code in the browser, such as displaying the string "<br/>" instead of inserting a line break (<br/> element) in the page.


This property is new in ASP.NET 3.5. Setting this property to false restores the default behavior of the DataFormatString property in versions of ASP.NET earlier than 3.5. For more information, see the DataFormatString property.

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