BoundField.NullDisplayText BoundField.NullDisplayText BoundField.NullDisplayText BoundField.NullDisplayText Property

Definition

Gets or sets the caption displayed for a field when the field's value is null.

public:
 virtual property System::String ^ NullDisplayText { System::String ^ get(); void set(System::String ^ value); };
public virtual string NullDisplayText { get; set; }
member this.NullDisplayText : string with get, set
Public Overridable Property NullDisplayText As String
Property Value

The caption displayed for a field when the field's value is null. The default is an empty string (""), which indicates that this property is not set.

Examples

The following code example demonstrates how to use the NullDisplayText property to specify a custom caption to display for null field values.


<%@ Page language="C#" %>

<!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>BoundField NullDisplayText Example</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
        
      <h3>BoundField NullDisplayText Example</h3>

      <asp:gridview id="DiscountsGridView" 
        datasourceid="DiscountsSqlDataSource" 
        autogeneratecolumns="false"
        runat="server">
                
        <columns>
                
          <asp:boundfield datafield="discounttype"
            nulldisplaytext="No Data"
            headertext="Discount Type"/>
                  
          <asp:boundfield datafield="stor_id"
            nulldisplaytext="No Data"
            headertext="Store ID"/> 
                    
          <asp:boundfield datafield="lowqty"
            nulldisplaytext="No Data"
            headertext="Low Quantity"/>
                    
          <asp:boundfield datafield="highqty"
            nulldisplaytext="No Data"
            headertext="High Quantity"/>
                    
          <asp:boundfield datafield="discount"
            nulldisplaytext="No Data"
            dataformatstring="{0:F4}%" 
            itemstyle-horizontalalign="Right" 
            headertext="Discount"/>     
                
        </columns>
                
      </asp:gridview>
            
      <!-- This example uses Microsoft SQL Server and connects -->
      <!-- to the Pubs sample database.                        -->
      <asp:sqldatasource id="DiscountsSqlDataSource"  
        selectcommand="SELECT [discounttype], [stor_id], [lowqty], [highqty], [discount] FROM [discounts]"
        connectionstring="<%$ ConnectionStrings:PubsConnectionString%>"
        runat="server">
      </asp:sqldatasource>
            
    </form>
  </body>
</html>


<%@ Page language="VB" %>

<!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>BoundField NullDisplayText Example</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
        
      <h3>BoundField NullDisplayText Example</h3>

      <asp:gridview id="DiscountsGridView" 
        datasourceid="DiscountsSqlDataSource" 
        autogeneratecolumns="false"
        runat="server">
                
        <columns>
                
          <asp:boundfield datafield="discounttype"
            nulldisplaytext="No Data"
            headertext="Discount Type"/>
                  
          <asp:boundfield datafield="stor_id"
            nulldisplaytext="No Data"
            headertext="Store ID"/> 
                    
          <asp:boundfield datafield="lowqty"
            nulldisplaytext="No Data"
            headertext="Low Quantity"/>
                    
          <asp:boundfield datafield="highqty"
            nulldisplaytext="No Data"
            headertext="High Quantity"/>
                    
          <asp:boundfield datafield="discount"
            nulldisplaytext="No Data"
            dataformatstring="{0:F4}%" 
            itemstyle-horizontalalign="Right" 
            headertext="Discount"/>     
                
        </columns>
                
      </asp:gridview>
            
      <!-- This example uses Microsoft SQL Server and connects -->
      <!-- to the Pubs sample database.                        -->
      <asp:sqldatasource id="DiscountsSqlDataSource"  
        selectcommand="SELECT [discounttype], [stor_id], [lowqty], [highqty], [discount] FROM [discounts]"
        connectionstring="<%$ ConnectionStrings:PubsConnectionString%>"
        runat="server">
      </asp:sqldatasource>
            
    </form>
  </body>
</html>

Remarks

Sometimes a field's value is stored as null in the data source. You can specify a custom caption to display for fields that have a null value by setting the NullDisplayText property. If this property is not set, null field values are displayed as empty strings (""). When a record is being updated or inserted in a data-bound control, if the user enters the value specified by this property (other than an empty string) for a field in a data-bound control, that value is automatically converted to null in the data source.

Note

To convert an empty string field value to a null value, set the ConvertEmptyStringToNull property to true.

Applies to

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