ButtonColumn.Text ButtonColumn.Text ButtonColumn.Text ButtonColumn.Text Property

Definition

Gets or sets the caption that is displayed in the buttons of the ButtonColumn object.

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

Property Value

The caption displayed in the buttons of the ButtonColumn. The default is an empty string ("").

Examples

The following code example demonstrates how to use the Text property to specify the caption for the buttons in the ButtonColumn object.

<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="True" %>
<%@ Import Namespace="System.Data" %>
 
<!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" >
   <script language="C#" runat="server">
 
      DataTable Cart;
      DataView CartView;
 
      ICollection CreateDataSource() 
      {
         DataTable dt = new DataTable();
         DataRow dr;
 
         dt.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("IntegerValue", typeof(Int32)));
         dt.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("StringValue", typeof(string)));
         dt.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("CurrencyValue", typeof(double)));
 
         for (int i = 0; i < 9; i++) 
         {
            dr = dt.NewRow();
 
            dr[0] = i;
            dr[1] = "Item " + i.ToString();
            dr[2] = 1.23 * (i + 1);
 
            dt.Rows.Add(dr);
         }
 
         DataView dv = new DataView(dt);
         return dv;
      }
 
      void Page_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e) 
      {
     
         if (Session["DG4_ShoppingCart"] == null) 
         {
            Cart = new DataTable();
            Cart.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("Item", typeof(string)));
            Cart.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("Price", typeof(string)));
            Session["DG4_ShoppingCart"] = Cart;
         }

         else 
         {
            Cart = (DataTable)Session["DG4_ShoppingCart"];
         }    

         CartView = new DataView(Cart);
         ShoppingCart.DataSource = CartView;
         ShoppingCart.DataBind();
 
         if (!IsPostBack) 
         {
            // Load this data only once.
            ItemsGrid.DataSource= CreateDataSource();
            ItemsGrid.DataBind();
         }
      }
 
      void Grid_CartCommand(Object sender, DataGridCommandEventArgs e) 
      {
     
         DataRow dr = Cart.NewRow();
         
         // e.Item is the table row where the command is raised.
         // For bound columns, the value is stored in the Text property of a TableCell.
         TableCell itemCell = e.Item.Cells[2];
         TableCell priceCell = e.Item.Cells[3];
         string item = itemCell.Text;
         string price = priceCell.Text;
          
         if (((Button)e.CommandSource).CommandName == "AddToCart") 
         {
            dr[0] = item;
            dr[1] = price;
            Cart.Rows.Add(dr);
         }

         else 
         {  // Remove from Cart.
         
            CartView.RowFilter = "Item='" + item + "'";
            if (CartView.Count > 0) 
            {     
               CartView.Delete(0);
            }
            CartView.RowFilter = "";
         }

         ShoppingCart.DataBind();
 
      }
 
 
   </script>
 
<head runat="server">
    <title>ButtonColumn Example</title>
</head>
<body>
 
   <form id="form1" runat="server">
 
   <h3>ButtonColumn Example</h3>
 
   <table cellpadding="5">
      <tr valign="top">
         <td>
 
            <b>Product List</b>
 
            <asp:DataGrid id="ItemsGrid"
                 BorderColor="black"
                 BorderWidth="1"
                 CellPadding="3"
                 AutoGenerateColumns="false"
                 OnItemCommand="Grid_CartCommand"
                 runat="server">

               <HeaderStyle BackColor="#00aaaa">
               </HeaderStyle>
 
               <Columns>
 
                  <asp:ButtonColumn 
                       HeaderText="Add to cart" 
                       ButtonType="PushButton" 
                       Text="Add" 
                       CommandName="AddToCart" />
 
                  <asp:ButtonColumn 
                       HeaderText="Remove from cart" 
                       ButtonType="PushButton" 
                       Text="Remove" 
                       CommandName="RemoveFromCart" />
 
                  <asp:BoundColumn 
                       HeaderText="Item" 
                       DataField="StringValue"/>

                  <asp:BoundColumn 
                       HeaderText="Price" 
                       DataField="CurrencyValue" 
                       DataFormatString="{0:c}">

                     <ItemStyle HorizontalAlign="right">
                     </ItemStyle>

                  </asp:BoundColumn>   
 
               </Columns>
 
            </asp:DataGrid>
 
         </td>
         <td>
 
            <b>Shopping Cart</b>
 
            <asp:DataGrid id="ShoppingCart" 
                 runat="server"
                 BorderColor="black"
                 BorderWidth="1"
                 GridLines="Both"
                 ShowFooter="false"
                 CellPadding="3"
                 CellSpacing="0">

               <HeaderStyle BackColor="#00aaaa">
               </HeaderStyle>

            </asp:DataGrid> 
 
         </td>
      </tr>
 
   </table>
 
   </form>
 
</body>
</html>

<%@ Page Language="VB" AutoEventWireup="True" %>
<%@ Import Namespace="System.Data" %>
 
<!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" >
   <script language="VB" runat="server">
        Dim Cart As DataTable
        Dim CartView As DataView

        Function CreateDataSource() As ICollection
            Dim dt As New DataTable()
            Dim dr As DataRow
            
            dt.Columns.Add(New DataColumn("IntegerValue", GetType(Int32)))
            dt.Columns.Add(New DataColumn("StringValue", GetType(String)))
            dt.Columns.Add(New DataColumn("CurrencyValue", GetType(Double)))
            
            Dim i As Integer
            For i = 0 To 8
                dr = dt.NewRow()
                
                dr(0) = i
                dr(1) = "Item " + i.ToString()
                dr(2) = 1.23 *(i + 1)
                
                dt.Rows.Add(dr)
            Next i
            
            Dim dv As New DataView(dt)
            CreateDataSource = dv
        End Function

        Sub Page_Load (sender As Object, e As EventArgs)
            If Session("DG4_ShoppingCart") Is Nothing Then
                Cart = New DataTable()
                Cart.Columns.Add(New DataColumn("Item", GetType(String)))
                Cart.Columns.Add(New DataColumn("Price", GetType(String)))
                Session("DG4_ShoppingCart") = Cart
            
            Else
                Cart = CType(Session("DG4_ShoppingCart"), DataTable)
            End If
            
            CartView = New DataView(Cart)
            ShoppingCart.DataSource = CartView
            ShoppingCart.DataBind()
            
            If Not IsPostBack Then
                ' Load this data only once.
                ItemsGrid.DataSource = CreateDataSource()
                ItemsGrid.DataBind()
            End If
        End Sub

        Sub Grid_CartCommand(sender As Object, e As DataGridCommandEventArgs)
            Dim dr As DataRow = Cart.NewRow()
            
            ' e.Item is the table row where the command is raised.
            ' For bound columns, the value is stored in the Text property of the TableCell.
            Dim itemCell As TableCell = e.Item.Cells(2)
            Dim priceCell As TableCell = e.Item.Cells(3)
            Dim item As String = itemCell.Text
            Dim price As String = priceCell.Text
            
            If CType(e.CommandSource, Button).CommandName = "AddToCart" Then
                dr(0) = item
                dr(1) = price
                Cart.Rows.Add(dr)
            
            Else 

                ' Remove from Cart.
                CartView.RowFilter = "Item" + ChrW(61) + "'" + item + "'"
                If CartView.Count > 0 Then
                    CartView.Delete(0)
                End If
                CartView.RowFilter = ""
            End If
            
            ShoppingCart.DataBind()
        End Sub 
  </script>
 
<head runat="server">
    <title>ButtonColumn Example</title>
</head>
<body>
 
   <form id="form1" runat="server">
 
   <h3>ButtonColumn Example</h3>
 
   <table cellpadding="5">
      <tr valign="top">
         <td>
 
            <b>Product List</b>
 
            <asp:DataGrid id="ItemsGrid"
                 BorderColor="black"
                 BorderWidth="1"
                 CellPadding="3"
                 AutoGenerateColumns="false"
                 OnItemCommand="Grid_CartCommand"
                 runat="server">

               <HeaderStyle BackColor="#00aaaa">
               </HeaderStyle>
 
               <Columns>
 
                  <asp:ButtonColumn 
                       HeaderText="Add to cart" 
                       ButtonType="PushButton" 
                       Text="Add" 
                       CommandName="AddToCart" />
 
                  <asp:ButtonColumn 
                       HeaderText="Remove from cart" 
                       ButtonType="PushButton" 
                       Text="Remove" 
                       CommandName="RemoveFromCart" />
 
                  <asp:BoundColumn 
                       HeaderText="Item" 
                       DataField="StringValue"/>

                  <asp:BoundColumn 
                       HeaderText="Price" 
                       DataField="CurrencyValue" 
                       DataFormatString="{0:c}">

                     <ItemStyle HorizontalAlign="right">
                     </ItemStyle>

                  </asp:BoundColumn>   
 
               </Columns>
 
            </asp:DataGrid>
 
         </td>
         <td>
 
            <b>Shopping Cart</b>
 
            <asp:DataGrid id="ShoppingCart" 
                 runat="server"
                 BorderColor="black"
                 BorderWidth="1"
                 GridLines="Both"
                 ShowFooter="false"
                 CellPadding="3"
                 CellSpacing="0">

               <HeaderStyle BackColor="#00aaaa">
               </HeaderStyle>

            </asp:DataGrid> 
 
         </td>
      </tr>
 
   </table>
 
   </form>
 
</body>
</html>

Remarks

Use the Text property to specify or determine the caption that is displayed in the buttons of the ButtonColumn object.

Note

If you set the Text property, all buttons in the ButtonColumn share the same caption.

Alternatively, you can bind the ButtonColumn to a field in a data source. This allows you to display different captions for the buttons in the column using the values in the specified field. Set the DataTextField property to bind the ButtonColumn to a field in a data source.

The value of this property is stored in view state.

The value of this property, when set, can be saved automatically to a resource file by using a designer tool. For more information, see LocalizableAttribute and Globalization and Localization.

Applies to

See also