CommandField.SelectText CommandField.SelectText CommandField.SelectText CommandField.SelectText Property

Definition

Gets or sets the caption for a Select button in a CommandField field.

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

Property Value

The caption for a Select button in a CommandField. The default is "Select".

Examples

The following code example demonstrates how to use the SelectText property to specify a custom caption for a Select button displayed in a CommandField field of a GridView control.


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

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<script runat="server">
  
  void CustomersGridView_SelectedIndexChanged(Object sender, EventArgs e)
  {
    // Retrieve the company name from the appropriate cell.
    String companyName = CustomersGridView.SelectedRow.Cells[2].Text;
   
    // Display company name selected by the user.
    Message.Text = "You selected " + companyName + ".";
  }
  
</script>

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
  <head runat="server">
    <title>CommandField Example</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
      
      <h3>CommandField Example</h3>
      
      <asp:Label id="Message"
        forecolor="Red"
        runat="server"/>

      <asp:gridview id="CustomersGridView" 
        datasourceid="CustomersSqlDataSource" 
        autogeneratecolumns="false"
        datakeynames="CustomerID"
        onselectedindexchanged="CustomersGridView_SelectedIndexChanged"   
        runat="server">
        
        <columns>
          <asp:commandfield showselectbutton="true"
            selecttext="Pick"
            headertext="Select Customer"/>
          <asp:boundfield datafield="CustomerID"
            headertext="Customer ID" />
          <asp:boundfield datafield="CompanyName"
            headertext="Company Name"/>
          <asp:boundfield datafield="Address"
            headertext="Address"/>
          <asp:boundfield datafield="City"
            headertext="City"/>
          <asp:boundfield datafield="PostalCode"
            headertext="ZIP Code"/>
          <asp:boundfield datafield="Country"
            headertext="Country"/>
        </columns>
        
      </asp:gridview>
            
      <!-- This example uses Microsoft SQL Server and connects  -->
      <!-- to the Northwind sample database. Use an ASP.NET     -->
      <!-- expression to retrieve the connection string value   -->
      <!-- from the Web.config file.                            -->
      <asp:sqldatasource id="CustomersSqlDataSource"  
        selectcommand="Select [CustomerID], [CompanyName], [Address], [City], [PostalCode], [Country] From [Customers]"
        connectionstring="<%$ ConnectionStrings:NorthWindConnectionString%>"
        runat="server">
      </asp:sqldatasource>
            
    </form>
  </body>
</html>


<%@ Page language="VB" AutoEventWireup="False" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<script runat="server">
  
  Sub CustomersGridView_SelectedIndexChanged(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs) Handles CustomersGridView.SelectedIndexChanged
    
    ' Retrieve the company name from the appropriate cell.
    Dim companyName As String = CustomersGridView.SelectedRow.Cells(2).Text
   
    ' Display company name selected by the user.
    Message.Text = "You selected " & companyName & "."
    
  End Sub
  
</script>

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
  <head runat="server">
    <title>CommandField Example</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
      
      <h3>CommandField Example</h3>
      
      <asp:Label id="Message"
        forecolor="Red"
        runat="server"/>

      <asp:gridview id="CustomersGridView" 
        datasourceid="CustomersSqlDataSource" 
        autogeneratecolumns="false"
        datakeynames="CustomerID"
        runat="server">
        
        <columns>
          <asp:commandfield showselectbutton="true"
            selecttext="Pick"
            headertext="Select Customer"/>
          <asp:boundfield datafield="CustomerID"
            headertext="Customer ID" />
          <asp:boundfield datafield="CompanyName"
            headertext="Company Name"/>
          <asp:boundfield datafield="Address"
            headertext="Address"/>
          <asp:boundfield datafield="City"
            headertext="City"/>
          <asp:boundfield datafield="PostalCode"
            headertext="ZIP Code"/>
          <asp:boundfield datafield="Country"
            headertext="Country"/>
        </columns>
        
      </asp:gridview>
            
      <!-- This example uses Microsoft SQL Server and connects  -->
      <!-- to the Northwind sample database. Use an ASP.NET     -->
      <!-- expression to retrieve the connection string value   -->
      <!-- from the Web.config file.                            -->
      <asp:sqldatasource id="CustomersSqlDataSource"  
        selectcommand="Select [CustomerID], [CompanyName], [Address], [City], [PostalCode], [Country] From [Customers]"
        connectionstring="<%$ ConnectionStrings:NorthWindConnectionString%>"
        runat="server">
      </asp:sqldatasource>
            
    </form>
  </body>
</html>

Remarks

When the ButtonType property of a CommandField field is set to ButtonType.Button or ButtonType.Link, use the SelectText property to specify the text to display for a Select button.

Note

As an alternative to displaying text for a Select button, you can display an image by first setting the ButtonType property to ButtonType.Image and then setting the SelectImageUrl property.

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