GridView.CellSpacing Property

Definition

Gets or sets the amount of space between cells.

public:
 virtual property int CellSpacing { int get(); void set(int value); };
public virtual int CellSpacing { get; set; }
member this.CellSpacing : int with get, set
Public Overridable Property CellSpacing As Integer

Property Value

The amount of space, in pixels, between cells. The default value is 0.

Examples

The following example demonstrates how to use the CellSpacing property to declaratively set the amount of space between the cells 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">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
  <head runat="server">
    <title>GridView CellPadding and CellSpacing Example</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
        
      <h3>GridView CellPadding and CellSpacing Example</h3>

      <asp:gridview id="CustomersGridView" 
        datasourceid="CustomersSource" 
        autogeneratecolumns="true"
        emptydatatext="No data available." 
        cellpadding="10"
        cellspacing="5"
        runat="server">
                
      </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="CustomersSource"
        selectcommand="Select [CustomerID], [CompanyName], [Address], [City], [PostalCode], [Country] From [Customers]"
        connectionstring="<%$ ConnectionStrings:NorthWindConnectionString%>" 
        runat="server"/>
        
    </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>GridView CellPadding and CellSpacing Example</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
        
      <h3>GridView CellPadding and CellSpacing Example</h3>

      <asp:gridview id="CustomersGridView" 
        datasourceid="CustomersSource" 
        autogeneratecolumns="true"
        emptydatatext="No data available." 
        cellpadding="10"
        cellspacing="5"
        runat="server">
                
      </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="CustomersSource"
        selectcommand="Select [CustomerID], [CompanyName], [Address], [City], [PostalCode], [Country] From [Customers]"
        connectionstring="<%$ ConnectionStrings:NorthWindConnectionString%>" 
        runat="server"/>
        
    </form>
  </body>
</html>

Remarks

Use the CellSpacing property to control the spacing between adjacent cells in the GridView control. This spacing is applied both vertically and horizontally. The cell spacing is uniform for the entire control. Individual cell spacing between rows or columns cannot be specified.

Note

If you set this property to a value greater than 0 and then set the GridLines property to a value that displays the cell borders, a gap is displayed between the borders of adjacent cells. In this situation, the CellSpacing property controls the size of the gap.

Applies to

See also