ListItem.Enabled ListItem.Enabled ListItem.Enabled ListItem.Enabled Property

Definition

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the list item is enabled.

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

Property Value

true if the list item is enabled; otherwise, false. The default is true.

Examples

The following example demonstrates how to use the Enabled property to programmatically disable list items in a RadioButtonList control. The first question asks the user to select the radio button that corresponds to the user's occupation. If the user indicates that he or she is not a developer, the list items in the second radio button list are disabled. The second question asks the user to select a primary programming language. This question is not relevant to a user that is not a developer.

Note

The following code sample uses the single-file code model and may not work correctly if copied directly into a code-behind file. This code sample must be copied into an empty text file that has an .aspx extension. For more information on the Web Forms code model, see ASP.NET Web Forms Page Code Model.

<%@ 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>ListItem.Enabled Property Example</title>
<script runat="server">         
  
    protected void  Index_Changed(object sender, EventArgs e)
    {

        // if the user is not a developer, do not
        // ask the user to select a programming language.
        if (RadioButtonList1.SelectedIndex == 2)
        {   
            // Clear any previously selected list 
            // items in the second question.
            RadioButtonList2.SelectedIndex = -1;

            // Disable all the list items in the second question.
            for (int i = 0; i < RadioButtonList2.Items.Count; i++)
            {
                RadioButtonList2.Items[i].Enabled = false;
            }
        }          
        else
        // Enable all the list items in the second question.
            for (int i = 0; i < RadioButtonList2.Items.Count; i++)
        {
            RadioButtonList2.Items[i].Enabled = true;
        }
    }
</script>
  </head>

  <body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
        
      <h3>ListItem.Enabled Property Example</h3>
      
      Select your occupation:
      <asp:radiobuttonlist id="RadioButtonList1"
        autopostback="true"
        onselectedindexchanged="Index_Changed" 
    runat="server">             
      <asp:ListItem>Web developer</asp:ListItem>
      <asp:ListItem>Windows developer</asp:ListItem>
      <asp:ListItem>Occupation other than developer</asp:ListItem>
        </asp:radiobuttonlist>
          
    <br /><br />
          
    Select your primary programming language:
        <asp:radiobuttonlist id="RadioButtonList2" 
      runat="server">             
       <asp:ListItem>Visual Basic .NET</asp:ListItem>
       <asp:ListItem>C#</asp:ListItem>
       <asp:ListItem>C++</asp:ListItem>
       <asp:ListItem>Other</asp:ListItem>
    </asp:radiobuttonlist> 
                  
    </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>ListItem.Enabled Property Example</title>
<script runat="server">         
  
      Sub Index_Changed(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs)
        Dim i As Integer

        ' If the user is not a developer, do not
        ' ask the user to select a programming language.
        If radiobuttonlist1.SelectedIndex = 2 Then
          ' Clear any previously selected list 
          ' items in the second question.
          Radiobuttonlist2.SelectedIndex = -1

          ' Disable all the list items in the second question.
          For i = 0 To Radiobuttonlist2.Items.Count - 1
            Radiobuttonlist2.Items(i).Enabled = False
          Next
          
        Else
          ' Enable all the list items in the second question.
          For i = 0 To Radiobuttonlist2.Items.Count - 1
            Radiobuttonlist2.Items(i).Enabled = True
          Next i

        End If
      End Sub
    
      </script>
  </head>

  <body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
        
      <h3>ListItem.Enabled Property Example</h3>
      
      Select your occupation:
      <asp:radiobuttonlist id="RadioButtonList1"
        autopostback="true"
        onselectedindexchanged="Index_Changed" 
    runat="server">             
      <asp:ListItem>Web developer</asp:ListItem>
      <asp:ListItem>Windows developer</asp:ListItem>
      <asp:ListItem>Occupation other than developer</asp:ListItem>
        </asp:radiobuttonlist>
          
    <br /><br />
          
    Select your primary programming language:
        <asp:radiobuttonlist id="RadioButtonList2" 
      runat="server">             
       <asp:ListItem>Visual Basic .NET</asp:ListItem>
       <asp:ListItem>C#</asp:ListItem>
       <asp:ListItem>C++</asp:ListItem>
       <asp:ListItem>Other</asp:ListItem>
    </asp:radiobuttonlist> 
                  
    </form>      
  </body>
</html>

Remarks

The Enabled property allows you to specify whether a ListItem control is enabled or disabled. A ListItem control that is disabled is dimmed to indicate that it cannot be selected. Use this property to disable a ListItem control in either a RadioButtonList control or a CheckBoxList control.

Note

You cannot use this property to disable a ListItem control in a DropDownList control or ListBox control.

Applies to

See also