ListItem.Text ListItem.Text ListItem.Text ListItem.Text Property

Definition

Gets or sets the text displayed in a list control for the item represented by the ListItem.

public:
 property System::String ^ Text { System::String ^ get(); void set(System::String ^ value); };
[System.Web.UI.PersistenceMode(System.Web.UI.PersistenceMode.EncodedInnerDefaultProperty)]
public string Text { get; set; }
member this.Text : string with get, set
Public Property Text As String

Property Value

The text displayed in a list control for the item represented by the ListItem control. The default value is Empty.

Examples

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.

<!-- The following example demonstrates adding items to and removing items
from ListBox controls. When an item is selected in ListBox1, a new ListBoxItem with
the same value can be created and added to ListBox2, if ListBox2 does not already 
contain an item with that value. When the new ListBoxItem is created, it receives 
the Value property of the selected item as its Text property, and the Text property
of the selected item as its value property. -->

<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="True" %>
<!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>
    <title>ListItem Example</title>
<script runat="server">
 
         void AddBtn_Click(Object Sender, EventArgs e) 
         {
             if (ListBox1.SelectedIndex > -1) 
             {
                  if (ListBox2.Items.FindByValue(ListBox1.SelectedItem.Text) == null) 
                 {
                      ListItem Item = new ListItem();
                      // Text and Value are swapped.
                     Item.Text = ListBox1.SelectedItem.Value;
                     Item.Value = ListBox1.SelectedItem.Text;
                     ListBox2.Items.Add(Item);
                  }
             }
         }
 
         void DelBtn_Click(Object Sender, EventArgs e) 
         {
             if (ListBox2.SelectedIndex > -1) 
             {
                 ListBox2.Items.Remove(ListBox2.SelectedItem);
             }
         }
 
     </script>
 
 </head>
 <body>
 
     <h3>ListItem Example</h3>
     <form id="form1" runat="server">
     <table>
     <tr><td>
         <asp:ListBox id="ListBox1" Width="100px" runat="server">
             <asp:ListItem Value="Value 1">Item 1</asp:ListItem>
             <asp:ListItem Value="Value 2">Item 2</asp:ListItem>
             <asp:ListItem Value="Value 3">Item 3</asp:ListItem>
             <asp:ListItem Value="Value 4">Item 4</asp:ListItem>
             <asp:ListItem Value="Value 5" Selected="True">Item 5</asp:ListItem>
             <asp:ListItem Value="Value 6">Item 6</asp:ListItem>
         </asp:ListBox>
     </td><td>
         <asp:button Text="--->" OnClick="AddBtn_Click" runat="server" /><br />
         <asp:button Text="<---" OnClick="DelBtn_Click" runat="server" />
    </td><td>
         <asp:ListBox id="ListBox2" Width="100px" runat="server"/>
     </td></tr>
     </table>
     </form>
 
 </body>
 </html>
          
<%@ Page Language="VB" %>
<!-- The following example demonstrates adding items to and removing items
from ListBox controls. When an item is selected in ListBox1, a new ListBoxItem with
the same value can be created and added to ListBox2, if ListBox2 does not already 
contain an item with that value. When the new ListBoxItem is created, it receives 
the Value property of the selected item as its Text property, and the Text property
of the selected item as its value property. -->

<!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>
    <title>ListItem Example</title>
<script language="VB" runat="server">
 
         Sub AddBtn_Click(Sender As Object, e As EventArgs)
             If ListBox1.SelectedIndex > -1 Then
                  If ListBox2.Items.FindByValue(ListBox1.SelectedItem.Text) is Nothing Then
                      Dim Item As ListItem = new ListItem()
                      'Text and Value are swapped
                     Item.Text = ListBox1.SelectedItem.Value
                     Item.Value = ListBox1.SelectedItem.Text
                     ListBox2.Items.Add(Item)
                  End If
             End If
         End Sub
 
         Sub DelBtn_Click(Sender As Object, e As EventArgs)
             If ListBox2.SelectedIndex > -1 Then
                 ListBox2.Items.Remove(ListBox2.SelectedItem)
             End If
         End Sub
 
     </script>
 
 </head>
 <body>
 
     <h3>ListItem Example</h3>
     <form id="form1" runat="server">
     <table>
     <tr><td>
         <asp:ListBox id="ListBox1" Width="100px" runat="server">
             <asp:ListItem Value="Value 1">Item 1</asp:ListItem>
             <asp:ListItem Value="Value 2">Item 2</asp:ListItem>
             <asp:ListItem Value="Value 3">Item 3</asp:ListItem>
             <asp:ListItem Value="Value 4">Item 4</asp:ListItem>
             <asp:ListItem Value="Value 5" Selected="True">Item 5</asp:ListItem>
             <asp:ListItem Value="Value 6">Item 6</asp:ListItem>
         </asp:ListBox>
     </td><td>
         <asp:button Text="--->" OnClick="AddBtn_Click" runat="server" /><br />
         <asp:button Text="<---" OnClick="DelBtn_Click" runat="server" />
    </td><td>
         <asp:ListBox id="ListBox2" Width="100px" runat="server"/>
     </td></tr>
     </table>
     </form>
 
 </body>
 </html>
          

Remarks

Use the Text property to specify or determine the text displayed in a list control for the item represented by the ListItem.

Note

If the Text property contains null, the get accessor returns the value of the Value property. If the Value property, in turn, contains null, String.Empty is returned.

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