ButtonField.Text Property

Definition

Gets or sets the static caption that is displayed for each button in the ButtonField 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

String

The caption displayed for each button in the ButtonField. The default is an empty string ("").

Examples

The following code example demonstrates how to use the Text property to specify the caption to display for each button in a ButtonField object.


<%@ 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_RowCommand(Object sender, GridViewCommandEventArgs e)
  {
  
    // If multiple ButtonField column fields are used, use the
    // CommandName property to determine which button was clicked.
    if(e.CommandName=="Select")
    {
    
      // Convert the row index stored in the CommandArgument
      // property to an Integer.
      int index = Convert.ToInt32(e.CommandArgument);    
    
      // Get the last name of the selected author from the appropriate
      // cell in the GridView control.
      GridViewRow selectedRow = CustomersGridView.Rows[index];
      TableCell contactName = selectedRow.Cells[1];
      string contact = contactName.Text;  
    
      // Display the selected author.
      Message.Text = "You selected " + contact + ".";
      
    }
    
  }
    
</script>

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
  <head runat="server">
    <title>ButtonField Example</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
        
      <h3>ButtonField Example</h3>
      
      <asp:label id="Message"
        forecolor="Red"
        runat="server"
        AssociatedControlID="CustomersGridView"/>
                    
      <!-- Populate the Columns collection declaratively. -->
      <asp:gridview id="CustomersGridView" 
        datasourceid="CustomersSqlDataSource" 
        autogeneratecolumns="false"
        onrowcommand="CustomersGridView_RowCommand"
        runat="server">
                
        <columns>
                
          <asp:buttonfield buttontype="Button" 
            commandname="Select"
            headertext="Select Customer" 
            text="Select"/>
          <asp:boundfield datafield="CompanyName" 
            headertext="Company Name"/>
          <asp:boundfield datafield="ContactName" 
            headertext="Contact Name"/>
                
        </columns>
                
      </asp:gridview>
            
        <!-- This example uses Microsoft SQL Server and connects -->
        <!-- to the Northwind sample database.                   -->
        <asp:sqldatasource id="CustomersSqlDataSource"  
          selectcommand="Select [CustomerID], [CompanyName], [ContactName], [ContactTitle] From [Customers]"
          connectionstring="<%$ ConnectionStrings:NorthWindConnection%>"
          runat="server">
        </asp:sqldatasource>
            
    </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">
<script runat="server">

    Sub CustomersGridView_RowCommand(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As GridViewCommandEventArgs)
  
        ' If multiple ButtonField column fields are used, use the
        ' CommandName property to determine which button was clicked.
        If e.CommandName = "Select" Then
    
            ' Convert the row index stored in the CommandArgument
            ' property to an Integer.
            Dim index As Integer = Convert.ToInt32(e.CommandArgument)
    
            ' Get the last name of the selected author from the appropriate
            ' cell in the GridView control.
            Dim selectedRow As GridViewRow = CustomersGridView.Rows(index)
            Dim contactCell As TableCell = selectedRow.Cells(1)
            Dim contact As String = contactCell.Text
    
            ' Display the selected author.
            Message.Text = "You selected " & contact & "."
      
        End If
    
    End Sub
    
</script>

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
  <head runat="server">
    <title>ButtonField Example</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="Form1" runat="server">
        
      <h3>ButtonField Example</h3>
      
      <asp:label id="Message"
        forecolor="Red"
        runat="server"
        AssociatedControlID="CustomersGridView"/>
                    
      <!-- Populate the Columns collection declaratively. -->
      <asp:gridview id="CustomersGridView" 
        datasourceid="CustomersSqlDataSource" 
        autogeneratecolumns="false"
        onrowcommand="CustomersGridView_RowCommand"
        runat="server">
                
        <columns>
                
          <asp:buttonfield buttontype="Button" 
            commandname="Select"
            headertext="Select Customer" 
            text="Select"/>
          <asp:boundfield datafield="CompanyName" 
            headertext="Company Name"/>
          <asp:boundfield datafield="ContactName" 
            headertext="Contact Name"/>
                
        </columns>
                
      </asp:gridview>
            
        <!-- This example uses Microsoft SQL Server and connects -->
        <!-- to the Northwind sample database.                   -->
        <asp:sqldatasource id="CustomersSqlDataSource"  
          selectcommand="Select [CustomerID], [CompanyName], [ContactName], [ContactTitle] From [Customers]"
          connectionstring="<%$ ConnectionStrings:NorthWindConnection%>"
          runat="server">
        </asp:sqldatasource>
            
    </form>
  </body>
</html>

Remarks

When the ButtonType property of a ButtonField object is set to the Button or Link value, use the Text property to display static text for the caption of the buttons in the ButtonField. Each button shares the same caption.

Instead of using the Text property to display static text in a ButtonField object, you can use the DataTextField property to bind the ButtonField to a field in a data source. The values of the field are then displayed as the caption of the buttons.

Note

If the DataTextField and Text properties are both set, the DataTextField property takes precedence.

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