How to use Table in asp.net

Table Web Server Control
ASP.NET Table web server control display a table on a web page. It is a .NET web server control so we can program it in server code such as add, remove table row, cell programmatically. TableRow and TableCell web server controls allow us to display content for the Table. Table server control display tabular data and we can format Table server control using it's built in methods and properties. The big difference between HTML table and asp.net Table server control is that we can manipulate Table server control using an object model. Generally we should use Table server control when we intend to add remove rows and cells (columns) programmatically at run time.

Table server control acts as a parent (container) for TableRows controls. Table control's Rows property is a collection of TableRow objects. each TableRow control has a collection named Cells. Cells collection contains TableCell objects.

Actually table server control display the TableCell controls content. TableCell control's Text property value store any HTML text. you also can add and display controls inside Table cell.

Table have many properties to control it's appearance such as BackColor, ForeColor, BorderColor, BorderWidth, BorderStyle, Height, BackImageUrl, Caption, CellPadding, CellSpacing, CssClass, GridLines, Font, HorizontalAlign, Style, SkinID etc. TableRow and TableCell control support many of these properties as well. Even we can change any individual cell's or row's appearance and look.

Table server control can display data from a database. But table control does not provide any property that we can use to directly display database data. The following C# example code describe you more about ASP.NET Table web server control.
TableExample.aspx

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

<!DOCTYPE html>

<script runat="server">

</script>

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head runat="server">
    <title>How to use Table in asp.net</title>
</head>
<body style="padding:25px">
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
    <div>
        <h2 style="color:MidnightBlue; font-style:italic;">      
            How to use Table in asp.net
        </h2>      
        <hr width="450" align="left" color="Gainsboro" />
        <asp:Table ID="Table1" 
            runat="server" 
            Font-Size="X-Large" 
            Width="550" 
            Font-Names="Palatino"
            BackColor="Orange"
            BorderColor="DarkRed"
            BorderWidth="2"
            ForeColor="Snow"
            CellPadding="5"
            CellSpacing="5"
            >
            <asp:TableHeaderRow 
                runat="server" 
                ForeColor="Snow"
                BackColor="OliveDrab"
                Font-Bold="true"
                >
                <asp:TableHeaderCell>Serial</asp:TableHeaderCell>
                <asp:TableHeaderCell>Name</asp:TableHeaderCell>
                <asp:TableHeaderCell>Value</asp:TableHeaderCell>
            </asp:TableHeaderRow>
            <asp:TableRow 
                ID="TableRow1" 
                runat="server" 
                BackColor="OrangeRed"
                >
                <asp:TableCell>1</asp:TableCell>
                <asp:TableCell>Azure</asp:TableCell>
                <asp:TableCell>#F0FFFF</asp:TableCell>
            </asp:TableRow>
            <asp:TableRow 
                ID="TableRow2" 
                runat="server" 
                BackColor="DarkOrange"
                >
                <asp:TableCell>2</asp:TableCell>
                <asp:TableCell>Beige</asp:TableCell>
                <asp:TableCell>#F5F5DC</asp:TableCell>
            </asp:TableRow>
            <asp:TableRow 
                ID="TableRow3" 
                runat="server" 
                BackColor="OrangeRed"
                >
                <asp:TableCell>3</asp:TableCell>
                <asp:TableCell>Bisque</asp:TableCell>
                <asp:TableCell>#FFE4C4</asp:TableCell>
            </asp:TableRow>
            <asp:TableRow 
                ID="TableRow4" 
                runat="server" 
                BackColor="DarkOrange"
                >
                <asp:TableCell>4</asp:TableCell>
                <asp:TableCell>Crimson</asp:TableCell>
                <asp:TableCell>#DC143C</asp:TableCell>
            </asp:TableRow>
            <asp:TableRow 
                ID="TableRow5" 
                runat="server" 
                BackColor="OrangeRed"
                >
                <asp:TableCell>5</asp:TableCell>
                <asp:TableCell>Cyan</asp:TableCell>
                <asp:TableCell>#00FFFF</asp:TableCell>
            </asp:TableRow>
            <asp:TableFooterRow 
                runat="server" 
                BackColor="DarkOrange"
                >
                <asp:TableCell 
                    ColumnSpan="3" 
                    HorizontalAlign="Right"
                    Font-Italic="true"
                    >
                    Number of colors 5
                </asp:TableCell>
            </asp:TableFooterRow>
        </asp:Table>
    </div>
    </form>
</body>
</html>
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