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These tutorials demonstrate selected features in ASP.NET version 2.0, but they are compatible with later versions of ASP.NET as well. For the current documentation, see the ASP.NET portal on the MSDN Web site.



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The Repeater control displays data items in a repeating list. Similar to DataList, the content and layout of list items in Repeater is defined using templates. At a minimum, every Repeater must define an ItemTemplate; however, the following optional templates may be used to customize the appearance of the list.

Template Name Description
ItemTemplate Defines the content and layout of items within the list. Required.
AlternatingItemTemplate If defined, the AlternatingItemTemplate determines the content and layout of alternating items. If not defined, ItemTemplate is used.
SeparatorTemplate If defined, the SeparatorTemplate is rendered between items (and alternating items). If not defined, a separator is not rendered.
HeaderTemplate If defined, the HeaderTemplate determines the content and layout of the list header. If not defined, header is not rendered.
FooterTemplate If defined, the FooterTemplate determines the content and layout of the list footer. If not defined, footer is not rendered.

Unlike DataList, Repeater has no built-in layout or styles. You must explicitly declare all HTML layout, formatting, and style tags within the templates of the control. For example, to create a list within an HTML table, you might declare the <table> tag in the HeaderTemplate, a table row (<tr> tags, <td> tags, and data-bound items) in the ItemTemplate, and the </table> tag in the FooterTemplate.

The following samples illustrate using a simple Repeater control.

VB Repeater1.aspx
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VB Repeater2.aspx
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