We help IT Professionals succeed at work.

We've partnered with Certified Experts, Carl Webster and Richard Faulkner, to bring you two Citrix podcasts. Learn about 2020 trends and get answers to your biggest Citrix questions!Listen Now


How do you pad an ASP.NET GridView?

kmerlo asked
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I have a gridview where I've left the height of each row blank.  The data inserted will determine the height.  I would like to put a little padding between each row so that the images (which are typically the tallest element in each row) don't stack on top each other.  I've attempted to define a number for CellPadding, but it doesn't seem to change anything.  Any hints?
Watch Question

Use a style sheet and add it for each row in the gridview when it binds
<style type="text/css">
    protected void gvTest_RowDataBound(object sender, GridViewRowEventArgs e)
        e.Row.CssClass = "addpadding";

Open in new window

Not the solution you were looking for? Getting a personalized solution is easy.

Ask the Experts
I would just set it in the rowstyle property of the gridview.

<style type="text/css">
.pad { padding-top: 10px; }

<asp:GridView ID="GridView1" runat="server">
        <RowStyle CssClass="pad" />
Access more of Experts Exchange with a free account
Thanks for using Experts Exchange.

Create a free account to continue.

Limited access with a free account allows you to:

  • View three pieces of content (articles, solutions, posts, and videos)
  • Ask the experts questions (counted toward content limit)
  • Customize your dashboard and profile

*This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.


Please enter a first name

Please enter a last name

8+ characters (letters, numbers, and a symbol)

By clicking, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.