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how do I change to row color every odd number row with repeater item?

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I need to change the rows bg color every odd color in a repeater item. any help would be appreciative.
Protected Sub Page_Load(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Me.Load
 
        conn = New MySqlConnection(ConfigurationManager.AppSettings("MyConnectionString"))
        conn.Open()
 
        strSql = "Select * from login"
        cmd = New MySqlCommand(strSql, conn)
        da = New MySqlDataAdapter(cmd)
        ds = New DataSet()
        da.Fill(ds)
 
        Me.rptLogin.DataSource = ds.Tables(0)
        Me.rptLogin.DataBind()
 
        For Each item As RepeaterItem In rptLogin.Items
 
        Next
end sub

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There is a template called AlternatingItemTemplate in Repeaters that you could use to set the background color.

Or... I'd try doing it in the repeaters item data bound event. See code.
  Protected Sub rpt_ItemDataBound(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.Web.UI.WebControls.RepeaterItemEventArgs) Handles rpt.ItemDataBound
    If e.Item.ItemType = ListItemType.AlternatingItem Then
      DirectCast(e.Item.FindControl("Row"), HtmlTableRow).BgColor = "silver"
    End If
  End Sub

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by:bschave2
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how would I call this sub?
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getting this error: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
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