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ul list both horizontal and vertical

Posted on 2010-09-12
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Hi.

How can I make a ul list both horizontal and vertical from a database in a datalist like this:
id1        id2        id3
id4        id5        id6
id7        id6        id9
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Question by:bongii
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by:pschrama
ID: 33656234
If I take your question literally, you could use a UL list in the following way.
<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="true" CodeBehind="UnnumberedList.aspx.cs"
    Inherits="Experimentation.Pages.UnnumberedList" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head runat="server">
    <title></title>
    <style type="text/css">
        .bulletList
        {
            list-style-type: none;
        }
        .bulletList li
        {
            float: left;
            margin-left: 10px;
        }
        .bulletList li.firstInRow
        {
            clear: both;
        }
    </style>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
    <div>
        <asp:BulletedList ID="BulletedList1" runat="server" CssClass="bulletList">
        </asp:BulletedList>
    </div>
    </form>
</body>
</html>

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Web;
using System.Web.UI;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls;

namespace Experimentation.Pages
{
    public partial class UnnumberedList : System.Web.UI.Page
    {
        protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            for (int i = 0; i < 9; i++)
            {
                ListItem li = new ListItem("id" + (i + 1).ToString());

                if (i % 3 == 0)
                    li.Attributes.Add("class", "firstInRow");

                BulletedList1.Items.Add(li);
            }
        }
    }
}

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pschrama earned 500 total points
ID: 33656241
If you mean an actual datalist though, which would make more sense, it would look like this (with generated data rather than database access as an example):
<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="true" CodeBehind="DataList.aspx.cs" Inherits="Experimentation.Pages.DataList" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
<head runat="server">
    <title></title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
    <div>
        <asp:DataList ID="DataList1" runat="server" RepeatColumns="3">
        <ItemTemplate><%# Container.DataItem %></ItemTemplate>
        </asp:DataList>
    </div>
    </form>
</body>
</html>

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Web;
using System.Web.UI;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls;

namespace Experimentation.Pages
{
    public partial class DataList : System.Web.UI.Page
    {
        protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            // build example data
            List<string> words = new List<string>();
            for (int i = 0; i < 9; i++)
            {
                words.Add("id" + (i + 1).ToString());
            }

            // bind data
            DataList1.DataSource = words;
            DataList1.DataBind();
        }
    }
}

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by:bongii
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pschrama: Sorry for my late response time, didnt see your answer.
I will check it out tonight, thanks :)
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