Richard Everett Richard Everett - 2 months ago 13
jQuery Question

Striped table rows in ASP.NET MVC (without using jQuery or equivalent)

When using an ASP.NET WebForms ListView control to display data in an HTML table I use the following technique in to "stripe" the table rows:

<ItemTemplate>
<tr class="<%# Container.DisplayIndex % 2 == 0 ? "" : "alternate" %>">
<!-- table cells in here -->
</tr>
</ItemTemplate>


With the following CSS:

tr.alternate
{
background-color: #EFF5FB;
}


I have just gone through the ASP.NET MVC Movie Database Application tutorial and learnt that in MVC-land table rows can be (must be?) constructed as follows:

<% foreach (var item in Model) { %>
<tr>
<td>
<%= Html.Encode(item.Title) %>
</td>
<!-- and so on for the rest of the table cells... -->
</tr>
<% } %>


What can I add to this code to stripe the rows of my table?

Note: I know that this can be done using jQuery, I want to know if it can be done another way.

Edit



If jQuery (or equivalent) is in your opinion the best or most appropriate post, I'd be interested in knowing why.

Answer

Another option that doesn't involve lambdas and is a bit cleaner than what you got working might be this...

<% int i=0; foreach (var item in Model) { %>
    <tr class="<%= i++ % 2 == 0 ? "alternate" : "" %>">
        <td>
            <%= Html.Encode(item.Title) %>
        </td>
        <!-- and so on for the rest of the table cells... -->
    </tr>
<% } %>