IPostBackDataHandler Interface

Definition

Defines methods that ASP.NET server controls must implement to automatically load postback data.

public interface class IPostBackDataHandler
public interface IPostBackDataHandler
type IPostBackDataHandler = interface
Public Interface IPostBackDataHandler
Derived

Examples

The following code example demonstrates a custom text box server control that implements the IPostBackDataHandler interface. The Text property is changed as a result of the postback, and the server control raises a TextChanged event after postback data has been loaded.

using System;
using System.Web;
using System.Web.UI;
using System.Collections;
using System.Collections.Specialized;


namespace CustomWebFormsControls {

   [System.Security.Permissions.PermissionSet(System.Security.Permissions.SecurityAction.Demand, Name="FullTrust")] 
   public class MyTextBox: Control, IPostBackDataHandler {
    

      public String Text {
         get {
            return (String) ViewState["Text"];
         }

         set {
            ViewState["Text"] = value;
         }
      }      
      

      public event EventHandler TextChanged;
      

      public virtual bool LoadPostData(string postDataKey, 
         NameValueCollection postCollection) {

         String presentValue = Text;
         String postedValue = postCollection[postDataKey];

         if (presentValue == null || !presentValue.Equals(postedValue)) {
            Text = postedValue;
            return true;
         }

         return false;
      }

      
      public virtual void RaisePostDataChangedEvent() {
         OnTextChanged(EventArgs.Empty);
      }
      

      protected virtual void OnTextChanged(EventArgs e) {
         if (TextChanged != null)
            TextChanged(this,e);
      }
      

      protected override void Render(HtmlTextWriter output) {
         output.Write("<INPUT type= text name = "+this.UniqueID
            + " value = " + this.Text + " >");
      }
   }   
}
   
Imports System.Web
Imports System.Web.UI
Imports System.Collections
Imports System.Collections.Specialized

Namespace CustomWebFormsControls
    
    <System.Security.Permissions.PermissionSetAttribute(System.Security.Permissions.SecurityAction.Demand, Name:="FullTrust")> Public Class MyTextBox
        Inherits Control
        Implements IPostBackDataHandler
        
        
        Public Property Text() As String
            Get
                Return CType(Me.ViewState("Text"), String)
            End Get
            
            Set
                Me.ViewState("Text") = value
            End Set
        End Property
        
        
        Public Event TextChanged As EventHandler
        
        
        Public Overridable Shadows Function LoadPostData( _
        postDataKey As String, _
        postCollection As System.Collections.Specialized.NameValueCollection) _
        As Boolean Implements IPostBackDataHandler.LoadPostData
            
            Dim presentValue As String = Text
            Dim postedValue As String = postCollection(postDataKey)
            
            If presentValue Is Nothing Or Not presentValue.Equals(postedValue) Then
                Text = postedValue
                Return True
            End If
            
            Return False
        End Function
        
        
        Public Overridable Shadows Sub RaisePostDataChangedEvent() _
        Implements IPostBackDataHandler.RaisePostDataChangedEvent
        
            OnTextChanged(EventArgs.Empty)
        End Sub
        
        
        Protected Overridable Sub OnTextChanged(e As EventArgs)
            RaiseEvent TextChanged(Me, e)
        End Sub
        
        
        Protected Overrides Sub Render(output As HtmlTextWriter)
            output.Write("<INPUT type= text name = " & Me.UniqueID & _
                " value = " & Me.Text & " >")
        End Sub
        
    End Class
    
End Namespace

Remarks

You must implement the IPostBackDataHandler interface when creating a server control that needs to examine form data that is posted back to the server by the client. The contract that this interface defines allows a server control to determine whether its state should be altered as a result of the postback, and to raise the appropriate events. For more information, see Server Event Handling in ASP.NET Web Forms Pages.

Methods

LoadPostData(String, NameValueCollection)

When implemented by a class, processes postback data for an ASP.NET server control.

RaisePostDataChangedEvent()

When implemented by a class, signals the server control to notify the ASP.NET application that the state of the control has changed.

Applies to

See also