ParseChildrenAttribute.ChildrenAsProperties ParseChildrenAttribute.ChildrenAsProperties ParseChildrenAttribute.ChildrenAsProperties ParseChildrenAttribute.ChildrenAsProperties Property

Definition

Gets or sets a value indicating whether to parse the elements that are contained within a server control as properties.

public:
 property bool ChildrenAsProperties { bool get(); void set(bool value); };
public bool ChildrenAsProperties { get; set; }
member this.ChildrenAsProperties : bool with get, set
Public Property ChildrenAsProperties As Boolean

Property Value

true to parse the elements as properties; otherwise, false. The default is true.

Exceptions

Examples

The following code example demonstrates how to query the ChildrenAsProperties property. For definitions of the CollectionPropertyControl and Employee classes that are used in this code example, see ParseChildrenAttribute.

<%@ Page Language="C#" Debug="true" %>
<%@ Register TagPrefix="AspSample" Assembly="Samples.AspNet.CS.Controls" Namespace="Samples.AspNet.CS.Controls" %>

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

<script runat="server">

  protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
  {
    
    // Verify attribute values.
    ParseChildrenAttribute p = 
      (ParseChildrenAttribute)Attribute.GetCustomAttribute(typeof(CollectionPropertyControl),
      typeof(ParseChildrenAttribute));

    StringBuilder sb = new StringBuilder();
    sb.Append("The DefaultProperty property is " + p.DefaultProperty.ToString() + "<br />");
    sb.Append("The ChildrenAsProperties property is " + p.ChildrenAsProperties.ToString() + "<br />");
    sb.Append("The IsDefaultAttribute method returns " + p.IsDefaultAttribute().ToString());
    Message.Text = sb.ToString();

  }
</script>

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
<head runat="server">
    <title>ParseChildrenAttribute Example</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
    <div>
      <asp:Label ID="Message"
                 runat="server"/>
      <AspSample:CollectionPropertyControl id="CollectionPropertyControl1" 
                                           runat="server">
        <AspSample:Employee Name="Employee 1" 
                            Title="Title 1" 
                            Alias="Alias 1" />
        <AspSample:Employee Name="Employee 2" 
                            Title="Title 2" 
                            Alias="Alias 2" />
      </AspSample:CollectionPropertyControl>    
    </div>
    </form>
</body>
</html>
<%@ Page Language="VB" %>
<%@ Register TagPrefix="AspSample" Assembly="Samples.AspNet.VB.Controls" Namespace="Samples.AspNet.VB.Controls" %>

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

<script runat="server">
  
  Protected Sub Page_Load(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs)
    
    ' Verify attribute values.
    Dim p As ParseChildrenAttribute = _
    Attribute.GetCustomAttribute(GetType(CollectionPropertyControl), _
    GetType(ParseChildrenAttribute))

    Dim sb As New StringBuilder()
    sb.Append("The DefaultProperty property is " & p.DefaultProperty.ToString() & "<br />")
    sb.Append("The ChildrenAsProperties property is " & p.ChildrenAsProperties.ToString() & "<br />")
    sb.Append("The IsDefaultAttribute method returns " & p.IsDefaultAttribute().ToString())
    Message.Text = sb.ToString()

  End Sub
</script>

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
<head id="Head1" runat="server">
    <title>PersistChildrenAttribute</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="Form1" runat="server">
    <div>
      <asp:Label ID="Message"
                 runat="server"/>
      <AspSample:CollectionPropertyControl id="CollectionPropertyControl1" 
                                           runat="server">
        <AspSample:Employee Name="Employee 1" 
                            Title="Title 1" 
                            Alias="Alias 1" />
        <AspSample:Employee Name="Employee 2" 
                            Title="Title 2" 
                            Alias="Alias 2" />
      </AspSample:CollectionPropertyControl>
    </div>
    </form>
</body>
</html>

Remarks

If the ChildrenAsProperties property is set to false, the elements that are contained within a server control are parsed as a control.

Applies to