TemplateControl.LoadTemplate(String) TemplateControl.LoadTemplate(String) TemplateControl.LoadTemplate(String) TemplateControl.LoadTemplate(String) Method

Definition

Obtains an instance of the ITemplate interface from an external file.

public:
 System::Web::UI::ITemplate ^ LoadTemplate(System::String ^ virtualPath);
public System.Web.UI.ITemplate LoadTemplate (string virtualPath);
member this.LoadTemplate : string -> System.Web.UI.ITemplate
Public Function LoadTemplate (virtualPath As String) As ITemplate

Parameters

virtualPath
String String String String

The virtual path to a user control file.

Returns

An instance of the specified template.

Examples

The following code example demonstrates how to use the LoadTemplate method to add a user control as an alternating item to a DataList Web server control named DataList1. The user control implements the ITemplate interface and is contained in a file named Newtemplate.ascx.

void Page_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e) 
{
   if (!IsPostBack) 
   {  
      DataList1.AlternatingItemTemplate = LoadTemplate("newtemplate.ascx");
      DataList1.DataSource = CreateDataSource();
      DataList1.DataBind();
   }
}
Sub Page_Load(sender As [Object], e As EventArgs)
   If Not IsPostBack Then
      DataList1.AlternatingItemTemplate = LoadTemplate("newtemplate.ascx")
      
      DataList1.DataSource = CreateDataSource()
      DataList1.DataBind()
   End If
End Sub 'Page_Load

Applies to

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