UpdatePanel.ContentTemplateContainer Property

Definition

Gets a control object to which you can programmatically add child controls.

public:
 property System::Web::UI::Control ^ ContentTemplateContainer { System::Web::UI::Control ^ get(); };
[System.ComponentModel.Browsable(false)]
public System.Web.UI.Control ContentTemplateContainer { get; }
member this.ContentTemplateContainer : System.Web.UI.Control
Public ReadOnly Property ContentTemplateContainer As Control

Property Value

A Control object that defines the content of the UpdatePanel control.

Attributes

Examples

The following example shows how to programmatically specify the ContentTemplateContainer property of an UpdatePanel control. The Text property of a Label control is set when Button1 is clicked.


<%@ Page Language="C#" %>

<!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)
    {
        UpdatePanel up1 = new UpdatePanel();
        up1.ID = "UpdatePanel1";
        up1.UpdateMode = UpdatePanelUpdateMode.Conditional;
        Button button1 = new Button();
        button1.ID = "Button1";
        button1.Text = "Submit";
        button1.Click += new EventHandler(Button_Click);
        Label label1 = new Label();
        label1.ID = "Label1";
        label1.Text = "A full page postback occurred.";
        up1.ContentTemplateContainer.Controls.Add(button1);
        up1.ContentTemplateContainer.Controls.Add(label1);
        Page.Form.Controls.Add(up1);
    }
    protected void Button_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
    {
        ((Label)Page.FindControl("Label1")).Text = "Panel refreshed at " +
            DateTime.Now.ToString();
    }

</script>

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head id="Head1" runat="server">
    <title>UpdatePanel Constructor Example</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
        <div>
            <asp:ScriptManager ID="ScriptManager1"
                               runat="server" />
        </div>
    </form>
</body>
</html>

<%@ Page Language="VB" %>

<!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 Button_Click(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs)
        Dim lbl As Label
        lbl = Page.FindControl("Label1")
        lbl.Text = "Panel refreshed at " & DateTime.Now.ToString()
    End Sub

    Protected Sub Page_Load(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs)
        Dim up1 As UpdatePanel
        up1 = New UpdatePanel()
        up1.ID = "UpdatePanel1"
        Dim button1 As Button
        button1 = New Button()
        button1.ID = "Button1"
        button1.Text = "Submit"
        AddHandler button1.Click, AddressOf Button_Click
        Dim label1 As Label
        label1 = New Label()
        label1.ID = "Label1"
        label1.Text = "A full page postback occurred."
        up1.ContentTemplateContainer.Controls.Add(button1)
        up1.ContentTemplateContainer.Controls.Add(label1)
        Page.Form.Controls.Add(up1)
    End Sub
</script>

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head id="Head1" runat="server">
    <title>UpdatePanel Constructor Example</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
        <div>
            <asp:ScriptManager ID="ScriptManager1" 
                               runat="server" />
        </div>
    </form>
</body>
</html>

Remarks

The ContentTemplateContainer property enables you to programmatically add child controls to the UpdatePanel control without having to define a custom template that inherits from the ITemplate interface. If you are adding content to the UpdatePanel control declaratively or through a designer, you should add content to the ContentTemplate property by using a <ContentTemplate> element.

Applies to

See also