DataBoundControl Class

Definition

Serves as the base class for all ASP.NET version 2.0 data-bound controls that display their data in list or tabular form.

public ref class DataBoundControl abstract : System::Web::UI::WebControls::BaseDataBoundControl
public abstract class DataBoundControl : System.Web.UI.WebControls.BaseDataBoundControl
type DataBoundControl = class
    inherit BaseDataBoundControl
Public MustInherit Class DataBoundControl
Inherits BaseDataBoundControl
Inheritance
Derived

Examples

The following code example demonstrates how to derive a class from the DataBoundControl class to create a custom data-bound control. The TextBoxSet control creates a TextBox control for each data item retrieved from its associated data source control, and binds to the value of the data item at run time. The current implementation of the Render method renders the TextBox controls as an unordered list.

using System;
using System.Collections;
using System.ComponentModel;
using System.Security.Permissions;
using System.Web;
using System.Web.UI;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls;

namespace Samples.AspNet.Controls.CS {

    [AspNetHostingPermission(SecurityAction.Demand, 
        Level=AspNetHostingPermissionLevel.Minimal)]
    [AspNetHostingPermission(SecurityAction.InheritanceDemand, 
        Level=AspNetHostingPermissionLevel.Minimal)]
    public class TextBoxSet : DataBoundControl {

        private IList alBoxSet;
        public IList BoxSet {
            get {
                if (null == alBoxSet) {
                     alBoxSet = new ArrayList();
                }
                return alBoxSet;                
            }                    
        }
        public string DataTextField {
            get {
                object o = ViewState["DataTextField"];
                return((o == null) ? string.Empty : (string)o);
            }
            set {
                ViewState["DataTextField"] = value;
                if (Initialized) {
                    OnDataPropertyChanged();
                }
            }
        }
        protected override void PerformSelect() {            

           // Call OnDataBinding here if bound to a data source using the
           // DataSource property (instead of a DataSourceID), because the
           // databinding statement is evaluated before the call to GetData.       
            if (! IsBoundUsingDataSourceID) {
                OnDataBinding(EventArgs.Empty);
            }            
            
            // The GetData method retrieves the DataSourceView object from  
            // the IDataSource associated with the data-bound control.            
            GetData().Select(CreateDataSourceSelectArguments(), 
                OnDataSourceViewSelectCallback);
            
            // The PerformDataBinding method has completed.
            RequiresDataBinding = false;
            MarkAsDataBound();
            
            // Raise the DataBound event.
            OnDataBound(EventArgs.Empty);
        }
        private void OnDataSourceViewSelectCallback(IEnumerable retrievedData) {
        
           // Call OnDataBinding only if it has not already been 
           // called in the PerformSelect method.
            if (IsBoundUsingDataSourceID) {
                OnDataBinding(EventArgs.Empty);
            }
            // The PerformDataBinding method binds the data in the  
            // retrievedData collection to elements of the data-bound control.
            PerformDataBinding(retrievedData);                                    
        }
        protected override void PerformDataBinding(IEnumerable retrievedData) {
            base.PerformDataBinding(retrievedData);

            // If the data is retrieved from an IDataSource as an 
            // IEnumerable collection, attempt to bind its values to a 
            // set of TextBox controls.
            if (retrievedData != null) {

                foreach (object dataItem in retrievedData) {
                    
                    TextBox box = new TextBox();
                    
                    // The dataItem is not just a string, but potentially
                    // a System.Data.DataRowView or some other container. 
                    // If DataTextField is set, use it to determine which 
                    // field to render. Otherwise, use the first field.                    
                    if (DataTextField.Length > 0) {
                        box.Text = DataBinder.GetPropertyValue(dataItem, 
                            DataTextField, null);
                    }
                    else {
                        PropertyDescriptorCollection props = 
                            TypeDescriptor.GetProperties(dataItem);

                        // Set the "default" value of the TextBox.
                        box.Text = String.Empty;
                        
                        // Set the true data-bound value of the TextBox,
                        // if possible.
                        if (props.Count >= 1) {                        
                            if (null != props[0].GetValue(dataItem)) {
                                box.Text = props[0].GetValue(dataItem).ToString();
                            }
                        }
                    }                                        
                    
                    BoxSet.Add(box);
                }
            }
        }
        protected override void Render(HtmlTextWriter writer) {

            // Render nothing if the control is empty.            
            if (BoxSet.Count <= 0) {
                return;
            }

            // Make sure the control is declared in a form tag 
            // with runat=server.
            if (Page != null) {
                Page.VerifyRenderingInServerForm(this);
            }
            
            // For this example, render the BoxSet as 
            // an unordered list of TextBox controls.            
            writer.RenderBeginTag(HtmlTextWriterTag.Ul);

            foreach (object item in BoxSet) {
                 
                TextBox box = (TextBox) item;
                
                // Write each element as 
                // <li><input type="text" value="string"><input/></li>
                
                writer.WriteBeginTag("li");
                writer.Write(">");
                writer.WriteBeginTag("input");
                writer.WriteAttribute("type", "text");
                writer.WriteAttribute("value", box.Text);
                writer.Write(">");
                writer.WriteEndTag("input");
                writer.WriteEndTag("li");
            }            

            writer.RenderEndTag();                       
        }
    }
}
Imports System.Collections
Imports System.ComponentModel
Imports System.Security.Permissions
Imports System.Web
Imports System.Web.UI
Imports System.Web.UI.WebControls

Namespace Samples.AspNet.Controls.VB

<AspNetHostingPermission(SecurityAction.Demand, _
    Level:=AspNetHostingPermissionLevel.Minimal), _
    AspNetHostingPermission(SecurityAction.InheritanceDemand, _
    Level:=AspNetHostingPermissionLevel.Minimal)> _
  Public Class TextBoxSet
    Inherits DataBoundControl

    Private alBoxSet As IList

    Public ReadOnly Property BoxSet() As IList
        Get
            If alBoxSet Is Nothing Then
                alBoxSet = New ArrayList()
            End If
            Return alBoxSet
        End Get
    End Property

    Public Property DataTextField() As String
        Get
            Dim o As Object = ViewState("DataTextField")
            If o Is Nothing Then
                Return String.Empty
            Else
                Return CStr(o)
            End If
        End Get
        Set(ByVal value As String)
            ViewState("DataTextField") = value
            If (Initialized) Then
                OnDataPropertyChanged()
            End If
        End Set
    End Property

    Protected Overrides Sub PerformSelect()

        ' Call OnDataBinding here if bound to a data source using the 
        ' DataSource property (instead of a DataSourceID) because the 
        ' data-binding statement is evaluated before the call to GetData.
        If Not IsBoundUsingDataSourceID Then
            OnDataBinding(EventArgs.Empty)
        End If

        ' The GetData method retrieves the DataSourceView object from the 
        ' IDataSource associated with the data-bound control.            
        GetData().Select(CreateDataSourceSelectArguments(), _
            AddressOf OnDataSourceViewSelectCallback)

        ' The PerformDataBinding method has completed.
        RequiresDataBinding = False
        MarkAsDataBound()

        ' Raise the DataBound event.
            OnDataBound(EventArgs.Empty)

    End Sub

    Private Sub OnDataSourceViewSelectCallback(ByVal retrievedData As IEnumerable)

        ' Call OnDataBinding only if it has not already
        ' been called in the PerformSelect method.
        If IsBoundUsingDataSourceID Then
            OnDataBinding(EventArgs.Empty)
        End If
        ' The PerformDataBinding method binds the data in the retrievedData 
        ' collection to elements of the data-bound control.
        PerformDataBinding(retrievedData)

    End Sub

    Protected Overrides Sub PerformDataBinding(ByVal retrievedData As IEnumerable)
        MyBase.PerformDataBinding(retrievedData)

        ' If the data is retrieved from an IDataSource as an IEnumerable 
        ' collection, attempt to bind its values to a set of TextBox controls.
        If Not (retrievedData Is Nothing) Then

            Dim dataItem As Object
            For Each dataItem In retrievedData

                Dim box As New TextBox()

                ' The dataItem is not just a string, but potentially
                ' a System.Data.DataRowView or some other container. 
                ' If DataTextField is set, use it to determine which 
                ' field to render. Otherwise, use the first field.                    
                If DataTextField.Length > 0 Then
                    box.Text = DataBinder.GetPropertyValue( _
                    dataItem, DataTextField, Nothing)
                Else
                    Dim props As PropertyDescriptorCollection = _
                        TypeDescriptor.GetProperties(dataItem)

                    ' Set the "default" value of the TextBox.
                    box.Text = String.Empty

                    ' Set the true data-bound value of the TextBox,
                    ' if possible.
                    If props.Count >= 1 Then
                        If props(0).GetValue(dataItem) IsNot Nothing Then
                            box.Text = props(0).GetValue(dataItem).ToString()
                        End If
                    End If
                End If

                BoxSet.Add(box)
            Next dataItem
        End If

    End Sub

    Protected Overrides Sub Render(ByVal writer As HtmlTextWriter)

        ' Render nothing if the control is empty.            
        If BoxSet.Count <= 0 Then
            Return
        End If

        ' Make sure the control is declared in a form tag with runat=server.
        If Not (Page Is Nothing) Then
            Page.VerifyRenderingInServerForm(Me)
        End If

        ' For this example, render the BoxSet as 
        ' an unordered list of TextBox controls.            
        writer.RenderBeginTag(HtmlTextWriterTag.Ul)

        Dim item As Object
        For Each item In BoxSet

            Dim box As TextBox = CType(item, TextBox)

            ' Write each element as 
            ' <li><input type="text" value="string"><input/></li>
            writer.WriteBeginTag("li")
            writer.Write(">")
            writer.WriteBeginTag("input")
            writer.WriteAttribute("type", "text")
            writer.WriteAttribute("value", box.Text)
            writer.Write(">")
            writer.WriteEndTag("input")
            writer.WriteEndTag("li")
        Next item

        writer.RenderEndTag()

    End Sub
    End Class
End Namespace

The following code example demonstrates how to use the TextBoxSet control, defined in the previous example, and bind it to an AccessDataSource control.

<%@Page language="c#" %>
<%@ Register TagPrefix="aspSample" Namespace="Samples.AspNet.Controls.CS" 
    Assembly="Samples.AspNet.Controls.CS" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
  <head>
    <title>TextBoxSet Data-Bound Control  - C# Example</title>
  </head>

  <body>
    <form id="Form1" method="post" runat="server">

        <aspSample:textboxset
          id="TextBoxSet1"
          runat="server"
          datasourceid="AccessDataSource1" />

        <asp:accessdatasource
          id="AccessDataSource1"
          runat="server"
          datafile="Northwind.mdb"
          selectcommand="SELECT lastname FROM Employees" />
          
    </form>
  </body>
</html>
<%@Page language="VB" %>
<%@ Register TagPrefix="aspSample" Namespace="Samples.AspNet.Controls.VB" 
    Assembly="Samples.AspNet.Controls.VB" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
  <head>
    <title>TextBoxSet Data-Bound Control - VB Example</title>
  </head>

  <body>
    <form id="Form1" method="post" runat="server">

        <aspSample:textboxset
          id="TextBoxSet1"
          runat="server"
          datasourceid="AccessDataSource1" />

        <asp:accessdatasource
          id="AccessDataSource1"
          runat="server"
          datafile="Northwind.mdb"
          selectcommand="SELECT lastname FROM Employees" />
          
    </form>
  </body>
</html>

Remarks

The DataBoundControl class is the base class used for ASP.NET controls that retrieve tabular or list-style data from an ASP.NET data source control and bind user-interface (UI) elements of the control to that data for display. Composite data-bound controls such as GridView, DetailsView, and FormView; list-style data-bound controls such as BulletedList and CheckBoxList; and other controls such as AdRotator derive from DataBoundControl.

Page developers do not use the DataBoundControl class directly; instead, they use controls that derive from this class.

Control developers extend this class to create data-bound controls that work with classes that implement the IDataSource interface and classes that derive from the DataSourceControl and DataSourceView classes. When deriving a class from the DataBoundControl class, override the PerformDataBinding method to bind the UI elements of your control to data retrieved by the GetData method. In most cases, the PerformDataBinding method is the only method you will override in your derived class.

For ASP.NET 2.0 data-bound controls, the PerformSelect method is the equivalent of the DataBind method, and is called to bind data at run time. The PerformSelect method calls the GetData and PerformDataBinding methods.

Constructors

DataBoundControl()

Initializes the DataBoundControl class for use by an inherited class instance. This constructor can only be called by an inherited class.

Properties

AccessKey

Gets or sets the access key that allows you to quickly navigate to the Web server control.

(Inherited from WebControl)
Adapter

Gets the browser-specific adapter for the control.

(Inherited from Control)
AppRelativeTemplateSourceDirectory

Gets or sets the application-relative virtual directory of the Page or UserControl object that contains this control.

(Inherited from Control)
Attributes

Gets the collection of arbitrary attributes (for rendering only) that do not correspond to properties on the control.

(Inherited from WebControl)
BackColor

Gets or sets the background color of the Web server control.

(Inherited from WebControl)
BindingContainer

Gets the control that contains this control's data binding.

(Inherited from Control)
BorderColor

Gets or sets the border color of the Web control.

(Inherited from WebControl)
BorderStyle

Gets or sets the border style of the Web server control.

(Inherited from WebControl)
BorderWidth

Gets or sets the border width of the Web server control.

(Inherited from WebControl)
ChildControlsCreated

Gets a value that indicates whether the server control's child controls have been created.

(Inherited from Control)
ClientID

Gets the control ID for HTML markup that is generated by ASP.NET.

(Inherited from Control)
ClientIDMode

Gets or sets the algorithm that is used to generate the value of the ClientID property.

(Inherited from Control)
ClientIDSeparator

Gets a character value representing the separator character used in the ClientID property.

(Inherited from Control)
Context

Gets the HttpContext object associated with the server control for the current Web request.

(Inherited from Control)
Controls

Gets a ControlCollection object that represents the child controls for a specified server control in the UI hierarchy.

(Inherited from Control)
ControlStyle

Gets the style of the Web server control. This property is used primarily by control developers.

(Inherited from WebControl)
ControlStyleCreated

Gets a value indicating whether a Style object has been created for the ControlStyle property. This property is primarily used by control developers.

(Inherited from WebControl)
CssClass

Gets or sets the Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) class rendered by the Web server control on the client.

(Inherited from WebControl)
DataItemContainer

Gets a reference to the naming container if the naming container implements IDataItemContainer.

(Inherited from Control)
DataKeysContainer

Gets a reference to the naming container if the naming container implements IDataKeysControl.

(Inherited from Control)
DataMember

Gets or sets the name of the list of data that the data-bound control binds to, in cases where the data source contains more than one distinct list of data items.

DataSource

Gets or sets the object from which the data-bound control retrieves its list of data items.

(Inherited from BaseDataBoundControl)
DataSourceID

Gets or sets the ID of the control from which the data-bound control retrieves its list of data items.

DataSourceObject

Gets an object that implements the IDataSource interface, which provides access to the object's data content.

DesignMode

Gets a value indicating whether a control is being used on a design surface.

(Inherited from Control)
Enabled

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the Web server control is enabled.

(Inherited from WebControl)
EnableTheming

Gets or sets a value indicating whether themes apply to this control.

(Inherited from WebControl)
EnableViewState

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the server control persists its view state, and the view state of any child controls it contains, to the requesting client.

(Inherited from Control)
Events

Gets a list of event handler delegates for the control. This property is read-only.

(Inherited from Control)
Font

Gets the font properties associated with the Web server control.

(Inherited from WebControl)
ForeColor

Gets or sets the foreground color (typically the color of the text) of the Web server control.

(Inherited from WebControl)
HasAttributes

Gets a value indicating whether the control has attributes set.

(Inherited from WebControl)
HasChildViewState

Gets a value indicating whether the current server control's child controls have any saved view-state settings.

(Inherited from Control)
Height

Gets or sets the height of the Web server control.

(Inherited from WebControl)
ID

Gets or sets the programmatic identifier assigned to the server control.

(Inherited from Control)
IdSeparator

Gets the character used to separate control identifiers.

(Inherited from Control)
Initialized

Gets a value indicating whether the data-bound control has been initialized.

(Inherited from BaseDataBoundControl)
IsBoundUsingDataSourceID

Gets a value indicating whether the DataSourceID property is set.

(Inherited from BaseDataBoundControl)
IsChildControlStateCleared

Gets a value indicating whether controls contained within this control have control state.

(Inherited from Control)
IsDataBindingAutomatic

Gets a value that indicates whether data binding is automatic.

(Inherited from BaseDataBoundControl)
IsEnabled

Gets a value indicating whether the control is enabled.

(Inherited from WebControl)
IsTrackingViewState

Gets a value that indicates whether the server control is saving changes to its view state.

(Inherited from Control)
IsUsingModelBinders

Gets a value that indicates whether model binding is in use.

IsViewStateEnabled

Gets a value indicating whether view state is enabled for this control.

(Inherited from Control)
ItemType

Gets or sets the name of the data item type for strongly typed data binding.

LoadViewStateByID

Gets a value indicating whether the control participates in loading its view state by ID instead of index.

(Inherited from Control)
NamingContainer

Gets a reference to the server control's naming container, which creates a unique namespace for differentiating between server controls with the same ID property value.

(Inherited from Control)
Page

Gets a reference to the Page instance that contains the server control.

(Inherited from Control)
Parent

Gets a reference to the server control's parent control in the page control hierarchy.

(Inherited from Control)
RenderingCompatibility

Gets a value that specifies the ASP.NET version that rendered HTML will be compatible with.

(Inherited from Control)
RequiresDataBinding

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the DataBind() method should be called.

(Inherited from BaseDataBoundControl)
SelectArguments

Gets a DataSourceSelectArguments object that the data-bound control uses when retrieving data from a data source control.

SelectMethod

The name of the method to call in order to read data.

Site

Gets information about the container that hosts the current control when rendered on a design surface.

(Inherited from Control)
SkinID

Gets or sets the skin to apply to the control.

(Inherited from WebControl)
Style

Gets a collection of text attributes that will be rendered as a style attribute on the outer tag of the Web server control.

(Inherited from WebControl)
SupportsDisabledAttribute

Gets a value that indicates whether the control should set the disabled attribute of the rendered HTML element to "disabled" when the control's IsEnabled property is false.

(Inherited from BaseDataBoundControl)
TabIndex

Gets or sets the tab index of the Web server control.

(Inherited from WebControl)
TagKey

Gets the HtmlTextWriterTag value that corresponds to this Web server control. This property is used primarily by control developers.

(Inherited from WebControl)
TagName

Gets the name of the control tag. This property is used primarily by control developers.

(Inherited from WebControl)
TemplateControl

Gets or sets a reference to the template that contains this control.

(Inherited from Control)
TemplateSourceDirectory

Gets the virtual directory of the Page or UserControl that contains the current server control.

(Inherited from Control)
ToolTip

Gets or sets the text displayed when the mouse pointer hovers over the Web server control.

(Inherited from WebControl)
UniqueID

Gets the unique, hierarchically qualified identifier for the server control.

(Inherited from Control)
ValidateRequestMode

Gets or sets a value that indicates whether the control checks client input from the browser for potentially dangerous values.

(Inherited from Control)
ViewState

Gets a dictionary of state information that allows you to save and restore the view state of a server control across multiple requests for the same page.

(Inherited from Control)
ViewStateIgnoresCase

Gets a value that indicates whether the StateBag object is case-insensitive.

(Inherited from Control)
ViewStateMode

Gets or sets the view-state mode of this control.

(Inherited from Control)
Visible

Gets or sets a value that indicates whether a server control is rendered as UI on the page.

(Inherited from Control)
Width

Gets or sets the width of the Web server control.

(Inherited from WebControl)

Methods

AddAttributesToRender(HtmlTextWriter)

Adds HTML attributes and styles that need to be rendered to the specified HtmlTextWriterTag. This method is used primarily by control developers.

(Inherited from WebControl)
AddedControl(Control, Int32)

Called after a child control is added to the Controls collection of the Control object.

(Inherited from Control)
AddParsedSubObject(Object)

Notifies the server control that an element, either XML or HTML, was parsed, and adds the element to the server control's ControlCollection object.

(Inherited from Control)
ApplyStyle(Style)

Copies any nonblank elements of the specified style to the Web control, overwriting any existing style elements of the control. This method is primarily used by control developers.

(Inherited from WebControl)
ApplyStyleSheetSkin(Page)

Applies the style properties defined in the page style sheet to the control.

(Inherited from Control)
BeginRenderTracing(TextWriter, Object)

Begins design-time tracing of rendering data.

(Inherited from Control)
BuildProfileTree(String, Boolean)

Gathers information about the server control and delivers it to the Trace property to be displayed when tracing is enabled for the page.

(Inherited from Control)
ClearCachedClientID()

Sets the cached ClientID value to null.

(Inherited from Control)
ClearChildControlState()

Deletes the control-state information for the server control's child controls.

(Inherited from Control)
ClearChildState()

Deletes the view-state and control-state information for all the server control's child controls.

(Inherited from Control)
ClearChildViewState()

Deletes the view-state information for all the server control's child controls.

(Inherited from Control)
ClearEffectiveClientIDMode()

Sets the ClientIDMode property of the current control instance and of any child controls to Inherit.

(Inherited from Control)
ConfirmInitState()

Sets the initialized state of the data-bound control.

(Inherited from BaseDataBoundControl)
CopyBaseAttributes(WebControl)

Copies the properties not encapsulated by the Style object from the specified Web server control to the Web server control that this method is called from. This method is used primarily by control developers.

(Inherited from WebControl)
CreateChildControls()

Called by the ASP.NET page framework to notify server controls that use composition-based implementation to create any child controls they contain in preparation for posting back or rendering.

(Inherited from Control)
CreateControlCollection()

Creates a new ControlCollection object to hold the child controls (both literal and server) of the server control.

(Inherited from Control)
CreateControlStyle()

Creates the style object that is used internally by the WebControl class to implement all style related properties. This method is used primarily by control developers.

(Inherited from WebControl)
CreateDataSourceSelectArguments()

Creates a default DataSourceSelectArguments object used by the data-bound control if no arguments are specified.

DataBind()

Binds a data source to the invoked server control and all its child controls.

(Inherited from BaseDataBoundControl)
DataBind(Boolean)

Binds a data source to the invoked server control and all its child controls with an option to raise the DataBinding event.

(Inherited from Control)
DataBindChildren()

Binds a data source to the server control's child controls.

(Inherited from Control)
Dispose()

Enables a server control to perform final clean up before it is released from memory.

(Inherited from Control)
EndRenderTracing(TextWriter, Object)

Ends design-time tracing of rendering data.

(Inherited from Control)
EnsureChildControls()

Determines whether the server control contains child controls. If it does not, it creates child controls.

(Inherited from Control)
EnsureDataBound()

Calls the DataBind() method if the DataSourceID property is set and the data-bound control is marked to require binding.

(Inherited from BaseDataBoundControl)
EnsureID()

Creates an identifier for controls that do not have an identifier assigned.

(Inherited from Control)
Equals(Object)

Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object.

(Inherited from Object)
FindControl(String)

Searches the current naming container for a server control with the specified id parameter.

(Inherited from Control)
FindControl(String, Int32)

Searches the current naming container for a server control with the specified id and an integer, specified in the pathOffset parameter, which aids in the search. You should not override this version of the FindControl method.

(Inherited from Control)
Focus()

Sets input focus to a control.

(Inherited from Control)
GetData()

Retrieves a DataSourceView object that the data-bound control uses to perform data operations.

GetDataSource()

Retrieves the IDataSource interface that the data-bound control is associated with, if any.

GetDesignModeState()

Gets design-time data for a control.

(Inherited from Control)
GetHashCode()

Serves as the default hash function.

(Inherited from Object)
GetRouteUrl(Object)

Gets the URL that corresponds to a set of route parameters.

(Inherited from Control)
GetRouteUrl(RouteValueDictionary)

Gets the URL that corresponds to a set of route parameters.

(Inherited from Control)
GetRouteUrl(String, Object)

Gets the URL that corresponds to a set of route parameters and a route name.

(Inherited from Control)
GetRouteUrl(String, RouteValueDictionary)

Gets the URL that corresponds to a set of route parameters and a route name.

(Inherited from Control)
GetType()

Gets the Type of the current instance.

(Inherited from Object)
GetUniqueIDRelativeTo(Control)

Returns the prefixed portion of the UniqueID property of the specified control.

(Inherited from Control)
HasControls()

Determines if the server control contains any child controls.

(Inherited from Control)
HasEvents()

Returns a value indicating whether events are registered for the control or any child controls.

(Inherited from Control)
IsLiteralContent()

Determines if the server control holds only literal content.

(Inherited from Control)
LoadControlState(Object)

Restores control-state information from a previous page request that was saved by the SaveControlState() method.

(Inherited from Control)
LoadViewState(Object)

Restores view-state information from a previous page request that was saved by the SaveViewState() method.

MapPathSecure(String)

Retrieves the physical path that a virtual path, either absolute or relative, maps to.

(Inherited from Control)
MarkAsDataBound()

Sets the state of the control in view state as successfully bound to data.

MemberwiseClone()

Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.

(Inherited from Object)
MergeStyle(Style)

Copies any nonblank elements of the specified style to the Web control, but will not overwrite any existing style elements of the control. This method is used primarily by control developers.

(Inherited from WebControl)
OnBubbleEvent(Object, EventArgs)

Determines whether the event for the server control is passed up the page's UI server control hierarchy.

(Inherited from Control)
OnCreatingModelDataSource(CreatingModelDataSourceEventArgs)

Raises the CreatingModelDataSource event.

OnDataBinding(EventArgs)

Raises the DataBinding event.

(Inherited from Control)
OnDataBound(EventArgs)

Raises the DataBound event.

(Inherited from BaseDataBoundControl)
OnDataPropertyChanged()

Rebinds the data-bound control to its data after one of the base data source identification properties changes.

OnDataSourceViewChanged(Object, EventArgs)

Raises the DataSourceViewChanged event.

OnInit(EventArgs)

Handles the Init event.

(Inherited from BaseDataBoundControl)
OnLoad(EventArgs)

Handles the Load event.

OnPagePreLoad(Object, EventArgs)

Sets the initialized state of the data-bound control before the control is loaded.

OnPreRender(EventArgs)

Handles the PreRender event.

(Inherited from BaseDataBoundControl)
OnUnload(EventArgs)

Raises the Unload event.

(Inherited from Control)
OpenFile(String)

Gets a Stream used to read a file.

(Inherited from Control)
PerformDataBinding(IEnumerable)

When overridden in a derived class, binds data from the data source to the control.

PerformSelect()

Retrieves data from the associated data source.

RaiseBubbleEvent(Object, EventArgs)

Assigns any sources of the event and its information to the control's parent.

(Inherited from Control)
RemovedControl(Control)

Called after a child control is removed from the Controls collection of the Control object.

(Inherited from Control)
Render(HtmlTextWriter)

Renders the control to the specified HTML writer.

(Inherited from WebControl)
RenderBeginTag(HtmlTextWriter)

Renders the HTML opening tag of the control to the specified writer. This method is used primarily by control developers.

(Inherited from WebControl)
RenderChildren(HtmlTextWriter)

Outputs the content of a server control's children to a provided HtmlTextWriter object, which writes the content to be rendered on the client.

(Inherited from Control)
RenderContents(HtmlTextWriter)

Renders the contents of the control to the specified writer. This method is used primarily by control developers.

(Inherited from WebControl)
RenderControl(HtmlTextWriter)

Outputs server control content to a provided HtmlTextWriter object and stores tracing information about the control if tracing is enabled.

(Inherited from Control)
RenderControl(HtmlTextWriter, ControlAdapter)

Outputs server control content to a provided HtmlTextWriter object using a provided ControlAdapter object.

(Inherited from Control)
RenderEndTag(HtmlTextWriter)

Renders the HTML closing tag of the control into the specified writer. This method is used primarily by control developers.

(Inherited from WebControl)
ResolveAdapter()

Gets the control adapter responsible for rendering the specified control.

(Inherited from Control)
ResolveClientUrl(String)

Gets a URL that can be used by the browser.

(Inherited from Control)
ResolveUrl(String)

Converts a URL into one that is usable on the requesting client.

(Inherited from Control)
SaveControlState()

Saves any server control state changes that have occurred since the time the page was posted back to the server.

(Inherited from Control)
SaveViewState()

Saves any view-state changes that have occurred since the time the page was posted back to the server.

SetDesignModeState(IDictionary)

Sets design-time data for a control.

(Inherited from Control)
SetRenderMethodDelegate(RenderMethod)

Assigns an event handler delegate to render the server control and its content into its parent control.

(Inherited from Control)
SetTraceData(Object, Object)

Sets trace data for design-time tracing of rendering data, using the trace data key and the trace data value.

(Inherited from Control)
SetTraceData(Object, Object, Object)

Sets trace data for design-time tracing of rendering data, using the traced object, the trace data key, and the trace data value.

(Inherited from Control)
ToString()

Returns a string that represents the current object.

(Inherited from Object)
TrackViewState()

Causes view-state changes to the control to be tracked so they can be stored in the control's StateBag object.

ValidateDataSource(Object)

Verifies that the object a data-bound control binds to is one it can work with.

Events

CallingDataMethods

Occurs when data methods are being called.

CreatingModelDataSource

Occurs when the ModelDataSource object is being created.

DataBinding

Occurs when the server control binds to a data source.

(Inherited from Control)
DataBound

Occurs after the server control binds to a data source.

(Inherited from BaseDataBoundControl)
Disposed

Occurs when a server control is released from memory, which is the last stage of the server control lifecycle when an ASP.NET page is requested.

(Inherited from Control)
Init

Occurs when the server control is initialized, which is the first step in its lifecycle.

(Inherited from Control)
Load

Occurs when the server control is loaded into the Page object.

(Inherited from Control)
PreRender

Occurs after the Control object is loaded but prior to rendering.

(Inherited from Control)
Unload

Occurs when the server control is unloaded from memory.

(Inherited from Control)

Explicit Interface Implementations

IAttributeAccessor.GetAttribute(String)

Gets an attribute of the Web control with the specified name.

(Inherited from WebControl)
IAttributeAccessor.SetAttribute(String, String)

Sets an attribute of the Web control to the specified name and value.

(Inherited from WebControl)
IControlBuilderAccessor.ControlBuilder

For a description of this member, see ControlBuilder.

(Inherited from Control)
IControlDesignerAccessor.GetDesignModeState()

For a description of this member, see GetDesignModeState().

(Inherited from Control)
IControlDesignerAccessor.SetDesignModeState(IDictionary)

For a description of this member, see SetDesignModeState(IDictionary).

(Inherited from Control)
IControlDesignerAccessor.SetOwnerControl(Control)

For a description of this member, see SetOwnerControl(Control).

(Inherited from Control)
IControlDesignerAccessor.UserData

For a description of this member, see UserData.

(Inherited from Control)
IDataBindingsAccessor.DataBindings

For a description of this member, see DataBindings.

(Inherited from Control)
IDataBindingsAccessor.HasDataBindings

For a description of this member, see HasDataBindings.

(Inherited from Control)
IExpressionsAccessor.Expressions

For a description of this member, see Expressions.

(Inherited from Control)
IExpressionsAccessor.HasExpressions

For a description of this member, see HasExpressions.

(Inherited from Control)
IParserAccessor.AddParsedSubObject(Object)

For a description of this member, see AddParsedSubObject(Object).

(Inherited from Control)

Extension Methods

EnablePersistedSelection(BaseDataBoundControl)

Enables selection to be persisted in data controls that support selection and paging.

FindDataSourceControl(Control)

Returns the data source that is associated with the data control for the specified control.

FindFieldTemplate(Control, String)

Returns the field template for the specified column in the specified control's naming container.

FindMetaTable(Control)

Returns the metatable object for the containing data control.

Applies to

See also