DataList.RenderContents(HtmlTextWriter) DataList.RenderContents(HtmlTextWriter) DataList.RenderContents(HtmlTextWriter) DataList.RenderContents(HtmlTextWriter) Method

Definition

Renders the list items in the DataList control.

protected public:
 override void RenderContents(System::Web::UI::HtmlTextWriter ^ writer);
protected internal override void RenderContents (System.Web.UI.HtmlTextWriter writer);
override this.RenderContents : System.Web.UI.HtmlTextWriter -> unit
Protected Friend Overrides Sub RenderContents (writer As HtmlTextWriter)

Parameters

writer
HtmlTextWriter HtmlTextWriter HtmlTextWriter HtmlTextWriter

A HtmlTextWriter that represents the output stream to render HTML content on the client.

Examples

The following code example demonstrates how to override the RenderContents method in a custom server control so that some text precedes the DataList object.

<%@ Register TagPrefix="aspSample" Namespace="Samples.AspNet" Assembly="Samples.AspNet.CS" %>
<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="True" %>
<!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>Custom DataList - RenderContents - C# Example</title>
        <script runat="server">
          private void Page_Load(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
          {
        // Create sample data for the DataList control.
        System.Data.DataTable dt = new System.Data.DataTable();
        System.Data.DataRow dr;
        dt.Columns.Add(new System.Data.DataColumn("Column1", typeof(String)));
        
        dr = dt.NewRow();
        dr[0] = "Hello";
        dt.Rows.Add(dr);
        
        dr = dt.NewRow();
        dr[0] = "DataList";
        dt.Rows.Add(dr);
        
        dr = dt.NewRow();
        dr[0] = "World";
        dt.Rows.Add(dr);

        // Show the DataTable values in the DataList.
              DataList1.DataSource = dt;
        DataList1.DataBind();
        }        
        </script>
    </head>
    <body>
        <form id="Form1" method="post" runat="server">
            <h3>Custom DataList - RenderContents - C# Example</h3>

            <aspSample:CustomDataListRenderContents id="DataList1" runat="server" 
                BorderColor="#999999" BorderStyle="None" BackColor="White" CellPadding="3" 
                GridLines="Vertical" BorderWidth="1px" Width="100px">
        
          <HeaderStyle Font-Bold="True" ForeColor="White" BackColor="#000084" />
          <HeaderTemplate>
              <asp:Label id="Label1" runat="server">Column1</asp:Label>
          </HeaderTemplate>

          <ItemStyle ForeColor="Black" BackColor="#EEEEEE" />
          <ItemTemplate>
              <asp:Label id="Label2" runat="server"><%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "Column1") %></asp:Label>
          </ItemTemplate>

          <AlternatingItemStyle BackColor="#DCDCDC" />
          <AlternatingItemTemplate>
              <asp:Label id="Label3" runat="server"><%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "Column1") %></asp:Label>
          </AlternatingItemTemplate>
          
      </aspSample:CustomDataListRenderContents>
        </form>
    </body>
</html>
<%@ Register TagPrefix="aspSample" Namespace="Samples.AspNet.VB.Controls" Assembly="Samples.AspNet.VB" %>
<%@ Page Language="VB" AutoEventWireup="True" %>
<!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>Custom DataList - RenderContents - VB.NET Example</title>
  </head>
  <body>
    <form id="Form1" method="post" runat="server">
      <h3>Custom DataList - RenderContents - VB.NET Example</h3>
      <aspSample:CustomDataListRenderContents id="DataList1" runat="server" />
    </form>
  </body>
</html>
using System.Web;
using System.Security.Permissions;

namespace Samples.AspNet
{
    [AspNetHostingPermission(SecurityAction.Demand, Level = AspNetHostingPermissionLevel.Minimal)]
    public sealed class CustomDataListRenderContents : System.Web.UI.WebControls.DataList
    {
        protected override void RenderContents(System.Web.UI.HtmlTextWriter writer)
        {
            // Place some text before the DataList.
            writer.Write("Here is some text from the RenderContent method.<br>");

            // Call the base RenderContents method.
            base.RenderContents(writer);
        }
    }
}
Imports System.Web
Imports System.Security.Permissions

Namespace Samples.AspNet.VB.Controls
    <AspNetHostingPermission(SecurityAction.Demand, Level:=AspNetHostingPermissionLevel.Minimal)> _
    Public NotInheritable Class CustomDataListRenderContents
        Inherits System.Web.UI.WebControls.DataList

        Protected Overrides Sub RenderContents(ByVal writer As System.Web.UI.HtmlTextWriter)

            ' Place some text before the DataList.
            writer.Write("Here is some text from the RenderContent method.<br>")

            ' Call the base RenderContents method.
            MyBase.RenderContents(writer)
        End Sub
    End Class
End Namespace

Remarks

The RenderContents method is used primarily by control developers, when deriving a custom control from the DataList control.

The RenderContents method renders the inner content of the DataList control, including the contained DataListItem controls.

Applies to