WebPartManager.CreateDisplayModes WebPartManager.CreateDisplayModes WebPartManager.CreateDisplayModes WebPartManager.CreateDisplayModes Method

Definition

Creates the set of all possible display modes for a Web Parts application.

protected:
 virtual System::Web::UI::WebControls::WebParts::WebPartDisplayModeCollection ^ CreateDisplayModes();
protected virtual System.Web.UI.WebControls.WebParts.WebPartDisplayModeCollection CreateDisplayModes ();
abstract member CreateDisplayModes : unit -> System.Web.UI.WebControls.WebParts.WebPartDisplayModeCollection
override this.CreateDisplayModes : unit -> System.Web.UI.WebControls.WebParts.WebPartDisplayModeCollection
Protected Overridable Function CreateDisplayModes () As WebPartDisplayModeCollection

Returns

Examples

The following code example demonstrates how to use the CreateDisplayModes method.

The code example has five parts:

  • A user control that enables you to change display modes on a Web Parts page.

  • A Web page that hosts the other controls.

  • A user control that resides in a WebPartZone zone on the Web page, and enables you to enter and display text in a label.

  • A source code file that contains two controls. One is a custom WebPartManager control, and the other is a custom WebPartDisplayMode object to add to the page's default display modes.

  • A source code file that contains two custom WebPart controls, and a custom interface.

  • An explanation of how the example works in a browser.

The first part of the code example is the user control for changing display modes. You can obtain the source code for the user control from the Example section of the WebPartManager class overview. For more information about display modes and how the user control works, see Walkthrough: Changing Display Modes on a Web Parts Page.

The second part of the example is the Web page. It contains two WebPartZone controls, both user controls, and the custom WebPartManager control. Notice the Register directives at the top of the page to reference the user controls and namespace for the compiled controls.

<%@ Page Language="C#" %>
<%@ Register Src="TextDisplaycs.ascx" 
    TagName="TextDisplay" 
    TagPrefix="uc2" %>
<%@ Register Src="DisplayModeMenuCS.ascx" 
    TagName="DisplayModeMenuCS" 
    TagPrefix="uc1" %>
<%@ Register Namespace="Samples.AspNet.CS.Controls" 
    TagPrefix="sample" 
    Assembly="CustomDisplayModeCS"  %>

<!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 runat="server">
    <title>Untitled Page</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
    <uc1:DisplayModeMenuCS id="menu1" runat="server" />
    <div>
    <sample:NewWebPartManager runat="server" ID="wpgm1" />
    <br />
    <table style="width: 100%">
      <tr valign="top" align="center" >
        <td style="width: 100px; height: 123px">
          <asp:WebPartZone ID="WebPartZone1" runat="server">
            <ZoneTemplate>
              <uc2:TextDisplay ID="TextDisplay1" runat="server" />
            </ZoneTemplate>
          </asp:WebPartZone>
        </td>
        <td style="width: 100px; height: 123px">
          <asp:WebPartZone ID="WebPartZone2" runat="server" />
        </td>
      </tr>
    </table>
    <br />
    </div>
    </form>
</body>
</html>
<%@ Page Language="vb" %>
<%@ Register Src="TextDisplayvb.ascx" 
    TagName="TextDisplay" 
    TagPrefix="uc2" %>
<%@ Register Src="DisplayModeMenuVB.ascx" 
    TagName="DisplayModeMenuVB" 
    TagPrefix="uc1" %>
<%@ Register Namespace="Samples.AspNet.VB.Controls" 
    TagPrefix="sample" 
    Assembly="CustomDisplayModeVB" %>

<!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 runat="server">
    <title>Untitled Page</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
    <uc1:DisplayModeMenuVB id="menu1" runat="server" />
    <div>
    <sample:NewWebPartManager runat="server" ID="wpgm1" />
    <br />
    <table style="width: 100%">
      <tr valign="top" align="center" >
        <td style="width: 100px; height: 123px">
          <asp:WebPartZone ID="WebPartZone1" runat="server">
            <ZoneTemplate>
              <uc2:TextDisplay ID="TextDisplay1" runat="server" />
            </ZoneTemplate>
          </asp:WebPartZone>
        </td>
        <td style="width: 100px; height: 123px">
          <asp:WebPartZone ID="WebPartZone2" runat="server" />
        </td>
      </tr>
    </table>
    <br />
    </div>
    </form>
</body>
</html>

The third part of the example is the user control for entering and displaying text. It uses a MultiView control to create multiple views of the UI. One view appears with the Button1 button, the other without. Notice that in the overridden OnPreRender method, the code checks to see whether the page is currently in the custom display mode and, if so, displays the first view of the user control, which includes the button. If the page is not in the custom display mode, for example if the page is in browse or design mode, the button is hidden.

<%@ Control Language="C#" %>
<%@ Import Namespace="Samples.AspNet.CS.Controls" %>
    
<script runat="server">
  private string textContent;

  [Personalizable]
  public string TextContent
  {
    get { return textContent; }
    set { textContent = value; }
  }

  protected override void OnPreRender(EventArgs e)
  {
    Label1.Text = this.textContent;
    int viewIndex = 0;

    WebPartManager wpmg = 
      WebPartManager.GetCurrentWebPartManager(this.Page);
    NewWebPartManager myNewWpmg = wpmg as NewWebPartManager;
    if (myNewWpmg != null)
    {
      WebPartDisplayMode mode = 
        myNewWpmg.SupportedDisplayModes[myNewWpmg.InLineEditDisplayMode.Name];
      if (mode != null && myNewWpmg.DisplayMode == mode)
      {
        viewIndex = 1;
      }
    }
    this.MultiView1.ActiveViewIndex = viewIndex;

  }

  protected void Button1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
  {
    this.TextContent = TextBox1.Text;

    WebPartManager wpmg = 
      WebPartManager.GetCurrentWebPartManager(this.Page);
    WebPartDisplayMode mode = 
      wpmg.SupportedDisplayModes[WebPartManager.BrowseDisplayMode.Name];
    if (mode != null)
      wpmg.DisplayMode = mode;
  }
  
</script>
<asp:MultiView ID="MultiView1" runat="server">
    <asp:View ID="View1" runat="server">
        <asp:Label ID="Label1" runat="server" Text="Label" />
    </asp:View>
    <asp:View ID="View2" runat="server">
        <asp:TextBox ID="TextBox1" runat="server"></asp:TextBox>
        <asp:Button ID="Button1" OnClick="Button1_Click" 
          runat="server" Text="Button" />
    </asp:View>
</asp:MultiView>
<%@ Control Language="vb" %>
<%@ Import Namespace="Samples.AspNet.VB.Controls" %>
    
<script runat="server">

  Private _textContent As String

  <Personalizable()> _
  Public Property TextContent() As String
    Get
      Return _textContent
    End Get
    Set(ByVal value As String)
      _textContent = Value
    End Set
  End Property
 
  Protected Overrides Sub OnPreRender(ByVal e As EventArgs)
    Label1.Text = Me.TextContent
    Dim viewIndex As Integer = 0
      
    Dim wpmg As WebPartManager = _
      WebPartManager.GetCurrentWebPartManager(Me.Page)
    Dim myNewWpmg As NewWebPartManager = _
      CType(wpmg, NewWebPartManager)
    If Not (myNewWpmg Is Nothing) Then
      Dim mode As WebPartDisplayMode = _
        myNewWpmg.SupportedDisplayModes(myNewWpmg.InLineEditDisplayMode.Name)
      If Not (mode Is Nothing) AndAlso _
        myNewWpmg.DisplayMode Is mode Then
        viewIndex = 1
      End If
    End If
    Me.MultiView1.ActiveViewIndex = viewIndex

  End Sub

  Protected Sub Button1_Click(ByVal sender As Object, _
    ByVal e As EventArgs)
    
    Me.TextContent = TextBox1.Text
    Dim wpmg As WebPartManager = _
      WebPartManager.GetCurrentWebPartManager(Me.Page)
    Dim mode As WebPartDisplayMode = _
      wpmg.SupportedDisplayModes(WebPartManager.BrowseDisplayMode.Name)
    If Not (mode Is Nothing) Then
      wpmg.DisplayMode = mode
    End If

  End Sub
  
</script>
<asp:MultiView ID="MultiView1" runat="server">
    <asp:View ID="View1" runat="server">
        <asp:Label ID="Label1" runat="server" Text="Label" />
    </asp:View>
    <asp:View ID="View2" runat="server">
        <asp:TextBox ID="TextBox1" runat="server"></asp:TextBox>
        <asp:Button ID="Button1" OnClick="Button1_Click" 
          runat="server" Text="Button" />
    </asp:View>
</asp:MultiView>

The fourth part of the example is the source file for the two custom classes. Notice that the custom WebPartManager class overrides the CreateDisplayModes method, and that it first calls the base method to add all the default display modes, and then adds the custom display mode. The custom display mode class, InLineEditDisplayMode, simply inherits from WebPartDisplayMode, sets the name of the display mode in the constructor, and overrides a number of the base properties to establish the characteristics of the custom display.

For the code example to run, you must compile this source code. You can compile it explicitly and put the resulting assembly in your Web site's Bin folder or the global assembly cache. Alternatively, you can put the source code in your site's App_Code folder, where it will be dynamically compiled at run time. For a walkthrough that demonstrates how to compile, see Walkthrough: Developing and Using a Custom Web Server Control.

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Configuration;
using System.Web;
using System.Web.Security;
using System.Security.Permissions;
using System.Web.UI;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls.WebParts;

namespace Samples.AspNet.CS.Controls
{
  [AspNetHostingPermission(SecurityAction.Demand,
  Level = AspNetHostingPermissionLevel.Minimal)]
  [AspNetHostingPermission(SecurityAction.InheritanceDemand,
    Level = AspNetHostingPermissionLevel.Minimal)]
  public class NewWebPartManager : WebPartManager 
  {
    private static readonly WebPartDisplayMode _inLineEditDisplayMode =
      new InlineWebPartEditDisplayMode();

    public NewWebPartManager() {}

    protected override WebPartDisplayModeCollection CreateDisplayModes() 
    {
      WebPartDisplayModeCollection displayModes = 
        base.CreateDisplayModes();
      displayModes.Add(_inLineEditDisplayMode);
      return displayModes;
    }

    public WebPartDisplayMode InLineEditDisplayMode
    {
      get { return _inLineEditDisplayMode; }
    }

    private sealed class InlineWebPartEditDisplayMode : WebPartDisplayMode
    {
      public InlineWebPartEditDisplayMode()
        : base("Inline Edit Display")
      {
      }
      public override bool AllowPageDesign
      {
        get { return true; }
      }
      public override bool RequiresPersonalization
      {
        get { return true; }
      }
      public override bool ShowHiddenWebParts
      {
        get { return false; }
      }
      public override bool AssociatedWithToolZone
      {
        get { return false; }
      }
      public override bool IsEnabled(WebPartManager webPartManager)
      {
        return true;
      }
    }

  }

}
Imports System
Imports System.Collections.Generic
Imports System.Configuration
Imports System.Web
Imports System.Web.Security
Imports System.Security.Permissions
Imports System.Web.UI
Imports System.Web.UI.WebControls
Imports System.Web.UI.WebControls.WebParts

Namespace Samples.AspNet.VB.Controls

  <AspNetHostingPermission(SecurityAction.Demand, _
    Level:=AspNetHostingPermissionLevel.Minimal)> _
  <AspNetHostingPermission(SecurityAction.InheritanceDemand, _
    Level:=AspNetHostingPermissionLevel.Minimal)> _
  Public Class NewWebPartManager
    Inherits WebPartManager
    Private Shared _inLineEditDisplayMode As WebPartDisplayMode = _
      New InlineWebPartEditDisplayMode()

    Public Sub New()
    End Sub

    Protected Overrides Function CreateDisplayModes() As WebPartDisplayModeCollection
      Dim displayModes As WebPartDisplayModeCollection = MyBase.CreateDisplayModes()
      displayModes.Add(_inLineEditDisplayMode)
      Return displayModes

    End Function 

    Public ReadOnly Property InLineEditDisplayMode() As WebPartDisplayMode
        Get
            Return _inLineEditDisplayMode
        End Get
    End Property

    Private NotInheritable Class InlineWebPartEditDisplayMode
      Inherits WebPartDisplayMode

      Public Sub New()
        MyBase.New("Inline Edit Display")
      End Sub

      Public Overrides ReadOnly Property AllowPageDesign() As Boolean
        Get
          Return True
        End Get
      End Property

      Public Overrides ReadOnly Property RequiresPersonalization() _
        As Boolean
        Get
          Return True
        End Get
      End Property

      Public Overrides ReadOnly Property ShowHiddenWebParts() As Boolean
        Get
          Return False
        End Get
      End Property

      Public Overrides ReadOnly Property AssociatedWithToolZone() _
        As Boolean
        Get
          Return False
        End Get
      End Property

      Public Overrides Function IsEnabled(ByVal webPartManager _
        As WebPartManager) As Boolean

        Return True

      End Function

    End Class

  End Class

End Namespace

To run the code example, load the page in a browser. Notice that the page is currently in browse mode, and no button is visible. Using the Display Mode drop-down list control, change the page to Inline Edit Display mode, and notice that now the Button1 button is visible in the lower user control. Add some text, and click the button to update the control. Notice that the page display is returned to browse mode, the text you entered is now displayed, and the button is once again hidden because the page is no longer in the custom display mode.

Remarks

This method creates the list of all possible display modes, not just the display modes supported on a particular page. For more information about the supported display modes, see the SupportedDisplayModes property.

By default, the Web Parts control set creates the following set of display modes to be used on Web Parts pages:

Developers can create custom display modes, either with or without accompanying custom zones that derive from the WebZone or ToolZone classes. To create a custom display mode, you must inherit from the WebPartDisplayMode class, and to add your display mode as a supported mode on a page, you must inherit from the WebPartManager class and override the CreateDisplayModes method.

When you add display modes by using the Add method, you should add them in the order that you want them to appear in any user interface (UI) controls (such as a ListBox control) that provide to users the possible display modes on a page.

Applies to

See also