Literal Web Server Control Declarative Syntax

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Displays static contents on the page and allows you to manipulate it programmatically.

<asp:Literal
    EnableTheming="True|False"
    EnableViewState="True|False"
    ID="string"
    Mode="Transform|PassThrough|Encode"
    OnDataBinding="DataBinding event handler"
    OnDisposed="Disposed event handler"
    OnInit="Init event handler"
    OnLoad="Load event handler"
    OnPreRender="PreRender event handler"
    OnUnload="Unload event handler"
    runat="server"
    SkinID="string"
    Text="string"
    Visible="True|False"
/>

Remarks

Use the Literal control to display static text on the Web Forms page. Unlike the Labelcontrol, Literal does not let you apply styles to its content.

Note

Text is not HTML encoded before it is displayed in the Literal control. This makes it possible to embed script within HTML tags in the text. If the values for the control come from user input, be sure to validate the values to help prevent security vulnerabilities.

Example

The following example demonstrates how to use the Literal control to display static text.


<%@ 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>Literal Example</title>
<script runat="server">

      Sub ButtonClick(sender As Object, e As EventArgs)

         Literal1.Text="Welcome to ASP.NET!!"

      End Sub

   </script>

</head>
<body>
   <form id="form1" runat="server">
      <h3>Literal Example</h3>

      <asp:Literal id="Literal1"
           Text="Hello World!!"
           runat="server"/>

      <br /><br />

      <asp:Button id="Button1"
           Text="Change Literal Text"
           OnClick="ButtonClick"
           runat="server"/>

   </form>
</body>
</html>


<%@ 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>Literal Example</title>
<script runat="server">

      void ButtonClick(Object sender, EventArgs e)
      {
         Literal1.Text="Welcome to ASP.NET!!";
      }

   </script>

</head>
<body>
   <form id="form1" runat="server">
      <h3>Literal Example</h3>

      <asp:Literal id="Literal1"
           Text="Hello World!!"
           runat="server"/>

      <br /><br />

      <asp:Button id="Button1"
           Text="Change Literal Text"
           OnClick="ButtonClick"
           runat="server"/>

   </form>
</body>
</html>

See Also

Reference

Literal

Other Resources

Web Server Control Syntax