MultiView Web Server Control Declarative Syntax

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Creates a control that acts as a container for a group of View controls.

<asp:MultiView
    ActiveViewIndex="integer"
    EnableTheming="True|False"
    EnableViewState="True|False"
    ID="string"
    OnActiveViewChanged="ActiveViewChanged event handler"
    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"
    Visible="True|False"
>
            <asp:TemplatedWizardStep
                AllowReturn="True|False"
                ContentTemplateContainer="string"
                EnableTheming="True|False"
                EnableViewState="True|False"
                ID="string"
                OnActivate="Activate event handler"
                OnDataBinding="DataBinding event handler"
                OnDeactivate="Deactivate 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"
                StepType="Auto|Complete|Finish|Start|Step"
                Title="string"
                Visible="True|False"
>
                        <ContentTemplate>
                            <!-- child controls -->
                        </ContentTemplate>
                        <CustomNavigationTemplate>
                            <!-- child controls -->
                        </CustomNavigationTemplate>
            </asp:TemplatedWizardStep>
            <asp:View
                EnableTheming="True|False"
                EnableViewState="True|False"
                ID="string"
                OnActivate="Activate event handler"
                OnDataBinding="DataBinding event handler"
                OnDeactivate="Deactivate 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"
                Visible="True|False"
            />
            <asp:WizardStep
                AllowReturn="True|False"
                EnableTheming="True|False"
                EnableViewState="True|False"
                ID="string"
                OnActivate="Activate event handler"
                OnDataBinding="DataBinding event handler"
                OnDeactivate="Deactivate 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"
                StepType="Auto|Complete|Finish|Start|Step"
                Title="string"
                Visible="True|False"
            />
</asp:MultiView>

Remarks

The MultiView control is a container for a group of View controls. It allows you to define a group of View controls, where each View control contains child controls. Your application can then render a specific View control to the client based on criteria such as user identity, user preferences, and information that is passed in a query-string parameter. You can also use the MultiView control to create wizards. In this scenario, each View control that is contained in a MultiView control represents a different step or page in the wizard. You should also use this control to develop multiple-screen applications for mobile devices. This control provides the same functionality as the ASP.NET mobile Form control in Microsoft .NET Framework version 1.1.

For more information about using the MultiView and View controls, see MultiView and View Web Server Controls Overview.

Example

The following code example demonstrates how to use a MultiView control to create a basic survey. Each View control is a separate survey question. When the user clicks the Previous button on any page, the ActiveViewIndex property is decremented to navigate to the previous View control. When the user clicks the Next button on any page, the ActiveViewIndex property is incremented to navigate to the next View control.

<%@ Page Language="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>MultiView ActiveViewIndex Example</title>
<script runat="server">

        Sub NextButton_Command(sender As Object, e As System.EventArgs)
            ' Determine which button was clicked
            ' and set the ActiveViewIndex property to
            ' the view selected by the user.
            If (DevPollMultiView.ActiveViewIndex > -1) AND DevPollMultiView.ActiveViewIndex < 3 Then
                ' Increment the ActiveViewIndex property 
                ' by one to advance to the next view.
                DevPollMultiView.ActiveViewIndex += 1
            ElseIf DevPollMultiView.ActiveViewIndex = 3 Then
                ' This is the final view.
                ' The user wants to save the survey results.
                ' Insert code here to save survey results.
                ' Disable the navigation buttons.
                Page4Save.Enabled = False
                Page4Restart.Enabled = False
            Else
                Throw New Exception("An error occurred.")

            End If

        End Sub

        Sub BackButton_Command(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs)
            If (DevPollMultiView.ActiveViewIndex > 0) And DevPollMultiView.ActiveViewIndex <= 2 Then
                ' Decrement the ActiveViewIndex property
                ' by one to return to the previous view.
                DevPollMultiView.ActiveViewIndex -= 1
            ElseIf DevPollMultiView.ActiveViewIndex = 3 Then
                ' This is the final view.
                ' The user wants to restart the survey.
                ' Return to the first view.
                DevPollMultiView.ActiveViewIndex = 0
            Else
                Throw New Exception("An error occurred.")

            End If

        End Sub

</script>

</head>
<body>
    <form id="Form1" runat="Server">

        <h3>MultiView ActiveViewIndex Example</h3>

        <asp:Panel id="Page1ViewPanel" 
            Width="330px" 
            Height="150px"
            HorizontalAlign ="Left"
            Font-size="12" 
            BackColor="#C0C0FF" 
            BorderColor="#404040"
            BorderStyle="Double"                     
            runat="Server">  

            <asp:MultiView id="DevPollMultiView"
                ActiveViewIndex="0"
                runat="Server">

                <asp:View id="Page1" 
                    runat="Server">   

                    <asp:Label id="Page1Label" 
                        Font-bold="true"                         
                        Text="What kind of applications do you develop?"
                        runat="Server"
                        AssociatedControlID="Page1">
                    </asp:Label><br /><br />

                    <asp:RadioButton id="Page1Radio1"
                         Text="Web Applications" 
                         Checked="False" 
                         GroupName="RadioGroup1" 
                         runat="server" >
                    </asp:RadioButton><br />

                    <asp:RadioButton id="Page1Radio2"
                         Text="Windows Forms Applications" 
                         Checked="False" 
                         GroupName="RadioGroup1" 
                         runat="server" >
                     </asp:RadioButton><br /><br /><br />                                       

                    <asp:Button id="Page1Next"
                        Text = "Next"
                        OnClick="NextButton_Command"
                        Height="25"
                        Width="70"
                        runat= "Server">
                    </asp:Button>     

                </asp:View>

                <asp:View id="Page2" 
                    runat="Server">

                    <asp:Label id="Page2Label" 
                        Font-bold="true"                        
                        Text="How long have you been a developer?"
                        runat="Server"
                        AssociatedControlID="Page2">                    
                    </asp:Label><br /><br />

                    <asp:RadioButton id="Page2Radio1"
                         Text="Less than five years" 
                         Checked="False" 
                         GroupName="RadioGroup1" 
                         runat="Server">
                     </asp:RadioButton><br />

                    <asp:RadioButton id="Page2Radio2"
                         Text="More than five years" 
                         Checked="False" 
                         GroupName="RadioGroup1" 
                         runat="Server">
                     </asp:RadioButton><br /><br /><br />

                    <asp:Button id="Page2Back"
                        Text = "Previous"
                        OnClick="BackButton_Command"
                        Height="25"
                        Width="70"
                        runat= "Server">
                    </asp:Button> 

                    <asp:Button id="Page2Next"
                        Text = "Next"
                        OnClick="NextButton_Command"
                        Height="25"
                        Width="70"
                        runat="Server">
                    </asp:Button> 

                </asp:View>

                <asp:View id="Page3" 
                    runat="Server">

                    <asp:Label id="Page3Label1" 
                        Font-bold="true"                        
                        Text= "What is your primary programming language?"                        
                        runat="Server"
                        AssociatedControlID="Page3">                    
                    </asp:Label><br /><br />

                    <asp:RadioButton id="Page3Radio1"
                         Text="Visual Basic .NET" 
                         Checked="False" 
                         GroupName="RadioGroup1" 
                         runat="Server">
                     </asp:RadioButton><br />

                    <asp:RadioButton id="Page3Radio2"
                         Text="C#" 
                         Checked="False" 
                         GroupName="RadioGroup1" 
                         runat="Server">
                     </asp:RadioButton><br />

                    <asp:RadioButton id="Page3Radio3"
                         Text="C++" 
                         Checked="False" 
                         GroupName="RadioGroup1" 
                         runat="Server">
                     </asp:RadioButton><br /><br />

                     <asp:Button id="Page3Back"
                        Text = "Previous"
                        OnClick="BackButton_Command"
                        Height="25"
                        Width="70"
                        runat="Server">
                    </asp:Button> 

                    <asp:Button id="Page3Next"
                        Text = "Next"
                        OnClick="NextButton_Command"
                        Height="25"
                        Width="70"
                        runat="Server">
                    </asp:Button><br />

                </asp:View>     

                <asp:View id="Page4"
                    runat="Server">

                    <asp:Label id="Label1"
                        Font-bold="true"                                           
                        Text = "Thank you for taking the survey."
                        runat="Server"
                        AssociatedControlID="Page4">
                    </asp:Label>

                    <br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />              

                    <asp:Button id="Page4Save"
                        Text = "Save Responses"
                        OnClick="NextButton_Command"
                        Height="25"
                        Width="110"
                        runat="Server">
                    </asp:Button>

                    <asp:Button id="Page4Restart"
                        Text = "Retake Survey"
                        OnClick="BackButton_Command"
                        Height="25"
                        Width="110"
                        runat= "Server">
                    </asp:Button>                    

                </asp:View>  

            </asp:MultiView>

        </asp:Panel> 

    </form>
</body>
</html>
<%@ Page Language="C#" %>

<!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>MultiView ActiveViewIndex Example</title>
<script runat="server">

  protected void NextButton_Command(object sender, EventArgs e)
  {
    // Determine which button was clicked
    // and set the ActiveViewIndex property to
    // the view selected by the user.
    if (DevPollMultiView.ActiveViewIndex > -1 & DevPollMultiView.ActiveViewIndex < 3)
    {
      // Increment the ActiveViewIndex property 
      // by one to advance to the next view.
      DevPollMultiView.ActiveViewIndex += 1;
    }
    else if (DevPollMultiView.ActiveViewIndex == 3)
    {
      // This is the final view.
      // The user wants to save the survey results.
      // Insert code here to save survey results.
      // Disable the navigation buttons.
      Page4Save.Enabled = false;
      Page4Restart.Enabled = false;
    }
    else
    {
      throw new Exception("An error occurred.");
    }
  }

  protected void BackButton_Command(object sender, EventArgs e)
  {
    if (DevPollMultiView.ActiveViewIndex > 0 & DevPollMultiView.ActiveViewIndex <= 2)
    {
      // Decrement the ActiveViewIndex property
      // by one to return to the previous view.
      DevPollMultiView.ActiveViewIndex -= 1;
    }
    else if (DevPollMultiView.ActiveViewIndex == 3)
    {
      // This is the final view.
      // The user wants to restart the survey.
      // Return to the first view.
      DevPollMultiView.ActiveViewIndex = 0;
    }
    else
    {
      throw new Exception("An error occurred.");
    }
  }

  </script>

</head>
<body>
    <form id="Form1" runat="Server">

        <h3>MultiView ActiveViewIndex Example</h3>

        <asp:Panel id="Page1ViewPanel" 
            Width="330px" 
            Height="150px"
            HorizontalAlign="Left"
            Font-size="12" 
            BackColor="#C0C0FF" 
            BorderColor="#404040"
            BorderStyle="Double"                     
            runat="Server">  

            <asp:MultiView id="DevPollMultiView"
                ActiveViewIndex="0"
                runat="Server">

                <asp:View id="Page1" 
                    runat="Server">   

                    <asp:Label id="Page1Label" 
                        Font-bold="true"                         
                        Text="What kind of applications do you develop?"
                        runat="Server"
                        AssociatedControlID="Page1">
                    </asp:Label><br /><br />

                    <asp:RadioButton id="Page1Radio1"
                         Text="Web Applications" 
                         Checked="False" 
                         GroupName="RadioGroup1" 
                         runat="server" >
                    </asp:RadioButton><br />

                    <asp:RadioButton id="Page1Radio2"
                         Text="Windows Forms Applications" 
                         Checked="False" 
                         GroupName="RadioGroup1" 
                         runat="server" >
                     </asp:RadioButton><br /><br /><br />                                       

                    <asp:Button id="Page1Next"
                        Text = "Next"
                        OnClick="NextButton_Command"
                        Height="25"
                        Width="70"
                        runat= "Server">
                    </asp:Button>     

                </asp:View>

                <asp:View id="Page2" 
                    runat="Server">

                    <asp:Label id="Page2Label" 
                        Font-bold="true"                        
                        Text="How long have you been a developer?"
                        runat="Server"
                        AssociatedControlID="Page2">                    
                    </asp:Label><br /><br />

                    <asp:RadioButton id="Page2Radio1"
                         Text="Less than five years" 
                         Checked="False" 
                         GroupName="RadioGroup1" 
                         runat="Server">
                     </asp:RadioButton><br />

                    <asp:RadioButton id="Page2Radio2"
                         Text="More than five years" 
                         Checked="False" 
                         GroupName="RadioGroup1" 
                         runat="Server">
                     </asp:RadioButton><br /><br /><br />

                    <asp:Button id="Page2Back"
                        Text = "Previous"
                        OnClick="BackButton_Command"
                        Height="25"
                        Width="70"
                        runat= "Server">
                    </asp:Button> 

                    <asp:Button id="Page2Next"
                        Text = "Next"
                        OnClick="NextButton_Command"
                        Height="25"
                        Width="70"
                        runat="Server">
                    </asp:Button> 

                </asp:View>

                <asp:View id="Page3" 
                    runat="Server">

                    <asp:Label id="Page3Label1" 
                        Font-bold="true"                        
                        Text= "What is your primary programming language?"                        
                        runat="Server"
                        AssociatedControlID="Page3">                    
                    </asp:Label><br /><br />

                    <asp:RadioButton id="Page3Radio1"
                         Text="Visual Basic .NET" 
                         Checked="False" 
                         GroupName="RadioGroup1" 
                         runat="Server">
                     </asp:RadioButton><br />

                    <asp:RadioButton id="Page3Radio2"
                         Text="C#" 
                         Checked="False" 
                         GroupName="RadioGroup1" 
                         runat="Server">
                     </asp:RadioButton><br />

                    <asp:RadioButton id="Page3Radio3"
                         Text="C++" 
                         Checked="False" 
                         GroupName="RadioGroup1" 
                         runat="Server">
                     </asp:RadioButton><br /><br />

                     <asp:Button id="Page3Back"
                        Text = "Previous"
                        OnClick="BackButton_Command"
                        Height="25"
                        Width="70"
                        runat="Server">
                    </asp:Button> 

                    <asp:Button id="Page3Next"
                        Text = "Next"
                        OnClick="NextButton_Command"
                        Height="25"
                        Width="70"
                        runat="Server">
                    </asp:Button><br />

                </asp:View>     

                <asp:View id="Page4"
                    runat="Server">

                    <asp:Label id="Label1"
                        Font-bold="true"                                           
                        Text = "Thank you for taking the survey."
                        runat="Server"
                        AssociatedControlID="Page4">
                    </asp:Label>

                    <br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />              

                    <asp:Button id="Page4Save"
                        Text = "Save Responses"
                        OnClick="NextButton_Command"
                        Height="25"
                        Width="110"
                        runat="Server">
                    </asp:Button>

                    <asp:Button id="Page4Restart"
                        Text = "Retake Survey"
                        OnClick="BackButton_Command"
                        Height="25"
                        Width="110"
                        runat= "Server">
                    </asp:Button>                    

                </asp:View>  

            </asp:MultiView>

        </asp:Panel> 

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

See Also

Reference

MultiView

Concepts

MultiView and View Web Server Controls Overview