View a List of Custom Controls (IIS 7)

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista

To easily manage custom controls, you can view a list that contains all custom controls for a particular configuration level. You can sort this list by tag prefix, source or assembly, or scope (local or inherited). You can also group controls by scope to see quickly which custom controls apply at the current configuration level and which custom controls are inherited from a parent level.


For information about the levels at which you can perform this procedure, and the modules, handlers, and permissions that are required to perform this procedure, see Custom Controls Feature Requirements (IIS 7).

Exceptions to feature requirements

  • None

To view a list of custom controls

You can perform this procedure by using the user interface (UI), by running Appcmd.exe commands in a command-line window, by editing configuration files directly, or by writing WMI scripts.

User Interface

To Use the UI

  1. Open IIS Manager and navigate to the level you want to manage. For information about opening IIS Manager, see Open IIS Manager (IIS 7). For information about navigating to locations in the UI, see Navigation in IIS Manager (IIS 7).

  2. In Features View, double-click Pages and Controls.

  3. In the Actions pane, click Register Controls.

  4. To quickly see which controls are custom controls, select Control Type from the Group by drop-down list.


To view a list of custom controls, use the following syntax:

appcmd list config /section:pages

For more information about Appcmd.exe, see Appcmd.exe (IIS 7).


The procedure in this topic affects the following configuration elements:

  • None

For more information about IIS 7 configuration, see IIS 7.0: IIS Settings Schema on MSDN.


Use the following WMI classes, methods, or properties to perform this procedure:

  • PagesSection.Controls property

For more information about WMI and IIS, see Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) in IIS 7. For more information about the classes, methods, or properties associated with this procedure, see the IIS WMI Provider Reference on the MSDN site.