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UpdatePanel.RenderMode Property

Gets or sets a value that indicates whether an UpdatePanel control's content is enclosed in an HTML <div> or <span> element.

Namespace:  System.Web.UI
Assembly:  System.Web.Extensions (in System.Web.Extensions.dll)
'Declaration
Public Property RenderMode As UpdatePanelRenderMode
<asp:UpdatePanel RenderMode="UpdatePanelRenderMode" />

Property Value

Type: System.Web.UI.UpdatePanelRenderMode
One of the UpdatePanelRenderMode values. The default is Block so that the content of the panel is enclosed in an HTML <div> element.

If the RenderMode property is set to Inline, the content of an UpdatePanel control is rendered inside an HTML <span> element. If the RenderMode property is set to Block, it is rendered inside an HTML <div> element.

The following example shows how to set the RenderMode property declaratively. The UpdatePanel control named UpdatePanel1 is rendered in an HTML <span> element. If the RenderMode property were set to Block, the resulting paragraph would appear disjointed because of the way in which the HTML <div> element is rendered.


<%@ Page Language="VB" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">

<script runat="server">
    Protected Property PostBackCount As Integer
        Get
            If Not ViewState("PostBackCount") Is Nothing Then
                Return ViewState("PostBackCount")
            Else : Return 0
            End If
        End Get
        Set(ByVal value As Integer)
            ViewState("PostBackCount") = Value
        End Set
    End Property

    Protected Sub Page_Load(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs)
        If IsPostBack Then
            PostBackCount += 1
        End If
    End Sub
</script>

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head id="Head1" runat="server">
    <title>UpdatePanelRenderMode Example</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
        <div>
            <asp:ScriptManager ID="ScriptManager1"
                               runat="server" />
            The number of times you have clicked the button is
            <asp:UpdatePanel ID="UpdatePanel1"
                             RenderMode="Inline"
                             runat="server">
                <ContentTemplate>
                    <%= PostBackCount.ToString() %>
                    times. Every time you click the count is incremented. The panel
                    containing the number of times you clicked is rendered in-line.
                    <br />
                    <asp:Button ID="Button1"
                                Text="Increment"
                                runat="server" />
                </ContentTemplate>
            </asp:UpdatePanel>
        </div>
    </form>
</body>
</html>

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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