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Control.Render Method

Sends server control content to a provided HtmlTextWriter object, which writes the content to be rendered on the client.

Namespace:  System.Web.UI
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)

protected internal virtual void Render(
	HtmlTextWriter writer
)

Parameters

writer
Type: System.Web.UI.HtmlTextWriter

The HtmlTextWriter object that receives the server control content.

When developing custom server controls, you can override this method to generate content for an ASP.NET page.

The following code example demonstrates overriding the Render method. The HasControls method is used to determine whether the server control has any child controls stored in its ControlCollection object, which is accessible through the Control.Controls property. If HasControls returns true and the first server control in the collection is literal text, then the literal text is appended to an HTML string.

[System.Security.Permissions.PermissionSet(System.Security.Permissions.SecurityAction.Demand, Name="FullTrust")] 
protected override void Render(HtmlTextWriter output) {
    if ( (HasControls()) && (Controls[0] is LiteralControl) ) {
        output.Write("<H2>Your Message: " + ((LiteralControl) Controls[0]).Text + "</H2>");
    }
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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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