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Introduction to the HyperLink Web Server Control

Visual Studio .NET 2003

The HyperLink Web server control creates links on a Web page that allow users to move from page to page in your application. The primary advantage of using a HyperLink control is that you can set link properties in server code. For example, you can dynamically change the link text or target page based on conditions in your page.

Security Note   The URLs associated with a hyperlink can be tampered with by a malicious user. For more information, see Scripting Exploits.

Another advantage of using the HyperLink control is that you can use data binding to specify the target URL for the link (and parameters to be passed with the link, if necessary). A typical example is to create HyperLink controls based on a list of products; the target URL points to a page where the user can read more detail about the product.

Tip   If you need to create data-bound HyperLink controls, a convenient way to do so is to add them as children of a Repeater, DataList, or DataGrid control.

The HyperLink control can display clickable text or an image.

Unlike most Web server controls, the HyperLink control does not raise an event in server code when users click it. Instead, the control simply performs navigation.

See Also

Adding HyperLink Web Server Controls to a Web Forms Page | Adding Controls to a Web Forms Page Programmatically | Web Forms Data Binding

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