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TemplateControl.LoadTemplate Method

Obtains an instance of the ITemplate interface from an external file.

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

public ITemplate LoadTemplate(
	string virtualPath
)

Parameters

virtualPath
Type: System.String

The virtual path to a user control file.

Return Value

Type: System.Web.UI.ITemplate
An instance of the specified template.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the LoadTemplate method to add a user control as an alternating item to a DataList Web server control named DataList1. The user control implements the ITemplate interface and is contained in a file named Newtemplate.ascx.

void Page_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e) 
{
   if (!IsPostBack) 
   {  
      DataList1.AlternatingItemTemplate = LoadTemplate("newtemplate.ascx");
      DataList1.DataSource = CreateDataSource();
      DataList1.DataBind();
   }
}

.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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