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Control.AddParsedSubObject Method

Notifies the server control that an element, either XML or HTML, was parsed, and adds the element to the server control's ControlCollection object.

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

protected virtual void AddParsedSubObject(
	Object obj
)

Parameters

obj
Type: System.Object

An Object that represents the parsed element.

Unless you override it, this method automatically adds LiteralControl objects to the server control's ControlCollection object. This collection is accessible through Control.Controls property.

The following example is a custom server control that uses the AddParsedSubObject method to determine if elements declared between the opening and closing tags of this control are TextBox Web server controls. If they are, they are added to an ArrayList object, items. When the overridden CreateChildControls method is called, it iterates through the ArrayList and adds each object in it to the ControlCollection of the custom server control.

Security noteSecurity Note

This example has a text box that accepts user input, which is a potential security threat. By default, ASP.NET Web pages validate that user input does not include script or HTML elements. For more information, see Script Exploits Overview.

// Custom ControlBuilder class. Interprets nested tag name "myitem" as a textbox. 
public class MyControlBuilder : ControlBuilder 
{
   public override Type GetChildControlType(String tagName,
                                       IDictionary attributes)
   {
      if (String.Compare(tagName, "myitem", true) == 0) 
      {
         return typeof(TextBox);
      }
      return null;
   }
}

[ 
ControlBuilderAttribute(typeof(MyControlBuilder)) 
]
public class MyControl : Control
{
   // Store all the controls specified as nested tags. 
   private ArrayList items = new ArrayList();

   // This function is internally invoked by IParserAccessor.AddParsedSubObject(Object). 
   protected override void AddParsedSubObject(Object obj) 
   {
      if (obj is TextBox) 
      {
         items.Add(obj);
      }
   }

   // Override 'CreateChildControls'.  
   protected override void CreateChildControls()
   {
      System.Collections.IEnumerator myEnumerator = items.GetEnumerator();
      while(myEnumerator.MoveNext())
          this.Controls.Add((TextBox)myEnumerator.Current);
   }
}    

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 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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