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Control.Init Event

Occurs when the server control is initialized, which is the first step in its lifecycle.

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

'Declaration
Public Event Init As EventHandler
'Usage
Dim instance As Control 
Dim handler As EventHandler 

AddHandler instance.Init, handler

Server controls should perform any initialization steps that are required to create and set up an instance. You cannot use view-state information within this event; it is not populated yet. You should not access another server control during this event, regardless of whether it is a child or parent to this control. Other server controls are not certain to be created and ready for access. For more information on server control events, see ASP.NET Web Server Control Event Model.

The following example assigns a custom event handler, Calendar_Init, to the Init event of a Calendar control.

<%@ 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 Sub Calendar_Init(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs)

    ' Do any related intialization work. 

  End Sub
</script>

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
<head runat="server">
    <title>Control Init Event Example</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
    <div>
       <asp:Calendar ID="Calendar1"
                     runat="server" 
                     OnInit="Calendar_Init"/>
    </div>
    </form>
</body>
</html>

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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