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DataBoundLiteralControl.Text Property

Gets the text content of the DataBoundLiteralControl object.

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

public string Text { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
A String that represents the text content of the DataBoundLiteralControl.

The DataBoundLiteralControl class persists the value of its Text property to view state.

The following code example creates a custom control and uses that control from within an .aspx file to display the text of a DataBoundLiteralControl object. The custom control obtains a DataBoundLiteralControl object and outputs the text property in its Render method.

using System;
using System.Web;
using System.Web.UI;

namespace Samples.AspNet.CS.Controls 

   public class MyControl : Control 

    [System.Security.Permissions.PermissionSet(System.Security.Permissions.SecurityAction.Demand, Name="FullTrust")] 
    protected override void Render(HtmlTextWriter output) 
      // Checks if a DataBoundLiteralControl object is present.
      if ( (HasControls()) && (Controls[0] is DataBoundLiteralControl) ) 
        // Obtains the DataBoundLiteralControl instance.
        DataBoundLiteralControl boundLiteralControl = (DataBoundLiteralControl)Controls[0];
        // Retrieves the text in the boundLiteralControl object.
        String text = boundLiteralControl.Text;
        output.Write("<h4>Your Message: " +text+"</h4>");


You can compile the control with the Visual Basic Compiler (vbc.exe) or C# Compiler (csc.exe). You must place the resulting .dll file in the Bin directory of the Web project, as shown in the following code example.

csc /t:library /out:myWebAppPath/bin/cs_myDataBoundLiteralControl.dll myDataBoundLiteralControl.cs

The following code example demonstrates how the custom control is registered and used within an .aspx file.

<%@ Page Language="C#" %>
<%@ Register TagPrefix="MyControlSample" Namespace="Samples.AspNet.CS.Controls" %>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
    DataBoundLiteralControl Example
<script language="C#" runat="server">
      void Page_Load(Object Sender, EventArgs e)
    DataBoundLiteralControl Example
  <form method="post" runat="server" id="Form1">
    <asp:Label id="Label1" Text="This is a string retrieved from 'DataBoundLiteralControl'" Runat="server" Visible="False"></asp:Label>
    <MyControlSample:MyControl id="MyControl" runat="server">
        <%# Label1.Text %>

.NET Framework

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

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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