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HtmlSelectBuilder.GetChildControlType Method

Note: This method is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Obtains the Type for the HtmlSelect control's child controls.

Namespace: System.Web.UI.HtmlControls
Assembly: System.Web (in system.web.dll)

public override Type GetChildControlType (
	string tagName,
	IDictionary attribs
public Type GetChildControlType (
	String tagName, 
	IDictionary attribs
public override function GetChildControlType (
	tagName : String, 
	attribs : IDictionary
) : Type



The tag name of the child control.


An array of attributes contained in the child control.

Return Value

The Type of the HtmlSelect control's specified child control.

Use the GetChildControlType method to return the Type of a specified child control in an HtmlSelect control.

The following code example demonstrates how to override the GetChildControlType method to check for custom child control types. For a complete, working code example, see the HtmlSelectBuilder class overview topic.

[AspNetHostingPermission(SecurityAction.Demand, Level = AspNetHostingPermissionLevel.Minimal)]
public override Type GetChildControlType(string tagName, IDictionary attribs)
    // Distinguish between two possible types of child controls.
    if (tagName.ToLower().EndsWith("myoption1"))
        return typeof(MyOption1);
    else if (tagName.ToLower().EndsWith("myoption2"))
        return typeof(MyOption2);
    return null;

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0

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