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ITemplate Interface

Defines the behavior for populating a templated ASP.NET server control with child controls. The child controls represent the inline templates defined on the page.

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

public interface ITemplate

The ITemplate type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodInstantiateInWhen implemented by a class, defines the Control object that child controls and templates belong to. These child controls are in turn defined within an inline template.
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This interface is used by custom server controls, but never implemented by them. ASP.NET always implements it.

The following code example demonstrates a simple templated server control that uses the ITemplate interface to create a templated property.

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

namespace TemplateControlSamples {

    public class TemplateItem : Control, INamingContainer {
        private String     _message         = null;

        public TemplateItem(String message) {
            _message = message;
        }

        public String Message {

           get {
              return _message;
           }
           set {
              _message = value;
           }
        }
    }

    [System.Security.Permissions.PermissionSet(System.Security.Permissions.SecurityAction.Demand, Name="FullTrust")]
    [ParseChildren(true)]
    public class Template1 : Control, INamingContainer {

        private ITemplate  _messageTemplate = null;
        private String     _message         = null;

        public String Message {

           get {
              return _message;
           }
           set {
              _message = value;
           }
        }

        [
            PersistenceMode(PersistenceMode.InnerProperty),
            TemplateContainer(typeof(TemplateItem))
        ]
        public ITemplate MessageTemplate {
           get {
              return _messageTemplate;
           }
           set {
              _messageTemplate = value;
           }
        }

        protected override void CreateChildControls() {

           // If a template has been specified, use it to create children. 
           // Otherwise, create a single LiteralControl with the message value. 

           if (MessageTemplate != null) {
              Controls.Clear();
              TemplateItem i = new TemplateItem(this.Message);
              MessageTemplate.InstantiateIn(i);
              Controls.Add(i);
           }
           else {
              this.Controls.Add(new LiteralControl(this.Message));
           }
        }
    }
}
   

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.3, 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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