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MobilePage.ActiveForm Property

Gets or sets the page's currently active form. This API is obsolete. For information about how to develop ASP.NET mobile applications, see the www.asp.net/mobile Web site.

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

public Form ActiveForm { get; set; }
<asp:MobilePage ActiveForm="Form" />

Property Value

Type: System.Web.UI.MobileControls.Form
The page's currently active form.


The page does not contain any forms.

When a page is initially rendered, the first form in the page is automatically made active. On subsequent postbacks, another form might be made active, either by programmatically setting this property, or as a result of user navigation through a Link control.

The following example demonstrates how to use the ActiveForm property of a Form control. If the current mobile device allows for access keys for controls, the button will display the access key that submits the form.


The following code sample uses the single-file code model and may not work correctly if copied directly into a code-behind file. This code sample must be copied into an empty text file that has an .aspx extension. For more information, see ASP.NET Web Forms Page Code Model.

<%@ Page Language="C#" 
    Inherits="System.Web.UI.MobileControls.MobilePage" %>
<%@ Register TagPrefix="mobile" 
    Assembly="System.Web.Mobile" %>
<%@ Import Namespace="System.Web.Mobile" %>

<script runat="server">
    private void Command_OnClick(object sender, EventArgs e)
        // Display the other form
        if (ActiveForm.ID == "Form1")
            ActiveForm = Form2;
            ActiveForm = Form1;

    public bool isAccessKey(MobileCapabilities caps, 
        string optValue)
        // Determine if the browser is not a Web crawler 
        // and can use access keys
        if (!caps.Crawler && caps.SupportsAccesskeyAttribute)
            return true;
        return false;

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
    <mobile:Form runat="server" id="Form1" >
        <mobile:Label Runat="server">This is Form1</mobile:Label>
        <mobile:Command id="cmd1" runat="server" Text="No AccessKey" 
               <Choice Filter="isAccessKey" Text="AccessKey is 1"/>
        <mobile:Label id="Label1" runat="server" />
    <mobile:Form ID="Form2" Runat="server">
        <mobile:Label Runat="server">This is Form2</mobile:Label>
        <mobile:Command id="cmd2" runat="server" text="Back to Form1"
                <Choice Filter="isAccessKey" Text="1 is AccessKey" AccessKey="1" />

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

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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