Gets or sets a value indicating whether the page maintains its view state, and the view state of any server controls it contains, when the current page request ends.
Assembly: System.Web (in System.Web.dll)
[<BrowsableAttribute(false)>] abstract EnableViewState : bool with get, set [<BrowsableAttribute(false)>] override EnableViewState : bool with get, set
Property ValueType: System.Boolean
true if the page maintains its view state; otherwise, false. The default is true.
For information about why you might want to disable view state, see Control.EnableViewState.
Even if is false, the page might contain a hidden view state field that is used by ASP.NET to detect a postback.
The following code example sets the property to false when the page is loaded. This disables view state for the Page object, meaning that neither view-state information for the page nor any controls contained by the page are saved.
This example has a text box that accepts user input, which is a potential security threat. By default, ASP.NET Web pages validate that user input does not include script or HTML elements. For more information, see Script Exploits Overview.
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)