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Page.RegisterHiddenField Method

Note: This API is now obsolete.

Allows server controls to automatically register a hidden field on the form. The field will be sent to the Page object when the HtmlForm server control is rendered.

Namespace:  System.Web.UI
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)
[ObsoleteAttribute("The recommended alternative is ClientScript.RegisterHiddenField(string hiddenFieldName, string hiddenFieldInitialValue). http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=14202")]
public virtual void RegisterHiddenField(
	string hiddenFieldName,
	string hiddenFieldInitialValue
)

Parameters

hiddenFieldName
Type: System.String

The unique name of the hidden field to be rendered.

hiddenFieldInitialValue
Type: System.String

The value to be emitted in the hidden form.

The RegisterHiddenField method has been deprecated. Use the RegisterHiddenField method in the ClientScriptManager class.

The following code example uses the RegisterHiddenField method to help create ECMAScript code that is passed to the requesting browser. The name of the hidden field is set to myHiddenField and its value is set to "Welcome to Microsoft!" The RegisterStartupScript method calls the myHiddenField value when the user clicks a button on the page.

Security noteSecurity Note

This example has a hidden field, which is a potential security threat. By default, you should validate the value of a hidden field as you would the value of a text box. ASP.NET Web pages validate that user input does not include script or HTML elements. For more information, see Script Exploits Overview.

void Page_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e) 
{ 
   String scriptString = "<script language=\"JavaScript\"> function doClick() {";
   scriptString += "document.write('<h4>' + myForm.myHiddenField.value+ '</h4>');}<";
   scriptString += "/" + "script>";

   RegisterHiddenField("myHiddenField", "Welcome to Microsoft!"); 

   RegisterOnSubmitStatement("submit", "document.write('<h4>Submit button clicked.</h4>')"); 

   RegisterStartupScript("startup", scriptString);
} 

.NET Framework

Supported in: 1.1, 1.0
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 4.5.1
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 4.5
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 4
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 3.5
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 3.5 SP1
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 3.0
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 3.0 SP1
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 3.0 SP2
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 2.0
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 2.0 SP1
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 2.0 SP2

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, 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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