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Page.RegisterRequiresPostBack Method

Registers a control as one that requires postback handling when the page is posted back to the server.

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

public void RegisterRequiresPostBack(
	Control control
)

Parameters

control
Type: System.Web.UI.Control
The control to be registered.

ExceptionCondition
HttpException

The control to register does not implement the IPostBackDataHandler interface.

The control to be registered must implement the IPostBackDataHandler interface or an HttpException is raised. When implemented by a control, the IPostBackDataHandler interface enables handling of post back data and raising of any post back data changed events. For more information on the server control event model, see ASP.NET Web Server Control Event Model.

Register controls with the page at or before the Page_PreRender event of the page life cycle.

The following code example uses the RegisterRequiresPostBack method to require a text box control, myTextBox, to be posted back before any code associated with the text box can execute. TextBox controls implement the IPostBackDataHandler interface.

Security noteSecurity Note

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.


protected void Text_Change(object sender, EventArgs e)
{
  myLabel.Text = "<b>Welcome " + myTextBox.Text + " to ASP.NET</b>";
}

protected void Page_PreRender(object sender, EventArgs e)
{
  this.RegisterRequiresPostBack(myTextBox);
}


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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