Saves any view-state and control-state information for the page.
Assembly: System.Web (in System.Web.dll)
ASP.NET includes two descendents of the PageStatePersister class, the HiddenFieldPageStatePersister class that saves state information in a hidden field included in the ASP.NET page, and the SessionPageStatePersister class that saves state in the Session object associated with the request. Note that when using the SessionPageStatePersister class the hidden VIEWSTATE field is still rendered as this is used to determine post back.
To save state in the location of your choice, you should create a new descendent of the PageStatePersister class that saves and loads state to the persistence medium of your choice. For an example of creating a new PageStatePersister object, see the PageStatePersister class.
If you are using the .NET Framework version 1.0 or 1.1, override this method if you want to save the Page state in anything other than a hidden field. If you choose to do so, you must also override the LoadPageStateFromPersistenceMedium method.
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.