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DropDownList.CreateControlCollection Method

This member overrides Control.CreateControlCollection, and more complete documentation might be available in that topic.

Creates a collection to store child controls.

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

'Declaration
Protected Overrides Function CreateControlCollection As ControlCollection

Return Value

Type: System.Web.UI.ControlCollection
Always returns an EmptyControlCollection.

The following code example demonstrates how to override the CreateControlCollection method in a custom server control so that it always returns a new instance of the EmptyControlCollection class for the DropDownList control. For information about using custom server controls, see Walkthrough: Developing and Using a Custom Web Server Control.

<%@ Page Language="VB" AutoEventWireup="True" %>
<%@ Register TagPrefix="aspSample" Namespace="Samples.AspNet.VB.Controls" Assembly="Samples.AspNet.VB" %>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
    <head>
        <title>Custom DropDownList - CreateControlCollection - VB.NET Example</title>
        <script runat="server">
            Sub Page_Load(sender As Object, e As EventArgs)
                DropDownList1.Items.Add(New ListItem("Item1", "Item1"))
                DropDownList1.Items.Add(New ListItem("Item2", "Item2"))
                DropDownList1.Items.Add(New ListItem("Item2", "Item2"))
            End Sub
        </script>
    </head>
    <body>
        <form id="Form1" method="post" runat="server">
            <h3>Custom DropDownList - CreateControlCollection - VB.NET Example</h3>
            <aspSample:CustomDropDownListCreateControlCollection id="DropDownList1" runat="server" />
        </form>
    </body>
</html>


...


Imports System.Web
Imports System.Security.Permissions

Namespace Samples.AspNet.VB.Controls
    <AspNetHostingPermission(SecurityAction.Demand, Level:=AspNetHostingPermissionLevel.Minimal)> _
    Public NotInheritable Class CustomDropDownListCreateControlCollection
        Inherits System.Web.UI.WebControls.DropDownList

        Protected Overrides Function CreateControlCollection() As System.Web.UI.ControlCollection

            ' Return a new EmptyControlCollection 
            Return New System.Web.UI.EmptyControlCollection(Me)
        End Function 
    End Class 
End Namespace

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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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