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MultiView Class

Represents a control that acts as a container for a group of View controls.

System.Object
  System.Web.UI.Control
    System.Web.UI.WebControls.MultiView

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

public class MultiView : Control
<asp:MultiView />

The MultiView type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodMultiViewInitializes a new instance of the MultiView class.
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  NameDescription
Public propertyActiveViewIndexGets or sets the index of the active View control within a MultiView control.
Protected propertyAdapterGets the browser-specific adapter for the control. (Inherited from Control.)
Public propertyAppRelativeTemplateSourceDirectoryGets or sets the application-relative virtual directory of the Page or UserControl object that contains this control. (Inherited from Control.)
Public propertyBindingContainerInfrastructure. Gets the control that contains this control's data binding. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected propertyChildControlsCreatedGets a value that indicates whether the server control's child controls have been created. (Inherited from Control.)
Public propertyClientIDGets the control ID for HTML markup that is generated by ASP.NET. (Inherited from Control.)
Public propertyClientIDModeGets or sets the algorithm that is used to generate the value of the ClientID property. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected propertyClientIDSeparatorGets a character value representing the separator character used in the ClientID property. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected propertyContextGets the HttpContext object associated with the server control for the current Web request. (Inherited from Control.)
Public propertyControlsGets a ControlCollection object that represents the child controls for a specified server control in the UI hierarchy. (Inherited from Control.)
Public propertyDataItemContainerGets a reference to the naming container if the naming container implements IDataItemContainer. (Inherited from Control.)
Public propertyDataKeysContainerGets a reference to the naming container if the naming container implements IDataKeysControl. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected propertyDesignModeGets a value indicating whether a control is being used on a design surface. (Inherited from Control.)
Public propertyEnableThemingGets or sets a value indicating whether themes apply to the MultiView control. (Overrides Control.EnableTheming.)
Public propertyEnableViewStateGets or sets a value indicating whether the server control persists its view state, and the view state of any child controls it contains, to the requesting client. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected propertyEventsGets a list of event handler delegates for the control. This property is read-only. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected propertyHasChildViewStateGets a value indicating whether the current server control's child controls have any saved view-state settings. (Inherited from Control.)
Public propertyIDGets or sets the programmatic identifier assigned to the server control. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected propertyIdSeparatorInfrastructure. Gets the character used to separate control identifiers. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected propertyIsChildControlStateClearedGets a value indicating whether controls contained within this control have control state. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected propertyIsTrackingViewStateGets a value that indicates whether the server control is saving changes to its view state. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected propertyIsViewStateEnabledGets a value indicating whether view state is enabled for this control. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected propertyLoadViewStateByIDGets a value indicating whether the control participates in loading its view state by ID instead of index. (Inherited from Control.)
Public propertyNamingContainerGets a reference to the server control's naming container, which creates a unique namespace for differentiating between server controls with the same Control.ID property value. (Inherited from Control.)
Public propertyPageGets a reference to the Page instance that contains the server control. (Inherited from Control.)
Public propertyParentGets a reference to the server control's parent control in the page control hierarchy. (Inherited from Control.)
Public propertyRenderingCompatibilityGets a value that specifies the ASP.NET version that rendered HTML will be compatible with. (Inherited from Control.)
Public propertySiteGets information about the container that hosts the current control when rendered on a design surface. (Inherited from Control.)
Public propertySkinIDGets or sets the skin to apply to the control. (Inherited from Control.)
Public propertyTemplateControlGets or sets a reference to the template that contains this control. (Inherited from Control.)
Public propertyTemplateSourceDirectoryGets the virtual directory of the Page or UserControl that contains the current server control. (Inherited from Control.)
Public propertyUniqueIDGets the unique, hierarchically qualified identifier for the server control. (Inherited from Control.)
Public propertyValidateRequestModeGets or sets a value that indicates whether the control checks client input from the browser for potentially dangerous values. (Inherited from Control.)
Public propertyViewsGets the collection of View controls in the MultiView control.
Protected propertyViewStateGets a dictionary of state information that allows you to save and restore the view state of a server control across multiple requests for the same page. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected propertyViewStateIgnoresCaseGets a value that indicates whether the StateBag object is case-insensitive. (Inherited from Control.)
Public propertyViewStateModeGets or sets the view-state mode of this control. (Inherited from Control.)
Public propertyVisibleGets or sets a value that indicates whether a server control is rendered as UI on the page. (Inherited from Control.)
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  NameDescription
Protected methodAddedControlCalled after a child control is added to the Controls collection of the Control object. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodAddParsedSubObjectInfrastructure. Notifies the MultiView control that an XML or HTML element was parsed, and adds the element to the ViewCollection collection of the MultiView control. (Overrides Control.AddParsedSubObject(Object).)
Public methodApplyStyleSheetSkinApplies the style properties defined in the page style sheet to the control. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodBeginRenderTracingBegins design-time tracing of rendering data. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodBuildProfileTreeInfrastructure. Gathers information about the server control and delivers it to the Trace property to be displayed when tracing is enabled for the page. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodClearCachedClientIDInfrastructure. Sets the cached ClientID value to null. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodClearChildControlStateDeletes the control-state information for the server control's child controls. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodClearChildStateDeletes the view-state and control-state information for all the server control's child controls. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodClearChildViewStateDeletes the view-state information for all the server control's child controls. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodClearEffectiveClientIDModeInfrastructure. Sets the ClientIDMode property of the current control instance and of any child controls to Inherit. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodCreateChildControlsCalled by the ASP.NET page framework to notify server controls that use composition-based implementation to create any child controls they contain in preparation for posting back or rendering. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodCreateControlCollectionCreates a ControlCollection to hold the child controls of the MultiView control. (Overrides Control.CreateControlCollection().)
Public methodDataBind()Binds a data source to the invoked server control and all its child controls. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodDataBind(Boolean)Binds a data source to the invoked server control and all its child controls with an option to raise the DataBinding event. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodDataBindChildrenBinds a data source to the server control's child controls. (Inherited from Control.)
Public methodDisposeEnables a server control to perform final clean up before it is released from memory. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodEndRenderTracingEnds design-time tracing of rendering data. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodEnsureChildControlsDetermines whether the server control contains child controls. If it does not, it creates child controls. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodEnsureIDCreates an identifier for controls that do not have an identifier assigned. (Inherited from Control.)
Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodFindControl(String)Searches the current naming container for a server control with the specified id parameter. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodFindControl(String, Int32)Infrastructure. Searches the current naming container for a server control with the specified id and an integer, specified in the pathOffset parameter, which aids in the search. You should not override this version of the FindControl method. (Inherited from Control.)
Public methodFocusSets input focus to a control. (Inherited from Control.)
Public methodGetActiveViewReturns the current active View control within a MultiView control.
Protected methodGetDesignModeStateInfrastructure. Gets design-time data for a control. (Inherited from Control.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetRouteUrl(Object)Gets the URL that corresponds to a set of route parameters. (Inherited from Control.)
Public methodGetRouteUrl(RouteValueDictionary)Gets the URL that corresponds to a set of route parameters. (Inherited from Control.)
Public methodGetRouteUrl(String, Object)Gets the URL that corresponds to a set of route parameters and a route name. (Inherited from Control.)
Public methodGetRouteUrl(String, RouteValueDictionary)Gets the URL that corresponds to a set of route parameters and a route name. (Inherited from Control.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetUniqueIDRelativeToReturns the prefixed portion of the UniqueID property of the specified control. (Inherited from Control.)
Public methodHasControlsDetermines if the server control contains any child controls. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodHasEventsReturns a value indicating whether events are registered for the control or any child controls. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodIsLiteralContentInfrastructure. Determines if the server control holds only literal content. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodLoadControlStateLoads the current state of the MultiView control. (Overrides Control.LoadControlState(Object).)
Protected methodLoadViewStateRestores view-state information from a previous page request that was saved by the SaveViewState method. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodMapPathSecureRetrieves the physical path that a virtual path, either absolute or relative, maps to. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodOnActiveViewChangedRaises the ActiveViewChanged event of a MultiView control.
Protected methodOnBubbleEventInfrastructure. Determines whether the event for the MultiView control is passed to the page's UI server control hierarchy. (Overrides Control.OnBubbleEvent(Object, EventArgs).)
Protected methodOnDataBindingRaises the DataBinding event. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodOnInitInfrastructure. Raises the Init event. (Overrides Control.OnInit(EventArgs).)
Protected methodOnLoadRaises the Load event. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodOnPreRenderRaises the PreRender event. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodOnUnloadRaises the Unload event. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodOpenFileGets a Stream used to read a file. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodRaiseBubbleEventAssigns any sources of the event and its information to the control's parent. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodRemovedControlCalled after a View control is removed from the Controls collection of a MultiView control. (Overrides Control.RemovedControl(Control).)
Protected methodRenderWrites the MultiView control content to the specified HtmlTextWriter object, for display on the client. (Overrides Control.Render(HtmlTextWriter).)
Protected methodRenderChildrenOutputs the content of a server control's children to a provided HtmlTextWriter object, which writes the content to be rendered on the client. (Inherited from Control.)
Public methodRenderControl(HtmlTextWriter)Outputs server control content to a provided HtmlTextWriter object and stores tracing information about the control if tracing is enabled. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodRenderControl(HtmlTextWriter, ControlAdapter)Outputs server control content to a provided HtmlTextWriter object using a provided ControlAdapter object. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodResolveAdapterGets the control adapter responsible for rendering the specified control. (Inherited from Control.)
Public methodResolveClientUrlGets a URL that can be used by the browser. (Inherited from Control.)
Public methodResolveUrlConverts a URL into one that is usable on the requesting client. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodSaveControlStateSaves the current state of the MultiView control. (Overrides Control.SaveControlState().)
Protected methodSaveViewStateSaves any server control view-state changes that have occurred since the time the page was posted back to the server. (Inherited from Control.)
Public methodSetActiveViewSets the specified View control to the active view within a MultiView control.
Protected methodSetDesignModeStateSets design-time data for a control. (Inherited from Control.)
Public methodSetRenderMethodDelegateInfrastructure. Assigns an event handler delegate to render the server control and its content into its parent control. (Inherited from Control.)
Public methodSetTraceData(Object, Object)Sets trace data for design-time tracing of rendering data, using the trace data key and the trace data value. (Inherited from Control.)
Public methodSetTraceData(Object, Object, Object)Sets trace data for design-time tracing of rendering data, using the traced object, the trace data key, and the trace data value. (Inherited from Control.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodTrackViewStateCauses tracking of view-state changes to the server control so they can be stored in the server control's StateBag object. This object is accessible through the Control.ViewState property. (Inherited from Control.)
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  NameDescription
Public eventActiveViewChangedOccurs when the active View control of a MultiView control changes between posts to the server.
Public eventDataBindingOccurs when the server control binds to a data source. (Inherited from Control.)
Public eventDisposedOccurs when a server control is released from memory, which is the last stage of the server control lifecycle when an ASP.NET page is requested. (Inherited from Control.)
Public eventInitOccurs when the server control is initialized, which is the first step in its lifecycle. (Inherited from Control.)
Public eventLoadOccurs when the server control is loaded into the Page object. (Inherited from Control.)
Public eventPreRenderOccurs after the Control object is loaded but prior to rendering. (Inherited from Control.)
Public eventUnloadOccurs when the server control is unloaded from memory. (Inherited from Control.)
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  NameDescription
Public Extension MethodFindDataSourceControlReturns the data source that is associated with the data control for the specified control. (Defined by DynamicDataExtensions.)
Public Extension MethodFindFieldTemplateReturns the field template for the specified column in the specified control's naming container. (Defined by DynamicDataExtensions.)
Public Extension MethodFindMetaTableReturns the metatable object for the containing data control. (Defined by DynamicDataExtensions.)
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  NameDescription
Public fieldStatic memberNextViewCommandNameRepresents the command name associated with the next View control to display in a MultiView control. This field is read-only.
Public fieldStatic memberPreviousViewCommandNameRepresents the command name associated with the previous View control to display in a MultiView control. This field is read-only.
Public fieldStatic memberSwitchViewByIDCommandNameRepresents the command name associated with changing the active View control in a MultiView control, based on a specified View id. This field is read-only.
Public fieldStatic memberSwitchViewByIndexCommandNameRepresents the command name associated with changing the active View control in a MultiView control based on a specified View index. This field is read-only.
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  NameDescription
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate propertyIControlBuilderAccessor.ControlBuilderFor a description of this member, see IControlBuilderAccessor.ControlBuilder. (Inherited from Control.)
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate methodIControlDesignerAccessor.GetDesignModeStateFor a description of this member, see IControlDesignerAccessor.GetDesignModeState. (Inherited from Control.)
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate methodIControlDesignerAccessor.SetDesignModeStateFor a description of this member, see IControlDesignerAccessor.SetDesignModeState. (Inherited from Control.)
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate methodIControlDesignerAccessor.SetOwnerControlInfrastructure. For a description of this member, see IControlDesignerAccessor.SetOwnerControl. (Inherited from Control.)
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate propertyIControlDesignerAccessor.UserDataFor a description of this member, see IControlDesignerAccessor.UserData. (Inherited from Control.)
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate propertyIDataBindingsAccessor.DataBindingsFor a description of this member, see IDataBindingsAccessor.DataBindings. (Inherited from Control.)
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate propertyIDataBindingsAccessor.HasDataBindingsFor a description of this member, see IDataBindingsAccessor.HasDataBindings. (Inherited from Control.)
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate propertyIExpressionsAccessor.ExpressionsFor a description of this member, see IExpressionsAccessor.Expressions. (Inherited from Control.)
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate propertyIExpressionsAccessor.HasExpressionsFor a description of this member, see IExpressionsAccessor.HasExpressions. (Inherited from Control.)
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate methodIParserAccessor.AddParsedSubObjectFor a description of this member, see IParserAccessor.AddParsedSubObject. (Inherited from Control.)
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In this topic:

Introduction

The MultiView control is a container for a group of View controls. It allows you to define a group of View controls, where each View control contains child controls. Your application can then render a specific View control to the client based on criteria such as user identity, user preferences, and information passed in a query-string parameter. You can also use the MultiView control to create wizards. In this scenario, each View control contained in a MultiView control represents a different step or page in the wizard. You should also use this control to develop multiple-screen applications for mobile devices. This control provides the same functionality as the ASP.NET mobile Form control in .NET Framework version 1.1.

Only one View control at a time can be defined as the active view within a MultiView control. When a View control is defined as the active view, the child controls that it contains are rendered to the client. You can use either the ActiveViewIndex property or the SetActiveView method to define the active view. If the ActiveViewIndex property is empty, the MultiView control does not render any content to the client. If the active view is set to a View that does not exist within the MultiView control, an ArgumentOutOfRangeException is raised at run time.

You can define the active view declaratively or programmatically. Setting the ActiveViewIndex property declaratively when you define the MultiView control causes the View control that is set as the active view to render to the client the first time the MultiView control is called. The following code example demonstrates how to set the ActiveViewIndex property declaratively.

<asp:MultiView id="MultiView1" ActiveViewIndex=0 runat="Server"> 

Setting the ActiveViewIndex property programmatically, or calling the SetActiveView method, allows the application to determine which View control to render to the client at run time based on criteria such as a user's identity or preferences.

To allow users to navigate between View controls within a MultiView control, you can add a LinkButton or Button control to each View control. To take advantage of the MultiView control's automatic updating of the currently active View, set the CommandName property on the button or link button to the value of one of the following command-name fields that corresponds to the desired navigation behavior: PreviousViewCommandName, NextViewCommandName, SwitchViewByIDCommandName, or SwitchViewByIndexCommandName.

Declarative Syntax

<asp:MultiView
    ActiveViewIndex="integer"
    EnableTheming="True|False"
    EnableViewState="True|False"
    ID="string"
    OnActiveViewChanged="ActiveViewChanged event handler"
    OnDataBinding="DataBinding event handler"
    OnDisposed="Disposed event handler"
    OnInit="Init event handler"
    OnLoad="Load event handler"
    OnPreRender="PreRender event handler"
    OnUnload="Unload event handler"
    runat="server"
    SkinID="string"
    Visible="True|False"
>
            <asp:TemplatedWizardStep
                AllowReturn="True|False"
                ContentTemplateContainer="string"
                EnableTheming="True|False"
                EnableViewState="True|False"
                ID="string"
                OnActivate="Activate event handler"
                OnDataBinding="DataBinding event handler"
                OnDeactivate="Deactivate event handler"
                OnDisposed="Disposed event handler"
                OnInit="Init event handler"
                OnLoad="Load event handler"
                OnPreRender="PreRender event handler"
                OnUnload="Unload event handler"
                runat="server"
                SkinID="string"
                StepType="Auto|Complete|Finish|Start|Step"
                Title="string"
                Visible="True|False"
>
                        <ContentTemplate>
                            <!-- child controls -->
                        </ContentTemplate>
                        <CustomNavigationTemplate>
                            <!-- child controls -->
                        </CustomNavigationTemplate>
            </asp:TemplatedWizardStep>
            <asp:View
                EnableTheming="True|False"
                EnableViewState="True|False"
                ID="string"
                OnActivate="Activate event handler"
                OnDataBinding="DataBinding event handler"
                OnDeactivate="Deactivate event handler"
                OnDisposed="Disposed event handler"
                OnInit="Init event handler"
                OnLoad="Load event handler"
                OnPreRender="PreRender event handler"
                OnUnload="Unload event handler"
                runat="server"
                SkinID="string"
                Visible="True|False"
            />
            <asp:WizardStep
                AllowReturn="True|False"
                EnableTheming="True|False"
                EnableViewState="True|False"
                ID="string"
                OnActivate="Activate event handler"
                OnDataBinding="DataBinding event handler"
                OnDeactivate="Deactivate event handler"
                OnDisposed="Disposed event handler"
                OnInit="Init event handler"
                OnLoad="Load event handler"
                OnPreRender="PreRender event handler"
                OnUnload="Unload event handler"
                runat="server"
                SkinID="string"
                StepType="Auto|Complete|Finish|Start|Step"
                Title="string"
                Visible="True|False"
            />
</asp:MultiView>

The following code example demonstrates how to use a MultiView control to create a basic survey. Each View control is a separate survey question. When the user clicks the Previous button on any page, the ActiveViewIndex property is decremented to navigate to the previous View control. When the user clicks the Next button on any page, the ActiveViewIndex property is incremented to navigate to the next View control.

NoteNote

The following code samples use the single-file code model and may not work correctly if copied directly into a code-behind file. This code sample must be copied into an empty text file that has an .aspx extension. For more information on the Web Forms code model, see ASP.NET Web Forms Page Code Model.

<%@ Page Language="C#" %>

<!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>MultiView ActiveViewIndex Example</title>
<script runat="server">

  protected void NextButton_Command(object sender, EventArgs e)
  {
    // Determine which button was clicked
    // and set the ActiveViewIndex property to
    // the view selected by the user.
    if (DevPollMultiView.ActiveViewIndex > -1 & DevPollMultiView.ActiveViewIndex < 3)
    {
      // Increment the ActiveViewIndex property 
      // by one to advance to the next view.
      DevPollMultiView.ActiveViewIndex += 1;
    }
    else if (DevPollMultiView.ActiveViewIndex == 3)
    {
      // This is the final view.
      // The user wants to save the survey results.
      // Insert code here to save survey results.
      // Disable the navigation buttons.
      Page4Save.Enabled = false;
      Page4Restart.Enabled = false;
    }
    else
    {
      throw new Exception("An error occurred.");
    }
  }

  protected void BackButton_Command(object sender, EventArgs e)
  {
    if (DevPollMultiView.ActiveViewIndex > 0 & DevPollMultiView.ActiveViewIndex <= 2)
    {
      // Decrement the ActiveViewIndex property
      // by one to return to the previous view.
      DevPollMultiView.ActiveViewIndex -= 1;
    }
    else if (DevPollMultiView.ActiveViewIndex == 3)
    {
      // This is the final view.
      // The user wants to restart the survey.
      // Return to the first view.
      DevPollMultiView.ActiveViewIndex = 0;
    }
    else
    {
      throw new Exception("An error occurred.");
    }
  }

  </script>

</head>
<body>
    <form id="Form1" runat="Server">

        <h3>MultiView ActiveViewIndex Example</h3>

        <asp:Panel id="Page1ViewPanel" 
            Width="330px" 
            Height="150px"
            HorizontalAlign="Left"
            Font-size="12" 
            BackColor="#C0C0FF" 
            BorderColor="#404040"
            BorderStyle="Double"                     
            runat="Server">  

            <asp:MultiView id="DevPollMultiView"
                ActiveViewIndex="0"
                runat="Server">

                <asp:View id="Page1" 
                    runat="Server">   

                    <asp:Label id="Page1Label" 
                        Font-bold="true"                         
                        Text="What kind of applications do you develop?"
                        runat="Server"
                        AssociatedControlID="Page1">
                    </asp:Label><br /><br />

                    <asp:RadioButton id="Page1Radio1"
                         Text="Web Applications" 
                         Checked="False" 
                         GroupName="RadioGroup1" 
                         runat="server" >
                    </asp:RadioButton><br />

                    <asp:RadioButton id="Page1Radio2"
                         Text="Windows Forms Applications" 
                         Checked="False" 
                         GroupName="RadioGroup1" 
                         runat="server" >
                     </asp:RadioButton><br /><br /><br />                                       

                    <asp:Button id="Page1Next"
                        Text = "Next"
                        OnClick="NextButton_Command"
                        Height="25"
                        Width="70"
                        runat= "Server">
                    </asp:Button>     

                </asp:View>

                <asp:View id="Page2" 
                    runat="Server">

                    <asp:Label id="Page2Label" 
                        Font-bold="true"                        
                        Text="How long have you been a developer?"
                        runat="Server"
                        AssociatedControlID="Page2">                    
                    </asp:Label><br /><br />

                    <asp:RadioButton id="Page2Radio1"
                         Text="Less than five years" 
                         Checked="False" 
                         GroupName="RadioGroup1" 
                         runat="Server">
                     </asp:RadioButton><br />

                    <asp:RadioButton id="Page2Radio2"
                         Text="More than five years" 
                         Checked="False" 
                         GroupName="RadioGroup1" 
                         runat="Server">
                     </asp:RadioButton><br /><br /><br />

                    <asp:Button id="Page2Back"
                        Text = "Previous"
                        OnClick="BackButton_Command"
                        Height="25"
                        Width="70"
                        runat= "Server">
                    </asp:Button> 

                    <asp:Button id="Page2Next"
                        Text = "Next"
                        OnClick="NextButton_Command"
                        Height="25"
                        Width="70"
                        runat="Server">
                    </asp:Button> 

                </asp:View>

                <asp:View id="Page3" 
                    runat="Server">

                    <asp:Label id="Page3Label1" 
                        Font-bold="true"                        
                        Text= "What is your primary programming language?"                        
                        runat="Server"
                        AssociatedControlID="Page3">                    
                    </asp:Label><br /><br />

                    <asp:RadioButton id="Page3Radio1"
                         Text="Visual Basic .NET" 
                         Checked="False" 
                         GroupName="RadioGroup1" 
                         runat="Server">
                     </asp:RadioButton><br />

                    <asp:RadioButton id="Page3Radio2"
                         Text="C#" 
                         Checked="False" 
                         GroupName="RadioGroup1" 
                         runat="Server">
                     </asp:RadioButton><br />

                    <asp:RadioButton id="Page3Radio3"
                         Text="C++" 
                         Checked="False" 
                         GroupName="RadioGroup1" 
                         runat="Server">
                     </asp:RadioButton><br /><br />

                     <asp:Button id="Page3Back"
                        Text = "Previous"
                        OnClick="BackButton_Command"
                        Height="25"
                        Width="70"
                        runat="Server">
                    </asp:Button> 

                    <asp:Button id="Page3Next"
                        Text = "Next"
                        OnClick="NextButton_Command"
                        Height="25"
                        Width="70"
                        runat="Server">
                    </asp:Button><br />

                </asp:View>     

                <asp:View id="Page4"
                    runat="Server">

                    <asp:Label id="Label1"
                        Font-bold="true"                                           
                        Text = "Thank you for taking the survey."
                        runat="Server"
                        AssociatedControlID="Page4">
                    </asp:Label>

                    <br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />              

                    <asp:Button id="Page4Save"
                        Text = "Save Responses"
                        OnClick="NextButton_Command"
                        Height="25"
                        Width="110"
                        runat="Server">
                    </asp:Button>

                    <asp:Button id="Page4Restart"
                        Text = "Retake Survey"
                        OnClick="BackButton_Command"
                        Height="25"
                        Width="110"
                        runat= "Server">
                    </asp:Button>                    

                </asp:View>  

            </asp:MultiView>

        </asp:Panel> 

    </form>
</body>
</html>

The following code example demonstrates how to create a basic MultiView control that contains three View controls. The view that the user selects from the list box is set to the active view and displayed to the user. For a more detailed example of the MultiView control, see the other code examples provided in this topic.

<%@ Page Language="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>MultiView Class Example</title>
<script runat="server">

        Sub Index_Changed(ByVal Sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs)
            ' Set the active view to
            ' the view selected by the user.
            Dim text As String = ViewListBox.SelectedItem.Text
            Select Case (text)
                Case "View1"
                    MultiView1.SetActiveView(View1)
                Case "View2"
                    MultiView1.SetActiveView(View2)
                Case "View3"
                    MultiView1.SetActiveView(View3)
                Case Else
                    Throw New Exception("You did not select a valid view.")
            End Select

        End Sub

    </script>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="Form1" runat="server">

        <h3>MultiView Class Example</h3>

        <h4>Select a View to display in a MultiView control:</h4>

        <asp:ListBox id="ViewListBox" 
            Rows="1"
            SelectionMode="Single"
            AutoPostBack="True"
            OnselectedIndexChanged="Index_Changed"
            runat="Server">             
                <asp:ListItem Value="0">View1</asp:ListItem>
                <asp:ListItem Value="1">View2</asp:ListItem>
                <asp:ListItem Value="2">View3</asp:ListItem>
        </asp:ListBox><br /><br />

        <hr />

        <asp:MultiView id="MultiView1"
            runat="Server">

            <asp:View id="View1" 
                runat="Server">              
                    <asp:Label id="View1Label" 
                        Font-bold="true"
                        Font-size="14" 
                        Text="This is the content for View1."
                        runat="Server"
                        AssociatedControlID="View1">
                    </asp:Label>               
            </asp:View>

            <asp:View id="View2" 
                runat="Server">              
                    <asp:Label id="View2Label" 
                        Font-bold="true"
                        Font-size="14" 
                        Text="This is the content for View2."
                        runat="Server"
                        AssociatedControlID="View2">
                    </asp:Label>               
            </asp:View>

            <asp:View id="View3" 
                runat="Server">              
                    <asp:Label id="View3Label" 
                        Font-bold="true"
                        Font-size="14" 
                        Text="This is the content for View3."
                        runat="Server"
                        AssociatedControlID="View3">
                    </asp:Label>               
            </asp:View>

        </asp:MultiView>

    </form>
</body>
</html>

The following code example demonstrates how to create a MultiView control that contains three View controls. A View control does not have any style properties. Therefore, each View control contains a Panel control to allow styles to be set on the View control. The first time the page is loaded, the DefaultView is set as the active view using the SetActiveView method. Each View control contains link buttons to allow the user to navigate to different views.

<%@ Page Language="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>MultiView Class Example</title>
<script runat="server">

        Sub Page_Load(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs)
            ' The first time the page loads,
            ' render the DefaultView.
            If Not IsPostBack Then
                ' Set DefaultView as the active view.
                MultiView1.SetActiveView(DefaultView)
            End If

        End Sub

        Sub LinkButton_Command(sender As Object, e As System.Web.UI.WebControls.CommandEventArgs)
            ' Determine which link button was clicked
            ' and set the active view to
            ' the view selected by the user.
            Select Case (e.CommandArgument)
                Case "DefaultView"
                    MultiView1.SetActiveView(DefaultView)
                Case "News"
                    MultiView1.SetActiveView(NewsView)
                Case "Shopping"
                    MultiView1.SetActiveView(ShoppingView)
                Case Else
                    Throw New Exception("You did not select a valid list item.")

            End Select

        End Sub

</script>

</head>
<body>
    <form id="Form1" runat="server">

        <h3>MultiView Class Example</h3>

        <asp:MultiView id="MultiView1"
            runat="Server">

            <asp:View id="DefaultView" 
                runat="Server">                

                <asp:Panel id="DefaultViewPanel" 
                    Width="330px" 
                    BackColor="#C0C0FF" 
                    BorderColor="#404040"
                    BorderStyle="Double"
                    runat="Server">  

                    <asp:Label id="DefaultLabel1" 
                        Font-bold="true"
                        Font-size="14" 
                        Text="The Default View"
                        runat="Server"
                        AssociatedControlID="DefaultView">
                    </asp:Label>                  

                    <asp:BulletedList id="DefaultBulletedList1" 
                        BulletStyle="Disc" 
                        DisplayMode="Hyperlink"
                        Target="_blank"
                        runat="Server">
                            <asp:ListItem Value="http://www.microsoft.com">Today's Weather</asp:ListItem>
                            <asp:ListItem Value="http://www.microsoft.com">Today's Stock Quotes</asp:ListItem>
                            <asp:ListItem Value="http://www.microsoft.com">Today's News Headlines</asp:ListItem>
                            <asp:ListItem Value="http://www.microsoft.com">Today's Featured Shopping</asp:ListItem>
                    </asp:BulletedList>

                    <hr />

                    <asp:Label id="DefaultLabel2"                      
                        Font-size="12" 
                        Text="Click a link to display a different view:"
                        runat="Server">
                    </asp:Label><br />

                    <asp:LinkButton id="Default_NewsLink" 
                        Text="Go to News View" 
                        OnCommand="LinkButton_Command"
                        CommandArgument="News" 
                        CommandName="Link"
            Width="150px"
                        runat="Server">
                    </asp:LinkButton>

                    <asp:LinkButton id="Default_ShoppingLink"
                        Text="Go to Shopping View" 
                        OnCommand="LinkButton_Command"
                        CommandArgument="Shopping" 
                        CommandName="Link"
            Width="150px"
                        runat="server">
                    </asp:LinkButton><br /><br />

                </asp:Panel>

            </asp:View>

            <asp:View id="NewsView" 
                runat="Server">

                <asp:Panel id="NewsPanel1" 
                    Width="330px" 
                    BackColor="#C0FFC0" 
                    BorderColor="#404040"
                    BorderStyle="Double"
                    runat="Server">

                    <asp:Label id="NewsLabel1" 
                        Font-bold="true"
                        Font-size="14"
                        Text="The News View"
                        runat="Server"
                        AssociatedControlID="NewsView">                    
                    </asp:Label>

                    <asp:BulletedList id="NewsBulletedlist1" 
                        BulletStyle="Disc" 
                        DisplayMode="Hyperlink"
                        Target="_blank"
                        runat="Server">
                            <asp:ListItem Value="http://www.microsoft.com">Today's International Headlines</asp:ListItem>
                            <asp:ListItem Value="http://www.microsoft.com">Today's National Headlines</asp:ListItem>
                            <asp:ListItem Value="http://www.microsoft.com">Today's Local News</asp:ListItem>
                    </asp:BulletedList>

                    <hr />

                    <asp:Label id="NewsLabel2"                      
                        Font-size="12" 
                        Text="Click a link to display a different view:"
                        runat="Server">
                    </asp:Label><br />

                    <asp:LinkButton id="News_DefaultLink" 
                        Text="Go to the Default View" 
                        OnCommand="LinkButton_Command"
                        CommandArgument="DefaultView" 
                        CommandName="Link"
                        Width="150px"
                        runat="Server">
                    </asp:LinkButton>

                    <asp:LinkButton id="News_ShoppingLink" 
                        Text="Go to Shopping View" 
                        OnCommand="LinkButton_Command"
                        CommandArgument="Shopping" 
                        CommandName="Link"
                        Width="150px"
                        runat="Server">
                    </asp:LinkButton><br /><br />

                </asp:Panel>

            </asp:View>

            <asp:View id="ShoppingView" 
                runat="Server">

                <asp:Panel id="ShoppingPanel1" 
                    Width="330px" 
                    BackColor="#FFFFC0" 
                    BorderColor="#404040"
                    BorderStyle="Double"
                    runat="Server">

                    <asp:Label id="ShoppingLabel1" 
                        Font-Bold="true"
                        Font-size="14"                         
                        Text="The Shopping View"
                        runat="Server"
                        AssociatedControlID="ShoppingView">
                    </asp:Label>

                    <asp:BulletedList id="ShoppingBulletedlist1" 
                        BulletStyle="Disc" 
                        DisplayMode="Hyperlink"
                        Target="_blank"
                        runat="Server">
                            <asp:ListItem Value="http://www.microsoft.com">Shop for Home and Garden </asp:ListItem>
                            <asp:ListItem Value="http://www.microsoft.com">Shop for Women's Fashions</asp:ListItem>
                            <asp:ListItem Value="http://www.microsoft.com">Shop for Men's Fashions</asp:ListItem>
                    </asp:BulletedList>

                    <hr />

                    <asp:Label id="ShoppingLabel2" 
                        Font-size="12" 
                        Text="Click a link to display a different view:"
                        runat="Server">
                    </asp:Label><br />

                    <asp:LinkButton id="Shopping_DefaultLink" 
                        Text="Go to the Default View" 
                        OnCommand="LinkButton_Command"
                        CommandArgument="DefaultView" 
                        CommandName="Link"
                        Width="150px"
                        runat="Server">
                    </asp:LinkButton>

                    <asp:LinkButton id="Shopping_NewsLink"
                        Text="Go to News View" 
                        OnCommand="LinkButton_Command"
                        CommandArgument="News" 
                        CommandName="Link"
                        Width="150px"
                        runat="Server">
                    </asp:LinkButton><br /><br />

                </asp:Panel>

            </asp:View>

        </asp:MultiView>

    </form>
</body>
</html>

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.3, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

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.

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.
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