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MultiView.SwitchViewByIndexCommandName Field

Represents 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.

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

public static readonly string SwitchViewByIndexCommandName

Use the SwitchViewByIndexCommandName field to represent the "SwitchViewByIndex" command name.

You can use the value of this field to take advantage of the MultiView control's automatic updating of the active View control. For example, if a View control contains a Button control that navigates to the first View when clicked, you can set the CommandName property to the value of the SwitchViewByIndexCommandName field, which is "SwitchViewByIndex". Set the CommandArgument property to the index of the first View in the MultiView control, which is 0. This causes the MultiView control to automatically set the ActiveViewIndex property to 0 when the button is clicked.

The following code example demonstrates how to use a MultiView control to create a basic survey. Each View control is a separate survey question. The PreviousViewCommandName and NextViewCommandName fields are used to provide automatic navigation between the previous and next View controls in the survey. If the user clicks the Retake Survey button in the last View of the survey, the SwitchViewByIndexCommandName field is used along with a command argument of 0 to redirect the user back to the first View of the survey.

NoteNote:

The following code sample uses 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 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">
<script runat="server">

    void Page4SaveButton_Click(Object sender, System.EventArgs e)
    {
      // 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;

    }

  </script>

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
<head id="Head1" runat="server">
  <title>MultiView.SwitchViewByIndexCommandName Example</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="Form1" runat="Server">

      <h3>MultiView.SwitchViewByIndexCommandName 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"
              CommandName="NextView"
              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"
              CommandName="PrevView"
              Height="25"
              Width="70"
              runat= "Server">
            </asp:Button> 

            <asp:Button id="Page2Next"
              Text = "Next"
              CommandName="NextView"
              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" 
              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"
              CommandName="PrevView"
              Height="25"
              Width="70"
              runat="Server">
            </asp:Button> 

            <asp:Button id="Page3Next"
              Text = "Next"
              CommandName="NextView"
              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="Page4SaveButton_Click"
            Height="25"
            Width="110"
            runat="Server">
          </asp:Button>

          <asp:Button id="Page4Restart"
            Text = "Retake Survey"
            commandname="SwitchViewByIndex"
            commandargument="0"
            Height="25"
            Width="110"
            runat= "Server">
          </asp:Button>                    

        </asp:View>  

      </asp:MultiView>

    </asp:Panel> 

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

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

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