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GenericWebPart.Description Property

Gets or sets a brief phrase that summarizes what a control does, for use in ToolTips and catalogs of server controls.

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

public override string Description { get; set; }
<asp:GenericWebPart Description="String" />

Property Value

Type: System.String
A string that briefly summarizes the control's functionality. The default value is an empty string ("").

Implements

IWebPart.Description

The Description property value is typically used as a descriptive string for a control in catalogs that provide lists of server controls, and as a ToolTip in a control's title bar. The content of the property appears in a ToolTip when a user positions the mouse pointer over the title text in a control's title bar.

This property overrides the base property so that you can access the property on the child control as if it were a true WebPart control.

You can set values for the property on your control in the declarative markup of a Web page, as well as programmatically. To provide a default value for the property whenever the control is used, you can implement the IWebPart interface.

The following code example demonstrates declarative and programmatic use of the Description property. The complete source code for the example is found in the Example section of the GenericWebPart overview topic.

The first part of the code example shows how the Description property is set declaratively on a server control within a WebPartZone control.

<asp:WebPartZone ID="WebPartZone1" runat="server">
  <ZoneTemplate>
    <asp:Calendar ID="Calendar1" runat="server"
      Title="My Calendar"
      Description="A calendar used as a GenericWebPart control."
      CatalogIconImageUrl="MyCatalogIcon.gif"
      TitleIconimageUrl ="MyTitleIcon.gif"
      TitleUrl="MyInfoUrl.htm" 
      Width="250"/>
  </ZoneTemplate>
</asp:WebPartZone>

The second part of the code example demonstrates how to access the property programmatically to display its value in a label.

protected void Button1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
{

  Label2.Text =
    @"<h3>Calendar GenericWebPart Properties</h3>" +
    "<em>Title: </em>" + calendarPart.Title +
    "<br />" +
    "<em>CatalogIconImageUrl:  </em>" + calendarPart.CatalogIconImageUrl +
    "<br />" +
    "<em>TitleUrl: </em>" + calendarPart.TitleUrl +
    "<br />" +
    "<em>Decription: </em>" + calendarPart.Description +
    "<br />" +
    "<em>TitleIconImageUrl: </em>" + calendarPart.TitleIconImageUrl +
    "<br />" +
    "<em>ChildControl ID: </em>" + calendarPart.ChildControl.ID +
    "<br />" +
    "<em>ChildControl Type: </em>" + calendarPart.ChildControl.GetType().Name +
    "<br />" +
    "<em>GenericWebPart ID: </em>" + calendarPart.ID +
    "<br />" +
    "<em>GenericWebPart Type: </em>" + calendarPart.GetType().Name +
    "<br />" +
    "<em>GenericWebPart Parent ID: </em>" + calendarPart.Parent.ID;

  Label3.Text =
    @"<h3>BulletedList GenericWebPart Properties</h3>" +
    "<em>Title: </em>" + listPart.Title +
    "<br />" +
    "<em>CatalogIconImageUrl:  </em>" + listPart.CatalogIconImageUrl +
    "<br />" +
    "<em>TitleUrl: </em>" + listPart.TitleUrl +
    "<br />" +
    "<em>Decription: </em>" + listPart.Description +
    "<br />" +
    "<em>TitleIconImageUrl: </em>" + listPart.TitleIconImageUrl +
    "<br />" +
    "<em>ChildControl ID: </em>" + listPart.ChildControl.ID +
    "<br />" +
    "<em>ChildControl Type: </em>" + listPart.ChildControl.GetType().Name +
    "<br />" +
    "<em>GenericWebPart ID: </em>" + listPart.ID +
    "<br />" +
    "<em>GenericWebPart Type: </em>" + listPart.GetType().Name +
    "<br />" +
    "<em>GenericWebPart Parent ID: </em>" + listPart.Parent.ID;
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 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.

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