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Part.Description Property

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

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

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

Property Value

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

The Description property is typically a string that is used in catalogs that provide lists of part controls, and as a ToolTip in the part control's title bar. The content of the Description appears in a ToolTip when you position your mouse pointer over the title text in a part control's title bar. The ToolTip text is created from the value of the DisplayTitle property, followed by a hyphen, followed by the Description property value.

The value of this property, when set, can be saved automatically to a resource file by using a designer tool. For more information, see LocalizableAttribute and ASP.NET Globalization and Localization.

Notes to Inheritors:

Derived classes such as WebPart can override Description to enable user personalization of the control's description.

The following code example illustrates the declarative use of the Description property in a part control. This example requires the custom WebPart control TextDisplayWebPart, which can be found in the Example section of the Part class summary.

After you load the page in a browser, if you position your mouse pointer over the title text of the first control instance, the description text appears in a ToolTip.

<%@ page language="C#" %>
<%@ register tagprefix="aspSample" 
             Namespace="Samples.AspNet.CS.Controls" 
             Assembly="TextDisplayWebPartCS" %>

<!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 id="Head1" runat="server">
    <title>ASP.NET Example</title>
</head>
<body>
  <form id="Form1" runat="server">
    <asp:webpartmanager id="WebPartManager1" runat="server" />
    <asp:webpartzone
      id="WebPartZone1"
      runat="server"
      backcolor="#99cccc">
        <parttitlestyle font-bold="true" forecolor="#ffffff" />
        <partstyle
          borderwidth="1px" 
          borderstyle="Solid" 
          bordercolor="#81AAF2" />
        <zonetemplate>
          <aspSample:TextDisplayWebPart 
            runat="server"   
            id="textwebpart" 
            title = "Text Content WebPart" 
            Description="A text content WebPart control."
            ChromeType="TitleAndBorder"
            width="350px" />
        </zonetemplate>
    </asp:webpartzone>
    <asp:webpartzone
      id="WebPartZone2"
      runat="server"
      backcolor="#99cccc">
        <parttitlestyle font-bold="true" forecolor="#ffffff" />
        <partstyle
          borderwidth="1px" 
          borderstyle="Solid" 
          bordercolor="#81AAF2" />
        <zonetemplate>
          <aspSample:TextDisplayWebPart 
            runat="server"   
            id="textwebpart2" 
            title = "Text Content WebPart 2" 
            Description="A text content WebPart control."
            ChromeType="TitleOnly"
            ChromeState="Minimized"
            width="350px" />
        </zonetemplate>
    </asp:webpartzone>
  </form>
</body>
</html>

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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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