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PartChromeType Enumeration

Specifies the kind of border that surrounds a Web Parts control.

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

public enum PartChromeType

Member nameDescription
DefaultA border setting inherited from the part control's containing zone.
TitleAndBorderA title bar and a border.
NoneNo border and no title bar.
TitleOnlyA title bar only, without a border.
BorderOnlyA border only, without a title bar.

A part control's PartChromeType enumeration determines what kind of border surrounds a Web Parts control. Options include showing a title bar only, a border only, a title bar and border, or neither.

If the enumeration value is set to Default on the ChromeType property of a part control, the control inherits its setting from the PartChromeType property of the zone that contains the control.

The following code examples demonstrate the declarative use of the PartChromeType enumeration by using a custom WebPart control referenced in an ASP.NET Web page. For the code example to run, you must compile this source code. You can compile it explicitly and put the resulting assembly in your Web site's Bin folder or the global assembly cache. Alternatively, you can put the source code in your site's App_Code folder, where it will be dynamically compiled at run time. For a walkthrough that demonstrates both methods of compiling, see Walkthrough: Developing and Using a Custom Web Server Control.

The first part of the example contains the code for the custom control, named TextDisplayWebPart. Because the control derives from WebPart, it also inherits the common properties that the Part class provides, including the ChromeType property, which uses the PartChromeType enumeration as its return type.


using System;
using System.Security.Permissions;
using System.Web;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls.WebParts;

namespace Samples.AspNet.CS.Controls
{
  [AspNetHostingPermission(SecurityAction.Demand, 
    Level=AspNetHostingPermissionLevel.Minimal)]
  [AspNetHostingPermission(SecurityAction.InheritanceDemand, 
    Level=AspNetHostingPermissionLevel.Minimal)]
  public class TextDisplayWebPart : WebPart
  {
    private String _contentText = null;
    TextBox input;
    Label DisplayContent;
    const string _subTitle = "Contoso, Ltd";

    public TextDisplayWebPart()
    {
      this.AllowClose = false;
    }

    [
      Personalizable(PersonalizationScope.User, true),
      WebBrowsable()
    ]
    public String ContentText
    {
      get { return _contentText; }
      set { _contentText = value; }
    }

    protected override void CreateChildControls()
    {
      Controls.Clear();
      DisplayContent = new Label();
      DisplayContent.BackColor = 
        System.Drawing.Color.LightBlue;
      DisplayContent.Text = this.ContentText;
      this.Controls.Add(DisplayContent);
      input = new TextBox();
      this.Controls.Add(input);
      Button update = new Button();
      update.Text = "Set Label Content";
      update.Click += new EventHandler(this.submit_Click);
      this.Controls.Add(update);
      ChildControlsCreated = true;
    }

    private void submit_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
    {
      // Update the label string.
      if (input.Text != String.Empty)
      {
        this.ContentText = Page.Server.HtmlEncode(input.Text) + @"<br />";
        // Clear the input textbox.
        input.Text = String.Empty;
        DisplayContent.Text = this.ContentText;
      }
    }
  }
}


Note that in the declarative markup for the Web page, the second instance of the TextDisplayWebPart control sets its ChromeType property value to TitleOnly. After you load the page in a browser, the second control instance appears minimized. When you expand the second control, it has only a title bar without a border.


<%@ 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>


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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