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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)

'Declaration
Public Enumeration PartChromeType

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

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.

Imports System
Imports System.Security.Permissions
Imports System.Web
Imports System.Web.UI
Imports System.Web.UI.WebControls
Imports System.Web.UI.WebControls.WebParts

Namespace Samples.AspNet.VB.Controls

<AspNetHostingPermission(SecurityAction.Demand, _
  Level := AspNetHostingPermissionLevel.Minimal)> _
<AspNetHostingPermission(SecurityAction.InheritanceDemand, _
  Level := AspNetHostingPermissionLevel.Minimal)> _
Public Class TextDisplayWebPart
    Inherits WebPart
    Private _contentText As String = Nothing 
    Private input As TextBox
    Private DisplayContent As Label


    Public Sub New() 
      Me.AllowClose = False 
    End Sub

    <Personalizable(), WebBrowsable()>  _
    Public Property ContentText() As String  
        Get 
            Return _contentText
        End Get 
        Set
            _contentText = value
        End Set 
    End Property 

    Protected Overrides Sub CreateChildControls() 
        Controls.Clear()
        DisplayContent = New Label()
        DisplayContent.Text = Me.ContentText
        DisplayContent.BackColor = _
          System.Drawing.Color.LightBlue
        Me.Controls.Add(DisplayContent)
        input = New TextBox()
        Me.Controls.Add(input)
        Dim update As New Button()
        update.Text = "Set Label Content" 
        AddHandler update.Click, AddressOf Me.submit_Click
        Me.Controls.Add(update)
        ChildControlsCreated = True 

    End Sub 


    Private Sub submit_Click(ByVal sender As Object, _
                             ByVal e As EventArgs) 
        ' Update the label string. 
        If input.Text <> String.Empty Then 
            Me.ContentText = Page.Server.HtmlEncode(input.Text) + "<br />" 
            ' Clear the input textbox.
            input.Text = String.Empty
            DisplayContent.Text = Me.ContentText
        End If 

    End Sub 

End Class 

End Namespace

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="VB" %>
<%@ register tagprefix="aspSample" 
             Namespace="Samples.AspNet.VB.Controls" 
             Assembly="TextDisplayWebPartVB" %>

<!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: 4.5, 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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