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ViewStateEncryptionMode Enumeration

Specifies whether view-state information is encrypted.

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

public enum ViewStateEncryptionMode

Member nameDescription
AutoThe view-state information is encrypted if a control requests encryption by calling the RegisterRequiresViewStateEncryption method. This is the default.
AlwaysThe view-state information is always encrypted.
NeverThe view-state information is never encrypted, even if a control requests it.

The ViewStateEncryptionMode enumeration provides values for specifying whether the view-state information in a Page object is encrypted. The ViewStateEncryptionMode value can be set only in the @ Page directive or in the pages section of the configuration file.

The following code example demonstrates setting the view-state encryption mode for a Page object and requesting encryption of the view-state information through the RegisterRequiresViewStateEncryption method. In this example, the view-state information will be encrypted when customer information is retrieved from a database.

<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="true" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">

<script runat="server">

    void Page_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e)
    {
        if (IsPostBack)
        {
            if (yesRetrieve.Checked)
            {
                Page.RegisterRequiresViewStateEncryption();

                System.Data.SqlClient.SqlConnection conn = 
                    new System.Data.SqlClient.SqlConnection
                    ("server=localhost;database=Northwind;Integrated Security=SSPI");
                System.Data.SqlClient.SqlCommand command =
                    conn.CreateCommand();
                command.CommandText = "Select [CustomerID] From [Customers]";
                conn.Open();
                System.Data.SqlClient.SqlDataReader reader =
                    command.ExecuteReader();
                customerid.Text = reader["CustomerID"].ToString();
                reader.Close();
                conn.Close();
            }
            else
            {
                customerid.Text = "Not retrieved";
            }
        }
    }
</script>

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
<head id="Head1" runat="server">
    <title>Customer Information</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
    <div>
        Customer identifier: 
        <asp:Label ID="customerid" runat="server" Text="Not available" />
        <br />
        Retrieve customer info: 
        <asp:RadioButton ID="yesRetrieve" Text="yes" runat="server" GroupName="group1" /> 
        <asp:RadioButton ID="noRetrieve" Text="no" runat="server" GroupName="group1" />
        <br />
        <asp:Button ID="Button1" runat="server" Text="Submit" />
    </div>
    </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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