CompilationMode Enumeration

Defines constants that specify how ASP.NET should compile .aspx pages and .ascx controls.

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

public enum class CompilationMode
public enum CompilationMode
public enum CompilationMode

 Member nameDescription
AlwaysThe page should always be compiled. 
AutoASP.NET will not compile the page, if possible. 
NeverThe page or control should never be dynamically compiled. 

The CompilationMode enumeration values indicate whether a page or control should be compiled at run time. When no compilation mode is specified, the default value is Always. Setting a page to never compile using the Never attribute will increase performance by disqualifying the specified page in the compilation process. To define a page-specific CompilationMode attribute that specifies an .aspx, .ascx or .master file should not be compiled at the page level, you can use a directive like the following:

<%@ page compilationMode=”never” %>

The compilation mode can also be specified in configuration files. The PagesSection configuration section object identifies page-specific configuration settings. The pages configuration section element can be declared at the machine, site, application, and subdirectory levels of the configuration files.

If the CompilationMode is set to Never and a page contains a script block or code construct that requires compilation, ASP.NET will return with an error and the page will not run.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the CompilationMode page directive to indicate that a page should never be compiled.

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Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0