ViewEvent Class

Note: This class is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Represents the kind of event that has occurred on a view of a control at design time. This class cannot be inherited.

Namespace: System.Web.UI.Design
Assembly: System.Design (in

public sealed class ViewEvent
public final class ViewEvent
public final class ViewEvent

A ViewEvent object is provided to the designer component by the design host, for example Visual Studio 2005, when raising an event caused by certain user actions on the design-time view of a control. The IControlDesignerView.ViewEvent event is handled by a ViewEventHandler delegate method, which takes a ViewEventArgs object as a parameter. The EventType property of the ViewEventArgs class is a ViewEvent object. The ViewEventHandler delegate method compares the EventType property to the static ViewEvent fields to determine which type of action raised the event. For example, an event is raised under the following circumstances:

  • You click a region on the design surface.

  • The designer draws a control on the design surface.

  • You enter or exit template editing mode for a control.

The ControlDesigner class supplies a default delegate to handle the IControlDesignerView.ViewEvent event. Custom control designers override the OnClick, OnPaint, and OnTemplateModeChanged methods to process those events for the control on the design surface.

The designer host initializes a ViewEventArgs object for the type of action on the design surface, and then passes the object to the ViewEventHandler delegate. The EventType property of the ViewEventArgs object indicates which type of action:

The EventArgs property supplies the event arguments that are specific to the type of action.


Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0