HtmlGenericControl Class

Defines the methods, properties, and events for all HTML server control elements not represented by a specific .NET Framework class.

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

public class HtmlGenericControl : HtmlContainerControl
public class HtmlGenericControl extends HtmlContainerControl
public class HtmlGenericControl extends HtmlContainerControl
Not applicable.

Use this class to represent an HTML server control element not directly represented by a .NET Framework class, such as <span>, <div>, <body>, or <font>.

For a list of initial property values for an instance of HtmlGenericControl, see the HtmlGenericControl constructor.

Caution noteCaution:

This control can be used to display user input, which might include malicious client script. Check any information that is sent from a client for executable script, SQL statements, or other code before displaying it in your application. ASP.NET provides an input request validation feature to block script and HTML in user input. Validation server controls are also provided to assess user input. For more information, see Validation Server Controls and Introduction to Validating User Input in ASP.NET Web Pages.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the HtmlGenericControl class to represent the <body> element.

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

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "">
<script runat="server">

  protected void SubmitBtn_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
    Body.Attributes["bgcolor"] = ColorSelect.Value;

<html xmlns="" >
<head runat="server">
  <title>HtmlGenericControl Example</title> 
<body id="Body" 
     <h3>HtmlGenericControl Example</h3>
     <form id="form1" runat="server">
       <br />
       Select a background color for the page: <br />
       <select id="ColorSelect" 
       <input type="submit" 
              onserverclick="SubmitBtn_Click" id="Submit1" />

  • AspNetHostingPermission  for operating in a hosted environment. Demand value: LinkDemand; Permission value: Minimal.
  • AspNetHostingPermission  for operating in a hosted environment. Demand value: InheritanceDemand; Permission value: Minimal.

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 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, 1.1, 1.0

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