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WebControlAdapter.RenderContents Method

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

Generates the target-specific inner markup for the Web control to which the control adapter is attached.

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

protected virtual void RenderContents (
	HtmlTextWriter writer
protected void RenderContents (
	HtmlTextWriter writer
protected function RenderContents (
	writer : HtmlTextWriter



The HtmlTextWriter containing methods to render the target-specific output.

The RenderContents method generates the inner markup, between the beginning and ending tags for the control. Typically, markup is generated by Render, which calls methods in the following order:

  1. RenderBeginTag.

  2. RenderContents.

  3. RenderEndTag.

Override RenderContents to generate target-specific inner markup to send to the client browser.

The RenderContents base method calls WebControl.RenderContents. The WebControl.RenderContents base method calls Control.Render, which in turn calls Control.RenderChildren. Thus, overrides of RenderContents should call the RenderContents base method only if its processing is in addition to, rather than instead of, Control.Render.

Notes to Inheritors For a composite control, you must ensure that the child controls are rendered. If you override the RenderContents method and do not call its base method, you can cause the child controls to be rendered by calling RenderChildren which, if not overridden, calls Control.RenderChildren from the RenderContents override.

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, 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