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HtmlGenericControl Constructor

Initializes a new instance of the HtmlGenericControl class with default values.

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

public HtmlGenericControl()

Use this constructor to create and initialize a new instance of the HtmlGenericControl class using the default values. It is commonly used to dynamically create a server-side <span> element.

The following table shows initial property values for an instance of HtmlGenericControl.


Initial Value


The "span" literal string.

The following code example demonstrates how to create a new instance of the HtmlGenericControl class using the default constructor.

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

<!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)

    // Create a new HtmlGenericControl.
    HtmlGenericControl NewControl = new HtmlGenericControl();

    // Set the properties of the new HtmlGenericControl control.
    NewControl.ID = "NewControl";
    NewControl.InnerHtml = "This is a dynamically created HTML server control.";

    // Add the new HtmlGenericControl to the Controls collection of the
    // PlaceHolder control. 


<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
<head id="Head1" runat="server">
  <title>HtmlGenericControl Constructor Example</title>

   <form id="form1" runat="server">

      <h3> HtmlGenericControl Constructor Example </h3>

      <asp:PlaceHolder ID="ControlContainer"


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1
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