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ControlDesigner.InvokeTransactedChange Method (IComponent, TransactedChangeCallback, Object, String)

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

Wraps a series of changes into a transaction, using the specified parameters that can be rolled back as a unit with the undo functionality of the design host.

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

public static void InvokeTransactedChange (
	IComponent component,
	TransactedChangeCallback callback,
	Object context,
	string description
)
public static void InvokeTransactedChange (
	IComponent component, 
	TransactedChangeCallback callback, 
	Object context, 
	String description
)
public static function InvokeTransactedChange (
	component : IComponent, 
	callback : TransactedChangeCallback, 
	context : Object, 
	description : String
)

Parameters

component

The control associated with the control designer.

callback

A TransactedChangeCallback representing a function to call in the control designer as part of the transaction.

context

An object that contains the argument for callback.

description

A description of the effect of allowing the transaction to complete, which is used by the design host to give the user an opportunity to cancel the transaction.

Exception typeCondition

ArgumentNullException

component is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

-or-

callback is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

The implementation of the InvokeTransactedChange method notifies the design host, which is determined by the Site property of component, that a change is occurring in the associated control and, if the change is not canceled by the design host, invokes the specified callback using the specified context, and then notifies the design host that the change has completed.

If the design host or the associated control throws a static Canceled exception field of a CheckoutException exception, the transaction is canceled without invoking callback.

The following code example demonstrates how to create a simple composite control with a Label and a TextBox control, together with properties to set the label text, and also the Text, Width, and BackColor properties of the TextBox. An associated control designer class creates three DesignerActionMethodItem commands, each of which sets two properties on the control. By using the InvokeTransactedChange method, you can use the undo functionality of the design host, such as Visual Studio 2005, to roll back each completed transaction as a unit.

using System;
using System.Web;
using System.Web.UI;
using System.Drawing;
using System.Collections;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls;
using System.Web.UI.Design;
using System.ComponentModel;
using System.ComponentModel.Design;

namespace ASPNet.Samples
{
    // Create a custom control class with a Label and TextBox
    [System.Security.Permissions.PermissionSetAttribute(
        System.Security.Permissions.SecurityAction.InheritanceDemand,
        Name = "FullTrust")]
    [System.Security.Permissions.PermissionSetAttribute(
        System.Security.Permissions.SecurityAction.Demand,
        Name = "FullTrust")]
    [DesignerAttribute(typeof(SampleControlDesigner))]
    public class SampleControl : CompositeControl
    {
        int defaultWidth = 150;

        public SampleControl()
        {
        }

        // Create a set of public properties
        [Browsable(true), Bindable(true), DefaultValue(""),
            PersistenceMode(PersistenceMode.Attribute)]
        public string LabelText
        {
            get
            {
                EnsureChildControls();
                return MyLabel.Text;
            }
            set
            {
                EnsureChildControls();
                MyLabel.Text = value;
            }
        }

        [Browsable(true), Bindable(true), DefaultValue(""),
            PersistenceMode(PersistenceMode.Attribute)]
        public string BoxText
        {
            get
            { 
                EnsureChildControls();
                return MyTextBox.Text;
            }
            set
            {
                EnsureChildControls();
                MyTextBox.Text = value;
            }
        }

        [Browsable(true), Bindable(true), Category("Appearance"),
            PersistenceMode(PersistenceMode.Attribute)]
        public Unit BoxWidth
        {
            get
            {
                EnsureChildControls();
                return MyTextBox.Width;
            }
            set
            {
                EnsureChildControls();
                MyTextBox.Width = value;
            }
        }

        [Browsable(true), Bindable(true), Category("Appearance"),
            PersistenceMode(PersistenceMode.Attribute)]
        public override Color BackColor
        {
            get
            {
                EnsureChildControls();
                return MyTextBox.BackColor;
           }
            set
            {
                EnsureChildControls();
                MyTextBox.BackColor = value;
            }
        }

        // Create private properties
        private TextBox MyTextBox
        {
            get
            {
                EnsureChildControls();
                return (TextBox)FindControl("MyTextBox");
            }
        }
        private Label MyLabel
        {
            get
            {
                EnsureChildControls();
                return (Label)FindControl("MyLabel");
            }
        }

        // Create a label and a text box.
        protected override void CreateChildControls()
        {
            // Clear the controls
            Controls.Clear();

            // Create a Label control
            Label localLabel = new Label();
            localLabel.EnableViewState = false;
            localLabel.ID = "MyLabel";
            localLabel.Text = localLabel.ID + ": ";
            Controls.Add(localLabel);

            // Create a TextBox control
            TextBox localTextBox = new TextBox();
            localTextBox.ID = "MyTextBox";
            localTextBox.Width = defaultWidth;
            Controls.Add(localTextBox);
        }
    }


    // Create a designer class for the SampleControl
    [System.Security.Permissions.SecurityPermission(
        System.Security.Permissions.SecurityAction.Demand, 
        Flags = System.Security.Permissions.SecurityPermissionFlag.UnmanagedCode)]
    public class SampleControlDesigner : ControlDesigner
    {
        // Constructor
        public SampleControlDesigner() : base()
        {
        }

        // Do not allow resizing; force use of properties to set width
        public override bool AllowResize
        {
            get { return false; }
        }

        // Create a custom ActionLists collection
        public override DesignerActionListCollection ActionLists
        {
            get
            {
                // Create the collection
                DesignerActionListCollection actionLists = new DesignerActionListCollection();

                // Get the base items, if any
                actionLists.AddRange(base.ActionLists);

                // Add a custom list of actions
                actionLists.Add(new CustomControlActionList(this));

                return actionLists;
            }
        }

        // Create an embedded DesignerActionList class
        private class CustomControlActionList : DesignerActionList
        {
            // Create private fields
            private SampleControlDesigner _parent;
            private DesignerActionItemCollection items;

            // Constructor
            public CustomControlActionList(SampleControlDesigner parent)
                : base(parent.Component)
            {
                _parent = parent;
            }

            // Create a set of transacted callback methods
            // Callback for the wide format
            public void FormatWide()
            {
                SampleControl ctrl = (SampleControl)_parent.Component;
                
                // Create the callback
                TransactedChangeCallback toCall = new TransactedChangeCallback(DoFormat);
                // Create the transacted change in the control
                ControlDesigner.InvokeTransactedChange(ctrl, toCall, "FormatWide", "Use a wide format");
            }

            // Callback for the medium format
            public void FormatMedium()
            {
                SampleControl ctrl = (SampleControl)_parent.Component;
                
                // Create the callback
                TransactedChangeCallback toCall = new TransactedChangeCallback(DoFormat);
                // Create the transacted change in the control
                ControlDesigner.InvokeTransactedChange(ctrl, toCall, "FormatMedium", "Use a medium format");
            }

            // Callback for the narrow format
            public void FormatNarrow()
            {
                SampleControl ctrl = (SampleControl)_parent.Component;
                
                // Create the callback
                TransactedChangeCallback toCall = new TransactedChangeCallback(DoFormat);
                // Create the transacted change in the control
                ControlDesigner.InvokeTransactedChange(ctrl, toCall, "FormatNarrow", "Use a narrow format");
            }

            // Get the sorted list of Action items
            public override DesignerActionItemCollection GetSortedActionItems()
            {
                if (items == null)
                {
                    // Create the collection
                    items = new DesignerActionItemCollection();

                    // Add a header to the list
                    items.Add(new DesignerActionHeaderItem("Select a Style:"));

                    // Add three commands
                    items.Add(new DesignerActionMethodItem(this, "FormatWide", "Format Wide", true));
                    items.Add(new DesignerActionMethodItem(this, "FormatMedium", "Format Medium", true));
                    items.Add(new DesignerActionMethodItem(this, "FormatNarrow", "Format Narrow", true));
                }
                return items;
            }

            // Function for the callbacks to call
            public bool DoFormat(object arg)
            {
                // Get a reference to the designer's associated component
                SampleControl ctl = (SampleControl)_parent.Component;

                // Get the format name from the arg
                string fmt = (string)arg;

                // Create property descriptors
                PropertyDescriptor widthProp = TypeDescriptor.GetProperties(ctl)["BoxWidth"];
                PropertyDescriptor backColorProp = TypeDescriptor.GetProperties(ctl)["BackColor"];

                // For the selected format, set two properties
                switch (fmt)
                {
                    case "FormatWide":
                        widthProp.SetValue(ctl, Unit.Pixel(250));
                        backColorProp.SetValue(ctl, Color.LightBlue);
                        break;
                    case "FormatNarrow":
                        widthProp.SetValue(ctl, Unit.Pixel(100));
                        backColorProp.SetValue(ctl, Color.LightCoral);
                        break;
                    case "FormatMedium":
                        widthProp.SetValue(ctl, Unit.Pixel(150));
                        backColorProp.SetValue(ctl, Color.White);
                        break;
                }
                _parent.UpdateDesignTimeHtml();

                // Return an indication of success
                return true;
            }
        }
    }
}

  • Full trust for the immediate caller. This member cannot be used by partially trusted code. For more information, see .

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
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