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Control Methods

The methods of the Control class are listed here. For a complete list of Control class members, see the Control Members topic.

Public Methods

public methodDataBind Binds a data source to the invoked server control and all its child controls.
public methodDispose Enables a server control to perform final clean up before it is released from memory.
public methodEquals (inherited from Object) Overloaded. Determines whether two Object instances are equal.
public methodFindControl Overloaded. Searches the current naming container for the specified server control.
public methodGetHashCode (inherited from Object) Serves as a hash function for a particular type, suitable for use in hashing algorithms and data structures like a hash table.
public methodGetType (inherited from Object) Gets the Type of the current instance.
public methodHasControls Determines if the server control contains any child controls.
public methodRenderControl Outputs server control content to a provided HtmlTextWriter object and stores tracing information about the control if tracing is enabled.
public methodResolveUrl Converts a URL into one that is usable on the requesting client.
public methodToString (inherited from Object) Returns a String that represents the current Object.

Protected Methods

protected methodAddedControl Called after a control is added to the Controls collection of another control.
protected methodAddParsedSubObject Notifies the server control that an element, either XML or HTML, was parsed, and adds the element to the server control's ControlCollection object.
protected methodClearChildViewState Deletes the view-state information for all the server control's child controls.
protected methodCreateChildControls Notifies server controls that use composition-based implementation to create any child controls they contain in preparation for posting back or rendering.
protected methodCreateControlCollection Creates a new ControlCollection object to hold the child controls (both literal and server) of the server control.
protected methodEnsureChildControls Determines whether the server control contains child controls. If it does not, it creates child controls.
protected methodFinalize (inherited from Object) Overridden. Allows an Object to attempt to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before the Object is reclaimed by garbage collection.

In C# and C++, finalizers are expressed using destructor syntax.

protected methodIsLiteralContent Determines if the server control holds only literal content.
protected methodLoadViewState Restores view-state information from a previous page request that was saved by the SaveViewState method.
protected methodMapPathSecure Retrieves the physical path that a virtual path, either absolute or relative, maps to.
protected methodMemberwiseClone (inherited from Object) Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.
protected methodOnBubbleEvent Determines whether the event for the server control is passed up the page's UI server control hierarchy.
protected methodOnDataBinding Raises the DataBinding event.
protected methodOnInit Raises the Init event.
protected methodOnLoad Raises the Load event.
protected methodOnPreRender Raises the PreRender event.
protected methodOnUnload Raises the Unload event.
Note   Server controls should perform any final cleanup, such as closing files, closing database connections, and discarding objects, during this stage of the server control lifecycle.
protected methodRaiseBubbleEvent Assigns any sources of the event and its information to the control's parent.
protected methodRemovedControl Called after a control is removed from the Controls collection of another control.
protected methodRender Sends server control content to a provided HtmlTextWriter object, which writes the content to be rendered on the client.
protected methodRenderChildren Outputs the content of a server control's children to a provided HtmlTextWriter object, which writes the content to be rendered on the client.
protected methodSaveViewState Saves any server control view-state changes that have occurred since the time the page was posted back to the server.
protected methodTrackViewState Causes tracking of view-state changes to the server control so they can be stored in the server control's StateBag object. This object is accessible through the Control.ViewState property.

See Also

Control Class | System.Web.UI Namespace