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TemplateControl.LoadTemplate Method

Obtains an instance of the ITemplate interface from an external file.

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

public ITemplate LoadTemplate(
	string virtualPath
)

Parameters

virtualPath
Type: System.String

The virtual path to a user control file.

Return Value

Type: System.Web.UI.ITemplate
An instance of the specified template.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the LoadTemplate method to add a user control as an alternating item to a DataList Web server control named DataList1. The user control implements the ITemplate interface and is contained in a file named Newtemplate.ascx.

void Page_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e) 
{
   if (!IsPostBack) 
   {  
      DataList1.AlternatingItemTemplate = LoadTemplate("newtemplate.ascx");
      DataList1.DataSource = CreateDataSource();
      DataList1.DataBind();
   }
}

.NET Framework

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