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Control.Load Event


Occurs when the server control is loaded into the Page object.

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

public event EventHandler Load

Notifies the server control to perform any processing steps that are set to occur on each page request. You can access view state information and Web form POST data from this event. You can also access other server controls within the page's control hierarchy.


If you set a custom template in a control during the Page_Load event, the text values of child controls in the custom template will be lost. This occurs because the form values have already been loaded.

// This is the constructor for a custom Page class. 
// When this constructor is called, it associates the Control.Load event,
// which the Page class inherits from the Control class, with the Page_Load
// event handler for this version of the page.
public MyPage()
   Load += new EventHandler(Page_Load);

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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