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PagesSection.UserControlBaseType Property

Gets or sets a value that specifies a code-behind class that user controls inherit by default.

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

[ConfigurationPropertyAttribute("userControlBaseType", DefaultValue = "System.Web.UI.UserControl")]
public string UserControlBaseType { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
A string that specifies a code-behind file that user controls inherit by default.

The following code example shows how to use the UserControlBaseType property.

// Get the current UserControlBaseType property value.
    "Current UserControlBaseType value: '{0}'",

// Set the UserControlBaseType property to 
// "MyNameSpace.MyCustomControlBaseType".
pagesSection.UserControlBaseType =

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0