Output Property

HttpResponse.Output Property


Enables output of text to the outgoing HTTP response stream.

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

public TextWriter Output { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.IO.TextWriter

A TextWriter object that enables custom output to the client.

The following example is an ASP.NET page that contains a TextBox control that has its TextMode property set to MultiLine. The page's code takes the text that a user enters in the TextMode, uses the HtmlEncode method to HTML encode it, and the Output property to display the encoded string to the page.

<%@ Page Language="C#" %>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
<script runat="server">

    // When the page is posted back, the text box's 
    // Text property value is HTML encoded and sent
    // sent to the current Response.
    void btnSubmit_Click(object sender, EventArgs e) {

        if (IsPostBack)
            Server.HtmlEncode(txtSubmitString.Text, Response.Output);

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
    <title>ASP.NET Example</title>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
        <p style="font-family:Tahoma; font-size:12">
            Enter your comments here:
            <asp:TextBox id="txtSubmitString" runat="server" Width="181px" TextMode="MultiLine"></asp:TextBox>
            <asp:Button id="btnSubmit" onclick="btnSubmit_Click" runat="server" Text="Submit"></asp:Button>
            <asp:Label id="lblEncodedString" runat="server"></asp:Label>

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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