AttributeCollection Class
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AttributeCollection Class


Provides object-model access to all attributes declared in the opening tag of an ASP.NET server control element. This class cannot be inherited.

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


public sealed class AttributeCollection


Initializes a new instance of the AttributeCollection class.


Gets the number of attributes in the AttributeCollection object.


Gets a collection of styles for the ASP.NET server control to which the current AttributeCollection object belongs.


Gets or sets a specified attribute value for a server control.


Gets a collection of keys to all attributes in the server control's AttributeCollection object.

System_CAPS_pubmethodAdd(String, String)

Adds an attribute to a server control's AttributeCollection object.


Adds attributes from the AttributeCollection class to the HtmlTextWriter object that is responsible for rendering the attributes as markup.


Removes all attributes from a server control's AttributeCollection object.


Determines whether the current instance of the AttributeCollection object is equal to the specified object.(Overrides Object.Equals(Object).)


Returns the hash code for this instance.(Overrides Object.GetHashCode().)


Gets the Type of the current instance.(Inherited from Object.)


Removes an attribute from a server control's AttributeCollection object.


Writes the collection of attributes to the specified HtmlTextWriter output stream for the control to which the collection belongs.


Returns a string that represents the current object.(Inherited from Object.)

Individual items in the collection return a String object as their value. If there are no attribute items in the collection, the collection returns null.

Attributes on an HTML server control are programmatically available through the Attributes property, which is inherited by all HTML server controls. ASP.NET exposes attributes of HTML server controls as properties of those controls.

You can add attributes to a Web server control through the Attributes property, which is inherited by all Web server controls. The attributes in the attributes collection for a Web server control do not necessarily correspond to the control's strongly typed properties for that control.

The following example creates a new AttributeCollection object that is named myAttributeCollection, and then checks whether the page has been posted back. If it has not, the code adds two attributes to the collection. It then gets the number of attributes in the collection and iterates through the collection, writing the key to each attribute to the page. If the page is a postback, the code gets the new number of attributes and iterates through the collection, writing the key and value of each attribute to the page.

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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