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LoginViewDesigner.GetEmptyDesignTimeHtml Method

Gets the markup that renders a placeholder for the associated control at design time when the current template is not defined.

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

protected override string GetEmptyDesignTimeHtml()

Return Value

Type: System.String
A string containing markup text that renders to a placeholder on the design surface.

The GetEmptyDesignTimeHtml method first formats a string message that specifies the name of the current template of the associated LoginView control and also specifies that the template is empty. Then the GetEmptyDesignTimeHtml generates the markup for a placeholder containing that message.

The following code example shows how to override the GetEmptyDesignTimeHtml method in a class that is inherited from the LoginViewDesigner class to change the appearance of a control that is derived from the LoginView class at design time. The example generates the markup for a placeholder that includes the names of all the RoleGroup objects that are defined for the associated control.

// Generate the design-time markup for the control  
// when the template is empty. 
protected override string GetEmptyDesignTimeHtml()
    // Generate a design-time placeholder containing the names of all 
    // the role groups.
    MyLoginView myLoginViewCtl = (MyLoginView)ViewControl;
    RoleGroupCollection roleGroups = myLoginViewCtl.RoleGroups;
    string roleNames = null;

    // If there are any role groups, form a string of their names. 
    if (roleGroups.Count > 0)
        roleNames = "Role Groups: <br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;" + 

        for( int rgX = 1; rgX < roleGroups.Count; rgX++ )
            roleNames += 
                "<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;" + roleGroups[rgX].ToString();
    return CreatePlaceHolderDesignTimeHtml( roleNames);
} // GetEmptyDesignTimeHtml

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.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0