WebFormsReferenceManager Class
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WebFormsReferenceManager Class


Provides a base class for accessing the types, directives, and controls in the current Web project document. This class must be inherited.

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


public abstract class WebFormsReferenceManager


Initializes a new instance of the WebFormsReferenceManager class.


Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object.(Inherited from Object.)


Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection.(Inherited from Object.)


Serves as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)


Gets the register directives for the current project document.


Gets the tag prefix for the specified object type.


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

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetType(String, String)

Gets the object type with the specified tag prefix and tag name.

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetUserControlPath(String, String)

Gets the relative URL path for the user control with the specified tag prefix and tag name.


Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.(Inherited from Object.)


Adds a tag prefix for the specified type.


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

The WebFormsReferenceManager base class is implemented by designer hosts to provide access to types, directives, and user controls defined in a Web project document. A control designer class can use the WebFormsReferenceManager to access the definitions in the current document, and to add a new tag prefix to the current document.

You access the WebFormsReferenceManager services supplied by the designer host through the ReferenceManager property of a WebFormsRootDesigner implementation. The WebFormsRootDesigner implementation can be accessed in two ways:

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0

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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