HtmlForm.Target Property

Gets or sets the frame or window in which to render the results of information that is posted to the server.

Namespace: System.Web.UI.HtmlControls
Assembly: System.Web (in system.web.dll)

public string Target { get; set; }
/** @property */
public String get_Target ()

/** @property */
public void set_Target (String value)

public function get Target () : String

public function set Target (value : String)

Not applicable.

Property Value

The browser window or frame that displays the results of the information posted to the server. The default is an empty string (""), which refreshes the window or frame with focus.

Use the Target property to specify the target window or frame that displays the results of the information that is posted to the server.

NoteNote:

The Target property renders as a target attribute. The target attribute on form elements is not allowed in the XHTML 1.1 document type definition. Do not set the Target property if the rendered output for the HtmlForm control must be compliant with XHTML 1.1. For more information, see ASP.NET and XHTML Compliance.

When creating accessible Web pages, avoid using the Target property to target another window. For more information, see ASP.NET Accessibility. Redirecting the results of the information posted to the server is an advanced task. Using this property simply to post back is not recommended.

The Target value must begin with a letter in the range of A to Z (case-insensitive), except for the following special values, which begin with an underscore.

Target value

Description

_blank

Renders the content in a new window without frames.

_parent

Renders the content in the immediate frameset parent.

_search

Renders the content in the search pane.

_self

Renders the content in the frame with focus.

_top

Renders the content in the full window without frames.

NoteNote:

Check your browser documentation to determine if the _search value is supported. For example, Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 and later support the _search target value.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the Target property to specify a new, unframed window to display the results of the information posted back to the server.

<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="True" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<script runat="server">

   protected void AddButton_Click(Object sender, EventArgs e)
   {
      int Answer;

      // Calculate and display the result.
      Answer = Convert.ToInt32(Value1.Value) + Convert.ToInt32(Value2.Value);
      AnswerMessage.InnerHtml = Answer.ToString();
   }

</script>

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" > 
<head>
   <title>HtmlForm Target Property Example</title>
</head>
<body>

   <form id="form1" method="Post"
         enctype="application/x-www-form-urlencoded"
            target="_blank"
         runat="server">

      <h3> HtmlForm Target Property Example </h3>

      <table>
         <tr>
            <td colspan="5">
               Enter integer values into the text boxes. <br />
               Click the Add button to add the two values. <br />
               Click the Reset button to reset the text boxes.
            </td>
         </tr>
         <tr>
            <td colspan="5">
               &nbsp;
            </td>
         </tr>
         <tr align="center">
            <td>
               <input id="Value1"
                      type="Text"
                      size="2"
                      maxlength="3"
                      value="1"
                      runat="server"/>
            </td>
            <td>
               + 
            </td>
            <td>
               <input id="Value2"
                      type="Text"
                      size="2"
                      maxlength="3"
                      value="1"
                      runat="server"/>
            </td>
            <td>
               =
            </td>
            <td>
               <span id="AnswerMessage"
                     runat="server"/>
            </td>
         </tr>
         <tr>
            <td colspan="2">

               <asp:RequiredFieldValidator
                    ID="Value1RequiredValidator"
                    ControlToValidate="Value1"
                    ErrorMessage="Please enter a value.<br />"
                    Display="Dynamic"
                    runat="server"/>

               <asp:CompareValidator
                    ID="Value1MinCompareValidator"
                    ControlToValidate="Value1"
                    Operator="LessThan"
                    Type="Integer"
                    ValueToCompare="100"
                    ErrorMessage="Please enter an integer less than 100.<br />"
                    Display="Dynamic"
                    runat="server"/>

               <asp:CompareValidator
                    ID="Value1MaxCompareValidator"
                    ControlToValidate="Value1"
                    Operator="GreaterThan"
                    Type="Integer"
                    ValueToCompare="0"
                    ErrorMessage="Please enter an integer greater than 0.<br />"
                    Display="Dynamic"
                    runat="server"/>

            </td>
            <td colspan="2">

               <asp:RequiredFieldValidator
                    ID="Value2RequiredValidator"
                    ControlToValidate="Value2"
                    ErrorMessage="Please enter a value.<br />"
                    Display="Dynamic"
                    runat="server"/>

               <asp:CompareValidator
                    ID="Value2MinCompareValidator"
                    ControlToValidate="Value2"
                    Operator="LessThan"
                    Type="Integer"
                    ValueToCompare="100"
                    ErrorMessage="Please enter an integer less than 100.<br />"
                    Display="Dynamic"
                    runat="server"/>

               <asp:CompareValidator
                    ID="Value2MaxCompareValidator"
                    ControlToValidate="Value2"
                    Operator="GreaterThan"
                    Type="Integer"
                    ValueToCompare="0"
                    ErrorMessage="Please enter an integer greater than 0.<br />"
                    Display="Dynamic"
                    runat="server"/>

            </td>
            <td>
               &nbsp;
             </td>
         </tr>
         <tr align="center">
            <td colspan="4">
               <input type="Submit"
                      name="AddButton"
                      value="Add"
                      onserverclick="AddButton_Click"
                      runat="server"/>

               &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;

               <input type="Reset"
                      name="AddButton"
                      value="Reset"
                      runat="server"/>

            </td>
            <td>
               &nbsp;
            </td>
         </tr>
      </table>

   </form>
</body>

</html>

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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