Target Property
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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)

member Target : string with get, set

Property Value

Type: System.String

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. Redirecting the results of the information posted to the server is an advanced task. Using this property simply to post back is not recommended.

System_CAPS_noteNote

The Target property renders as a target attribute. The target attribute on form elements is not allowed in XHTML 1.1. Therefore, if the rendered markup must conform to XHTML standards or must conform to accessibility standards, do not set the Target property. For more information, see XHTML Standards in Visual Studio and ASP.NET and Accessibility in Visual Studio and ASP.NET.

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.

System_CAPS_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.

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.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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