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HtmlSelect.RenderAttributes Method

Renders the HtmlSelect control's attributes to the specified HtmlTextWriter object.

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

protected override void RenderAttributes(
	HtmlTextWriter writer


Type: System.Web.UI.HtmlTextWriter
The HtmlTextWriter that receives the rendered content.

The RenderAttributes method renders the name attribute of the HtmlSelect control directly to ensure that it has the same value as the Control.UniqueID property. After rendering the attribute, the RenderAttributes method calls the base class's RenderAttributes method.

The RenderAttributes method is used primarily by control developers extending the functionality of the HtmlSelect control.

The following code example demonstrates how to override the RenderAttributes method in a custom server control so that specific title text is always displayed for the HtmlSelect control.

<%@ Register TagPrefix="aspSample" Namespace="Samples.AspNet.CS.Controls" Assembly="Samples.AspNet.CS" %>
<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="True" %>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
<html xmlns="" >
        <title>Custom HtmlSelect - RenderAttributes - C# Example</title>
        <script runat="server">
      void HtmlInputButton1_ServerClick(Object sender, EventArgs e) 
        if (HtmlSelect1.SelectedIndex >= 0)
          if (HtmlSelect1.Multiple == true)
            Div1.InnerHtml = "You selected:";
            for (int i=0; i<=HtmlSelect1.Items.Count - 1; i++)
              if (HtmlSelect1.Items[i].Selected == true)
                Div1.InnerHtml += "<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; " + HtmlSelect1.Items[i].Value; 
            Div1.InnerHtml = "You selected " + HtmlSelect1.Value;
          Div1.InnerHtml = "You did not select an item.";
        <form id="Form1" method="post" runat="server">
            <h3>Custom HtmlSelect - RenderAttributes - C# Example</h3>

        <option value="Option1">Option1</option>
        <option value="Option2">Option2</option>
        <option value="Option3">Option3</option>

        name="HtmlInputButton1" />&nbsp;&nbsp;

      <br />
      <div id="Div1" runat="server" 
        style="DISPLAY: inline; WIDTH: 256px; HEIGHT: 15px" />


using System.Web;
using System.Security.Permissions;

namespace Samples.AspNet.CS.Controls
    [AspNetHostingPermission(SecurityAction.Demand, Level = AspNetHostingPermissionLevel.Minimal)]
    public sealed class CustomHtmlSelectRenderAttributes : System.Web.UI.HtmlControls.HtmlSelect
        protected override void RenderAttributes(System.Web.UI.HtmlTextWriter writer)
            // Write out Title tag
            writer.Write(" Title=\"Text from RenderAttributes.\"");

            // Call the base's RenderAttributes method.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.