HtmlSelect.RenderChildren Method (HtmlTextWriter)

 

Renders the HtmlSelect control's child controls to the specified HtmlTextWriter object.

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

protected internal override void RenderChildren(
	HtmlTextWriter writer
)

Parameters

writer
Type: System.Web.UI.HtmlTextWriter

The HtmlTextWriter that receives the rendered content.

Exception Condition
HttpException

Multiple items were selected but the Multiple property is set to false.

The RenderChildren method overrides the base class's RenderChildren method without calling the base method. Each of the <option> elements between the opening and closing <select> tags is rendered with a value attribute, a selected attribute if the item is selected, and its associated text.

If multiple items were selected but the Multiple property is set to false, then an HttpException exception is thrown.

The following code example demonstrates how to override the RenderChildren method so that it always displays default option text in a custom HtmlSelect server 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"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
    <head>
        <title>Custom HtmlSelect - RenderChildren - 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; 
              }     
            }
          }
          else
          {
            Div1.InnerHtml = "You selected " + HtmlSelect1.Value;
          }
        }
        else
        {
          Div1.InnerHtml = "You did not select an item.";
        }
      }
        </script>
    </head>
    <body>
        <form id="Form1" method="post" runat="server">
            <h3>Custom HtmlSelect - RenderChildren - C# Example</h3>

            <p>
      <aspSample:CustomHtmlSelectRenderChildren 
        id="HtmlSelect1"  multiple
        name="HtmlSelect1"
        runat="server">
        <option value="Option1">Option1</option>
        <option value="Option2">Option2</option>
        <option value="Option3">Option3</option>
      </aspSample:CustomHtmlSelectRenderChildren>
      </p>

      <p>
      <input 
        id="HtmlInputButton1" 
        runat="server" 
        type="button" 
        onserverclick="HtmlInputButton1_ServerClick"
        value="Select" 
        name="HtmlInputButton1" />&nbsp;&nbsp;
      </p>

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

        </form>
    </body>
</html>
using System.Web;
using System.Security.Permissions;

namespace Samples.AspNet.CS.Controls
{
    [AspNetHostingPermission(SecurityAction.Demand, Level = AspNetHostingPermissionLevel.Minimal)]
    public sealed class CustomHtmlSelectRenderChildren : System.Web.UI.HtmlControls.HtmlSelect
    {
        protected override void RenderChildren(System.Web.UI.HtmlTextWriter writer)
        {
            // Create a default OPTION.
            System.Web.UI.WebControls.ListItem listItem = new System.Web.UI.WebControls.ListItem("<Select an option> ","");
            this.Items.Insert(0, listItem);

            // Call base's RenderChildren method.
            base.RenderChildren(writer);
        }
    }
}

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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