InstantiateIn Method
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ITemplate.InstantiateIn Method

When implemented by a class, defines the Control object that child controls and templates belong to. These child controls are in turn defined within an inline template.

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

void InstantiateIn(
	Control container


Type: System.Web.UI.Control

The Control object to contain the instances of controls from the inline template.

When developing templated server controls, you do not need to implement this method; the .NET Framework provides the implementation for you.

// Override the ITemplate.InstantiateIn method to ensure  
// that the templates are created in a Literal control and 
// that the Literal object's DataBinding event is associated 
// with the BindData method. 
public void InstantiateIn(Control container)
    Literal l = new Literal();
    l.DataBinding += new EventHandler(this.BindData);
// Create a public method that will handle the 
// DataBinding event called in the InstantiateIn method. 
public void BindData(object sender, EventArgs e)
    Literal l = (Literal) sender;
    DataGridItem container = (DataGridItem) l.NamingContainer;
    l.Text = ((DataRowView) container.DataItem)[column].ToString();


Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

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

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