Content Property
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Panel.Content Property

Returns a panel containing device-specific content. A content template must be defined and chosen for the target device. This API is obsolete. For information about how to develop ASP.NET mobile applications, see the Web site.

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

public Panel Content { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Web.UI.MobileControls.Panel
The panel containing device-specific panel content.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the Content property to find a control when the page loads.


The following code sample uses the single-file code model and may not work correctly if copied directly into a code-behind file. This code sample must be copied into an empty text file that has an .aspx extension. For more information, see ASP.NET Web Page Code Model.

<%@ Page Language="C#" 
    Inherits="System.Web.UI.MobileControls.MobilePage" %>
<%@ Register TagPrefix="mobile" 
    Assembly="System.Web.Mobile" %>
<%@ Import Namespace="System.Drawing" %>

<script runat="server">
    public void Page_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e)
        // Set Panel1 properties
        Panel1.Wrapping = Wrapping.NoWrap;
        Panel1.Alignment = Alignment.Center;
        Panel1.StyleReference = "title";

        // Find Label in Panel2
        Control ctl = Panel2.Content.FindControl("lblStatusToday");
        if (ctl != null)
                = "I found this label";

    public void MakeFontRed(Object sender, EventArgs e)
        Panel1.ForeColor = Color.Red;

    public void MakeFontBlue(Object sender, EventArgs e)
        Panel1.ForeColor = Color.Blue;

<html xmlns="" >
<mobile:Form runat="server" id="Form1">
    <!-- First Panel -->
    <mobile:Panel runat="server" id="Panel1">
        <mobile:TextView runat="server" id="TextView1">
            A Panel provides a grouping mechanism<br />
            for organizing controls.
    <mobile:Command runat="server" id="Command1"  BreakAfter="false"
        Text="Make Font Red" OnClick="MakeFontRed"/>
    <mobile:Command runat="server" id="Command2" BreakAfter="true"
        Text="Make Font Blue" OnClick="MakeFontBlue"/>

    <!-- Second Panel -->
    <mobile:Panel ID="Panel2"  Runat="server">
        <mobile:DeviceSpecific id="DeviceSpecific1" runat="server">
            <!-- Filter and template for HTML32 devices -->
            <Choice Filter="isHTML32" 
                    <mobile:Label id="Label1" runat="server">
                        HTML32 Template</mobile:Label>
                    <mobile:Label ID="lblStatusToday" Runat="server"/>
            <!-- Default filter and template -->
                    <mobile:Label ID="Label1" Runat="server">
                        Default Template</mobile:Label>
                    <mobile:Label ID="lblStatusToday" Runat="server" />

You will also need to add this section to your Web.config file:

.NET Framework

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

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.

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