This documentation is archived and is not being maintained.

Page.Header Property

Gets the document header for the page if the head element is defined with a runat=server in the page declaration.

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

<BrowsableAttribute(False)> _
Public ReadOnly Property Header As HtmlHead
Dim instance As Page 
Dim value As HtmlHead 

value = instance.Header

Property Value

Type: System.Web.UI.HtmlControls.HtmlHead
An HtmlHead containing the page header.

The Header property gets a reference to an HtmlHead object that you can use to set document header information for the page. The HtmlHead allows you to add information such as style sheets, style rules, a title, and metadata to the head element.


Adding styles programmatically using the methods of the IStyleSheet interface during asynchronous postbacks is not supported. When you add AJAX capabilities to a Web page, asynchronous postbacks update regions of the page without updating the whole page. For more information, see ASP.NET AJAX Overview.

The following code example demonstrates how to access the HtmlHead control programmatically using the Header property. A title element and style element are added to the head element of the page.

<%@ Page Language="VB" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "">

<script runat="server">

    Sub Page_Load(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs)

        ' Create a Style object for the body of the page. 
        Dim bodyStyle As New Style()

        bodyStyle.ForeColor = System.Drawing.Color.Blue
        bodyStyle.BackColor = System.Drawing.Color.LightGray

        ' Add the style rule named bodyStyle to the header  
        ' of the current page. The rule is for the body HTML element.
        Page.Header.StyleSheet.CreateStyleRule(bodyStyle, Nothing, "body")

        ' Add the page title to the header element.
        Page.Header.Title = "HtmlHead Example" 

    End Sub


<html xmlns="" >

<head id="head1"
      <title>To be replaced.</title>

  <form id="Form1" runat="server">

  <h3>HtmlHead Class Example </h3>  

  <asp:label id="Label1" 
    text = "View the HTML source code of this page to see the title 
            and body style added to the header element."


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