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TagPrefixAttribute Class
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TagPrefixAttribute Class

Defines the tag prefix used in a Web page to identify custom controls. This class cannot be inherited.

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

[AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Assembly, AllowMultiple = true)]
[AspNetHostingPermissionAttribute(SecurityAction.LinkDemand, Level = AspNetHostingPermissionLevel.Minimal)]
public sealed class TagPrefixAttribute : Attribute

The TagPrefixAttribute class defines an assembly-level attribute needed to specify tag prefix aliases for custom controls. This attribute is used by tools such as Microsoft Visual Studio to automatically generate a Register directive in the ASP.NET page where the custom controls are used.

This directive registers the tag prefix with a namespace. Moreover, it specifies the assembly where the custom control code implementation resides. With this directive in place, you can use custom controls in a Web page declaratively.

For more information about using attributes, see Extending Metadata Using Attributes.

using System;
using System.Web;
using System.Web.UI;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls;

[assembly:TagPrefix("CustomControls", "custom")]


namespace CustomControls
{

	// Simple custom control 
	public class MyCS_Control : Control
      {
            private String message = "Hello";

            public virtual String Message
            {
                  get
                  {
                        return message;
                  }
                  set
                  {
                        message = value;
                  }
            }

            [System.Security.Permissions.PermissionSet(System.Security.Permissions.SecurityAction.Demand, Name="FullTrust")] 
            protected override void Render( HtmlTextWriter writer)
            {
            writer.Write("<span style='background-color:aqua; font:8pt tahoma, verdana;'> "
                        + this.Message + "<br>" + "C# version. The time on the server is " + System.DateTime.Now.ToLongTimeString()
                        + "</span>");

            }

      }

}

System.Object
  System.Attribute
    System.Web.UI.TagPrefixAttribute

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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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