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ViewStateModeByIdAttribute Class

Defines the metadata attribute that ASP.NET server controls use to specify whether they participate in loading view-state information by ID. This class cannot be inherited.

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

[AspNetHostingPermissionAttribute(SecurityAction.LinkDemand, Level = AspNetHostingPermissionLevel.Minimal)]
public sealed class ViewStateModeByIdAttribute : Attribute

The ViewStateModeByIdAttribute class is used to specify a control that requires view-state loading by ID. The default view-state loading behavior is for ASP.NET to load the view-state information for a control by its index in the control tree of the page. There is a performance cost for loading view-state information by ID because the page control tree must be searched for the control specifically before loading its view-state information.

If the ViewStateModeByIdAttribute class is used as a metadata attribute of a custom control class,

the LoadViewStateByID property of the control returns true. If the ViewStateModeByIdAttribute class is not used, the LoadViewStateByID property of the control returns its default value of false, which means that the control does not load its view-state information by ID.

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

The ViewStateModeByIdAttribute class does not apply to saving the view-state information for a control.

The ViewStateModeByIdAttribute class metadata attribute is valid only on class declarations.


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