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DataControlField.SaveViewState Method

Saves the changes made to the DataControlField view state since the time the page was posted back to the server.

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

protected virtual Object SaveViewState()

Return Value

Type: System.Object
The object that contains the changes to the DataControlField view state. If there is no view state associated with the object, this method returns null.

This method is used primarily by control developers.

View state is the accumulation of the values of a server control's properties. These values are automatically placed in the server control's ViewState property, which is an instance of the StateBag class. This property's value is then persisted to a string object after the save state stage of the server control life cycle.

When view state is saved, a string is returned to the client as a variable that is stored in an HTML hidden element. When you author custom server controls, you can improve efficiency by overriding this method and modifying your server control's ViewState property. For more information, see ASP.NET View State Overview.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0
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