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Literal.CreateControlCollection Method

This member overrides Control.CreateControlCollection, and more complete documentation might be available in that topic.

Creates an EmptyControlCollection object for the current instance of the Literal control.

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

Protected Overrides Function CreateControlCollection As ControlCollection

Return Value

Type: System.Web.UI.ControlCollection
A ControlCollection object to contain the current server control's child server controls.

The following code example demonstrates how to override the CreateControlCollection method in a custom server control so that it always returns an instance of the EmptyControlCollection class for the Literal object.

<%@ Register TagPrefix="aspSample" Namespace="Samples.AspNet.VB.Controls" Assembly="Samples.AspNet.VB" %>
<%@ Page Language="VB" AutoEventWireup="True" %>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
<html xmlns="" >
        <title>Custom LiteralControl - CreateControlCollection - VB.Net Example</title>
       <script runat="server">
      Sub Button1_Click(sender As Object, e As EventArgs)

         Literal1.Text = "Welcome to ASP.NET!"

      End Sub

        <form id="Form1" method="post" runat="server">
            <h3>Custom LiteralControl - CreateControlCollection - VB.Net Example</h3>

            <aspSample:CustomLiteralCreateControlCollection id="Literal1" 
              runat="server" text="Literal Text" />

      <br /><br />

      <asp:Button id="Button1"

<AspNetHostingPermission(SecurityAction.Demand, Level:=AspNetHostingPermissionLevel.Minimal)> _
Public NotInheritable Class CustomLiteralCreateControlCollection
    Inherits System.Web.UI.WebControls.Literal

    Protected Overrides Function CreateControlCollection() As System.Web.UI.ControlCollection

        ' Return a new EmptyControlCollection
        Return New System.Web.UI.EmptyControlCollection(Me)
    End Function
End Class

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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.