IPersonalizable.Load Method (PersonalizationDictionary)

 

Loads custom data into a control.

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

Sub Load (
	state As PersonalizationDictionary
)

Parameters

state
Type: System.Web.UI.WebControls.WebParts.PersonalizationDictionary

A PersonalizationDictionary that contains custom scoped data that was loaded from the underlying data store.

This method is called on a control to allow it to load custom data into itself. It can also return a value that indicates whether a control's custom state must be written back to the underlying data store, regardless of whether any other personalization data on the page has changed. A control can set its own custom properties and carry out additional internal logic based on the values contained in the personalization dictionary. This method is called by the Web Parts control set while applying personalization data to a control.

You should also be aware of the merge behavior of User-scoped versus Shared-scoped properties contained in the PersonalizationDictionary object. The state parameter contains a merged representation of custom data that was loaded from the underlying data store. In Shared scope, all the values that were previously added when the page itself was in Shared scope would be available. In User scope, if a value associated with User personalization scope had one value added when the page was in Shared scope, and a different value when the page was in User scope, then the personalization infrastructure would only include the User-scoped value (as opposed to the Shared scope value) within the state parameter.

The following code example demonstrates an implementation of the Load method in a custom WebPart control. For the full code required to run this example, see the Example section in the IPersonalizable class overview.


Imports System
Imports System.Collections
Imports System.ComponentModel
Imports System.Diagnostics
Imports System.Drawing
Imports System.Web
Imports System.Web.UI
Imports System.Security.Permissions
Imports System.Web.UI.WebControls
Imports System.Web.UI.WebControls.WebParts

Namespace Samples.AspNet.VB.Controls

  <AspNetHostingPermission(SecurityAction.Demand, _
    Level:=AspNetHostingPermissionLevel.Minimal)> _
  <AspNetHostingPermission(SecurityAction.InheritanceDemand, _
    Level:=AspNetHostingPermissionLevel.Minimal)> _
  Public Class UrlListWebPart
      Inherits WebPart
      Implements IPersonalizable
      Private _sharedUrls As ArrayList
      Private _userUrls As ArrayList
      Private _listDirty As Boolean

      Private _nameTextBox As TextBox
      Private _urlTextBox As TextBox
      Private _addButton As Button
      Private _list As BulletedList


      Protected Overrides Sub CreateChildControls()
          Dim nameLabel As New Label()
          Dim urlLabel As New Label()
          Dim breakLiteral1 As New LiteralControl("<br />")
          Dim breakLiteral2 As New LiteralControl("<br />")
          Dim breakLiteral3 As New LiteralControl("<br />")

          _nameTextBox = New TextBox()
          _urlTextBox = New TextBox()
          _addButton = New Button()
          _list = New BulletedList()

          nameLabel.Text = "Name: "
          urlLabel.Text = "URL: "
          _nameTextBox.ID = "nameTextBox"
          _urlTextBox.ID = "urlTextBox"
          _addButton.Text = "Add"
          _addButton.ID = "addButton"
          AddHandler _addButton.Click, AddressOf Me.OnClickAddButton
          _list.DisplayMode = BulletedListDisplayMode.HyperLink
          _list.ID = "list"

          Controls.Add(nameLabel)
          Controls.Add(_nameTextBox)
          Controls.Add(breakLiteral1)

          Controls.Add(urlLabel)
          Controls.Add(_urlTextBox)
          Controls.Add(breakLiteral2)

          Controls.Add(_addButton)
          Controls.Add(breakLiteral3)

          Controls.Add(_list)

      End Sub 'CreateChildControls


      Private Sub OnClickAddButton(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs)
          Dim name As String = _nameTextBox.Text.Trim()
          Dim url As String = _urlTextBox.Text.Trim()

          Dim p As New Pair(name, url)
          If WebPartManager.Personalization.Scope = PersonalizationScope.Shared Then
              If _sharedUrls Is Nothing Then
                  _sharedUrls = New ArrayList()
              End If
              _sharedUrls.Add(p)
          Else
              If _userUrls Is Nothing Then
                  _userUrls = New ArrayList()
              End If
              _userUrls.Add(p)
          End If

          OnUrlAdded()

      End Sub 'OnClickAddButton


      Protected Overridable Sub OnUrlAdded()
          _listDirty = True
          ChildControlsCreated = False

      End Sub 'OnUrlAdded


      Protected Overrides Sub RenderContents(ByVal writer As HtmlTextWriter)
          If Not (_sharedUrls Is Nothing) Then
              Dim p As Pair
              For Each p In _sharedUrls
                  _list.Items.Add(New ListItem(CStr(p.First), CStr(p.Second)))
              Next p
          End If
          If Not (_userUrls Is Nothing) Then
              Dim p As Pair
              For Each p In _userUrls
                  _list.Items.Add(New ListItem(CStr(p.First), CStr(p.Second)))
              Next p
          End If

          MyBase.RenderContents(writer)

      End Sub 'RenderContents


      Public Overridable ReadOnly Property IsDirty() As Boolean _
        Implements IPersonalizable.IsDirty
          Get
              Return _listDirty
          End Get
      End Property

      Public Overridable Shadows Sub Load(ByVal state As PersonalizationDictionary) _
        Implements IPersonalizable.Load
          If Not (state Is Nothing) Then
              Dim sharedUrlsEntry As PersonalizationEntry = state("sharedUrls")
              If Not (sharedUrlsEntry Is Nothing) Then
                  _sharedUrls = CType(sharedUrlsEntry.Value, ArrayList)
              End If

              Dim userUrlsEntry As PersonalizationEntry = state("userUrls")
              If Not (userUrlsEntry Is Nothing) Then
                  _userUrls = CType(userUrlsEntry.Value, ArrayList)
              End If
          End If

      End Sub 'Load

      Public Overridable Sub Save(ByVal state As PersonalizationDictionary) _
        Implements IPersonalizable.Save
          If Not (_sharedUrls Is Nothing) AndAlso _sharedUrls.Count <> 0 Then
              state("sharedUrls") = New PersonalizationEntry(_sharedUrls, PersonalizationScope.Shared)
          End If
          If Not (_userUrls Is Nothing) AndAlso _userUrls.Count <> 0 Then
              state("userUrls") = New PersonalizationEntry(_userUrls, PersonalizationScope.User)
          End If

      End Sub
  End Class


End Namespace

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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