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IWebPart.Title Property

Gets or sets the title of a WebPart control.

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

string Title { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
A string that contains the title of the control. The default value is an empty string ("").

The visible title text in a control's title bar is set by the Title property.

If you do not supply a title for a control, the Web Parts control set automatically calculates a default string to use as a title. For more information, see DisplayTitle. Also, it is possible to provide a default subtitle that is appended to the title string. For details, see Subtitle.

The following code example demonstrates declarative and programmatic use of the Title property. The complete source code for the example is found in the Example section of the IWebPart class overview.

The first part of the code example shows how the user control implements the Title property.


public string Title
{
  get
  {
    object objTitle = ViewState["Title"];
    if (objTitle == null)
      return String.Empty;

    return (string)objTitle;
  }
  set
  {
    ViewState["Title"] = value;
  }
}


The second part of the code example demonstrates the method in the user control that programmatically sets the value of the Title property when a user selects the appropriate property name from the radio buttons on the page, sets a new value in the text box, and then clicks the Update button.

Security noteSecurity Note

This example has a text box that accepts user input, which is a potential security threat. By default, ASP.NET Web pages validate that user input does not include script or HTML elements. For more information, see Script Exploits Overview.


// Update the selected IWebPart property value.
void Button1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
{
  String propertyValue = Server.HtmlEncode(TextBox3.Text);
  TextBox3.Text = String.Empty;

  switch (RadioButtonList1.SelectedValue)
  {
    case "title":
      this.Title = propertyValue;
      break;
    case "description":
      this.Description = propertyValue;
      break;
    case "catalogiconimageurl":
      this.CatalogIconImageUrl = propertyValue;
      break;
    case "titleiconimageurl":
      this.TitleIconImageUrl = propertyValue;
      break;
    case "titleurl":
      this.TitleUrl = propertyValue;
      break;
    default:
      break;
  }
}


The third part of the code example shows how the user control that implements the IWebPart interface is referenced in a WebPartZone control, and how the Title property is set declaratively on the control.


<%@ page language="c#" %>
<%@ register tagprefix="uc1" 
    tagname="AccountUserControlCS" 
    src="AccountUserControlcs.ascx"%>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
  <head runat="server">
    <title>
      Personalizable User Control with IWebPart Properties
    </title>
  </head>
  <body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
      <asp:webpartmanager id="WebPartManager1" runat="server" />
      <asp:webpartzone 
        id="zone1" 
        runat="server" 
        headertext="Main" 
        CloseVerb-Enabled="false">
        <zonetemplate>
          <uc1:AccountUserControlCS 
            runat="server" 
            id="accountwebpart" 
            title="Account Form"
            Description="Account Form with default values."
            CatalogIconImageUrl="MyCatalogIcon.gif"
            TitleIconImageUrl="MyTitleIcon.gif"
            TitleUrl="MyUrl.html"/>
        </zonetemplate>
      </asp:webpartzone>    
    </form>
  </body>
</html>


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

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.
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