PartChromeType Enumeration

 
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Specifies the kind of border that surrounds a Web Parts control.

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

Public Enumeration PartChromeType

Member nameDescription
BorderOnly

A border only, without a title bar.

Default

A border setting inherited from the part control's containing zone.

None

No border and no title bar.

TitleAndBorder

A title bar and a border.

TitleOnly

A title bar only, without a border.

A part control's PartChromeType enumeration determines what kind of border surrounds a Web Parts control. Options include showing a title bar only, a border only, a title bar and border, or neither.

If the enumeration value is set to Default on the ChromeType property of a part control, the control inherits its setting from the PartChromeType property of the zone that contains the control.

The following code examples demonstrate the declarative use of the PartChromeType enumeration by using a custom WebPart control referenced in an ASP.NET Web page. For the code example to run, you must compile this source code. You can compile it explicitly and put the resulting assembly in your Web site's Bin folder or the global assembly cache. Alternatively, you can put the source code in your site's App_Code folder, where it will be dynamically compiled at run time. For a walkthrough that demonstrates both methods of compiling, see Walkthrough: Developing and Using a Custom Web Server Control.

The first part of the example contains the code for the custom control, named TextDisplayWebPart. Because the control derives from WebPart, it also inherits the common properties that the Part class provides, including the ChromeType property, which uses the PartChromeType enumeration as its return type.

Imports System
Imports System.Security.Permissions
Imports System.Web
Imports System.Web.UI
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 TextDisplayWebPart
    Inherits WebPart
    Private _contentText As String = Nothing
    Private input As TextBox
    Private DisplayContent As Label


    Public Sub New() 
      Me.AllowClose = False
    End Sub

    <Personalizable(), WebBrowsable()>  _
    Public Property ContentText() As String 
        Get
            Return _contentText
        End Get
        Set
            _contentText = value
        End Set
    End Property

    Protected Overrides Sub CreateChildControls() 
        Controls.Clear()
        DisplayContent = New Label()
        DisplayContent.Text = Me.ContentText
        DisplayContent.BackColor = _
          System.Drawing.Color.LightBlue
        Me.Controls.Add(DisplayContent)
        input = New TextBox()
        Me.Controls.Add(input)
        Dim update As New Button()
        update.Text = "Set Label Content"
        AddHandler update.Click, AddressOf Me.submit_Click
        Me.Controls.Add(update)
        ChildControlsCreated = True

    End Sub


    Private Sub submit_Click(ByVal sender As Object, _
                             ByVal e As EventArgs) 
        ' Update the label string.
        If input.Text <> String.Empty Then
            Me.ContentText = Page.Server.HtmlEncode(input.Text) + "<br />"
            ' Clear the input textbox.
            input.Text = String.Empty
            DisplayContent.Text = Me.ContentText
        End If

    End Sub

End Class

End Namespace

Note that in the declarative markup for the Web page, the second instance of the TextDisplayWebPart control sets its ChromeType property value to TitleOnly. After you load the page in a browser, the second control instance appears minimized. When you expand the second control, it has only a title bar without a border.

<%@ page language="VB" %>
<%@ register tagprefix="aspSample" 
             Namespace="Samples.AspNet.VB.Controls" 
             Assembly="TextDisplayWebPartVB" %>

<!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 id="Head1" runat="server">
    <title>ASP.NET Example</title>
</head>
<body>
  <form id="Form1" runat="server">
    <asp:webpartmanager id="WebPartManager1" runat="server" />
    <asp:webpartzone
      id="WebPartZone1"
      runat="server"
      backcolor="#99cccc">
        <parttitlestyle font-bold="true" forecolor="#ffffff" />
        <partstyle
          borderwidth="1px" 
          borderstyle="Solid" 
          bordercolor="#81AAF2" />
        <zonetemplate>
          <aspSample:TextDisplayWebPart 
            runat="server"   
            id="textwebpart" 
            title = "Text Content WebPart" 
            Description="A text content WebPart control."
            ChromeType="TitleAndBorder"
            width="350px" />
        </zonetemplate>
    </asp:webpartzone>
    <asp:webpartzone
      id="WebPartZone2"
      runat="server"
      backcolor="#99cccc">
        <parttitlestyle font-bold="true" forecolor="#ffffff" />
        <partstyle
          borderwidth="1px" 
          borderstyle="Solid" 
          bordercolor="#81AAF2" />
        <zonetemplate>
          <aspSample:TextDisplayWebPart 
            runat="server"   
            id="textwebpart2" 
            title = "Text Content WebPart 2" 
            Description="A text content WebPart control."
            ChromeType="TitleOnly"
            ChromeState="Minimized"
            width="350px" />
        </zonetemplate>
    </asp:webpartzone>
  </form>
</body>
</html>

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