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WebPart.AllowMinimize Property

Gets or sets a value indicating whether end users can minimize a WebPart control.

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

public virtual bool AllowMinimize { get; set; }
<asp:WebPart AllowMinimize="True|False" />

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the WebPart control can be minimized; otherwise, false. The default value is true.

The AllowMinimize property, if set to false, prevents an end user from being able to minimize the control, and the user interface (UI) for minimizing the control does not appear in the control's title bar. In Web Parts terminology, when the AllowMinimize property is set to false, the minimize verb does not appear on the control's verbs menu.

When a user minimizes a control, it reduces the control's size down to a minimal area that displays only part of the control's title bar and title.

This property cannot be set by themes or style sheet themes. For more information, see ThemeableAttribute and ASP.NET Themes and Skins Overview.

The personalization scope of this property is set to Shared and can be modified only by authorized users. For more information, see PersonalizableAttribute and Web Parts Personalization Overview.

The following code example demonstrates how to change the default setting of the AllowMinimize property for a custom Web Parts control, so that the control cannot be minimized by a user. This example assumes the use of a custom WebPart control, TextDisplayWebPart, which is found in the Example section of the WebPart class overview.

In the declarative markup for the Web page, on the <aspSample:TextDisplayWebPart> element that references the control, note the AllowMinimize="false" attribute, which hides the minimize verb in the WebPart control's verbs menu, and prevents a user from being able to minimize the control. Load the page in a browser, and click the verbs menu on the WebPart control. The minimize verb, which would normally be present on the verbs menu, is hidden because you disabled it in the declarative markup for the control.

<%@ page language="C#" %>
<%@ register tagprefix="aspSample" 

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" 
<html xmlns="" >
<head id="Head1" runat="server">
    <title>ASP.NET Example</title>
  <form id="Form1" runat="server">
    <asp:webpartmanager id="WebPartManager1" runat="server" />
      title="Zone 1"
        <parttitlestyle font-bold="true" ForeColor="#3300cc" />
          bordercolor="#81AAF2" />
            title = "Text Content WebPart" 
            AllowMinimize="false" />

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0