Verbs Property

WebPart.Verbs Property


Gets a collection of custom verbs associated with a WebPart control.

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

public virtual WebPartVerbCollection Verbs { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Web.UI.WebControls.WebParts.WebPartVerbCollection

A WebPartVerbCollection that contains custom WebPartVerb objects associated with a WebPart control. The default value is Empty.

Verbs derive from the WebPartVerb class, and provide user interface (UI) actions that users can perform on a WebPart control. Usually verbs are represented in the UI as buttons, links, or menu items. By default, common Web Parts verbs appear on a drop-down verbs menu in each WebPart control's title bar. There are standard verbs for opening, closing, editing, and minimizing a control, and other verbs for exporting a definition for the control or loading a Help file. These verbs are not included in the Verbs collection, because the collection contains only custom verbs that you create and return by overriding this property in a derived class.

When you create custom verbs and add them to the Verbs collection, you can then access the verbs programmatically from a WebPart control.

Notes to Inheritors:

Derived classes can override the Verbs property to allow users to add custom WebPartVerb objects to the verb collection for a WebPart control.

The following code example demonstrates how to access the Verbs property for a custom Web Parts control. This example assumes the use of a custom control, TextDisplayWebPart, created in the Example section of the WebPart class overview.

Note that for the code example to work, you must add a setting in the Web.config file to enable exporting Web Parts description files. Ensure that you have a Web.config file in the same directory as the Web page for this code example. Within the <system.web> section, make sure there is a <webParts> element with an enableExport attribute set to true, as in the following markup.

<webParts enableExport="true">



Load the Web page in a browser. When you click the Display Verb Count button, it accesses the Verbs property to get the count of custom verbs for the TextDisplayWebPart control, and displays the count in a label. Because no custom verbs have been added to the control in this case, the count is zero.

<%@ page language="C#" %>
<%@ register tagprefix="aspSample" 
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
<script runat="server">

void  button1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
  label1.Text = "Verb count = " + 
<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" />        
    <asp:Button ID="button1" Runat="server" 
      Text="Display Verb Count" 
    <asp:Label ID="label1" Runat="server" />

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