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WebPartZone.ZoneTemplate Property

Gets or sets a reference to an ITemplate instance that contains the controls declared in the markup of a Web page.

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

public virtual ITemplate ZoneTemplate { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Web.UI.ITemplate
An ITemplate that contains the WebPart controls in a zone.


Registration of the WebPart controls in the zone is already complete.

The ZoneTemplate property refers to an ITemplate instance within a WebPartZone control. The template contains static server controls that you can declare within a WebPartZone control, including WebPart controls, user controls, custom controls, and ASP.NET controls.

When you add static WebPart or other server controls to a WebPartZone in the declarative markup of a Web page, you must place the tags for the controls within a pair of <zonetemplate> tags. If you do not declare the controls within <zonetemplate> tags, an exception is thrown.

The following code example demonstrates the use of the ZoneTemplate property in the declarative markup of a Web Parts page. The full code for the example, including a custom class and an .aspx page to host the control, is found in the Example section of the WebPartZone class overview topic.

Notice that, in the markup for the WebPartZone control, there is a <zonetemplate> element that contains a reference to the Calendar control. If you wanted to add additional WebPart controls or other server controls to the zone, you could also add them within the <zonetemplate> tags.

<cc1:MyWebPartZone ID="MyWebPartZone1" runat="server">
  <VerbStyle Font-Italic="true" />
  <PartChromeStyle BackColor="lightblue" />
  <PartStyle BackColor="gray" />
  <PartTitleStyle Font-Bold="true" />
    <asp:Calendar ID="Calendar1" runat="server" 
      Title="My Calendar" />

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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