TemplateControl.LoadControl Method (String)
Assembly: System.Web (in system.web.dll)
The virtual path to a control file.
Return ValueReturns the specified Control.
The virtual path is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) or empty.
If the control supports caching, the object returned from the LoadControl method is not actually a Control object; rather, it is a PartialCachingControl object. If the virtualPath parameter is relative, the path of the loaded control is relative to the path of the TemplateControl.
When you load a control into a container control, the container raises all of the added control's events until it has caught up to the current event. However, the added control does not catch up with postback data processing. For an added control to participate in postback data processing, including validation, the control must be added in the Init event rather than in the Load event.
The following code example demonstrates how to use the LoadControl method to add a user control to an ASP.NET page.
In the OnInit event method, this page uses the LoadControl method to programmatically create a user control on the page. The method adds the control to the Controls property of a PlaceHolder Web server control named
For the definition of the
MyControl class that is used in this code example, see TemplateControl.