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Standard Tab, Toolbox

This tab displays a list of ASP.NET server controls that you can add to ASP.NET Web pages. This tab is available in both Design view and Source view.


You can also create HTML server controls on your Web Forms pages by adding elements from the HTML tab of the Toolbox and then converting them to controls. For information on the difference between these controls, see Introduction to ASP.NET Server Controls.

To access the Standard tab in the Toolbox

  1. In Microsoft Visual Web Developer, click View, and then click Toolbox.

    Alternatively, you can press CTRL+ALT+X.

  2. In the Toolbox, click the plus sign (+) next to the Standard menu item.

    This expands the list of standard tools.

The Toolbox is displayed by default on the left side of the Visual Web Developer window, but you can move it by dragging the title bar.

To restore the Toolbox to its original location

  1. Right-click the title bar and select Dockable.

    This enables the Toolbox to become part of the Visual Web Developer design surface.

  2. Click the title bar, and begin to drag it in order to display the destination arrows.

  3. Drag the title bar so that your mouse is positioned over the destination arrow that points left, and release the mouse button.

For more information about using the server controls that are available in the Standard tab of the Toolbox, see Standard Toolbox Controls.


Displays a sequence (predefined or random) of images.


Displays a bulleted list (or similar variant) bound to a data source.


Submits the Web Forms page to the server for processing.


Displays a calendar to allow users to select a date.


Displays a single box that users can select or clear.


Creates a grouping of check boxes. The list control makes it easy to create check boxes using data binding.


Allows users to either select from a list or enter text.


Creates a control with a text box and button that can be used to specify a file from a local computer to upload to the server, and that can be programmed with server code.


Creates an HTML <input type=hidden> element that can be programmed with server code.


Creates a Web navigation link.


Displays an image.


Like a Button control, but incorporates an image instead of text.


Displays an image that exposes regions that users can click.


Displays text that users cannot directly edit.


Like a Button control, but has the appearance of a hyperlink.


Displays a list of choices. Optionally, the list can allow multiple selections.


Is rendered as literal text (with no HTML tags), providing a lightweight way to put text into the page from server code.


Contains View controls, allowing you to programmatically display different content.


Creates a borderless division on the form that serves as a container for other controls.


Provides a container to store server controls dynamically added to the Web page. It does not produce any visible output and is used only as a container for other controls on the Web page.


Displays a single button that can be selected or cleared.


Creates a grouping of radio buttons. Inside the group, only one button can be selected at a time.


Contains updateable cache content.


Creates a table as a server control. You can add rows and columns in server code.


If you want to use a table for layout, use an HTML table, not the Table server control. For details, see HTML Table Editing in Visual Web Developer.


Displays text entered at design time that can be edited by users at run time or changed programmatically.


A panel to display in a MultiView control.


Displays a multipane control that steps users through a process.


Displays information from an XML file or stream, and optionally allows you to apply XSLT transformations.

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