System.Web.UI (system.web.dll)class

This class is used transparently by the ASP.NET network when generating a Page object. It works with the appropriate parser object to build the relevant controls. You can derive from this class to create your custom control builders for your custom controls. Just override the appropriate methods and apply the ControlBuilderAttribute to your control class to instruct ASP.NET to use your custom ControlBuilder. For example, you could override the AllowWhitespaceLiterals( ) method to return False. This override instructs ASP.NET to refrain from creating LiteralControl objects for any whitespace it finds inside a control. Note, however, that it is easiest and most common to use the standard ControlBuilder for your custom controls.

public class ControlBuilder {
// Public Constructors
   public ControlBuilder( );
// Public Instance Properties
   public Type ControlType{get; }
   public bool HasAspCode{get; }
   public string ID{set; get; }
   public Type NamingContainerType{get; }
   public string TagName{get; }
// Protected Instance Properties
   protected bool FChildrenAsProperties{get; }
   protected bool FIsNonParserAccessor{get; }
   protected bool InDesigner{get; }
   protected TemplateParser Parser{get; }
// Public Static Methods
   public static ControlBuilder CreateBuilderFromType(TemplateParser parser, ControlBuilder parentBuilder, 
        Type type, string tagName, string id, System.Collections.IDictionary attribs, int line, 
        string sourceFileName);
// Public Instance Methods
   public virtual bool AllowWhitespaceLiterals( );
   public virtual void AppendLiteralString(string s);
   public virtual void AppendSubBuilder(ControlBuilder subBuilder);
   public virtual void CloseControl( );
   public virtual Type GetChildControlType(string tagName, System.Collections.IDictionary attribs);
   public virtual bool HasBody( );
   public virtual bool HtmlDecodeLiterals( );
   public virtual void Init(TemplateParser parser, ControlBuilder parentBuilder, Type type, string tagName, 
        string id, System.Collections.IDictionary attribs);
   public virtual bool NeedsTagInnerText( );
   public virtual void OnAppendToParentBuilder(ControlBuilder parentBuilder);
   public virtual void SetTagInnerText(string text);


Multiple types

Passed To

ObjectTagBuilder.{AppendSubBuilder( ), Init( )}

    Part I: Introduction to ASP.NET
    Part III: Namespace Reference
    Chapter 40. The System.Web.UI.MobileControls Namespace
    Chapter 42. The System.Web.UI.WebControls Namespace