Creating a Code Behind File for Default.aspx Page in SharePoint RRS feed

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  • Dear All

    I am trying to create a code behind file for my Default.aspx page in SharePoint in order to do some things on the Page_Load event. I have not found definitive instructions to help me do this. I have only been able to find instructions for creating a code behind file for a master page which is not what I am looking to do here. 

    Please does anyone have a simple set of instructions for adding a code behind file for a Default.aspx page in SharePoint? I understand I have to do this via a Feature but I can't find the steps that I need to follow. 

    Many thanks for your help


    • Edited by djs25uk Tuesday, May 3, 2016 8:28 PM
    Tuesday, May 3, 2016 8:24 PM


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  • Daniel—

    Probably you can add custom web part and use its OnLoad event.

    You can also create custom application pages, which resides with in the _layouts folder. (These pages cannot be set as site welcome page)

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    Tuesday, May 3, 2016 8:38 PM
  • Daniel,

    If you try to put some code in the sharepoints page you need to make it in javascript. The other alternative is make it in visual studio. 


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    Tuesday, May 3, 2016 9:49 PM
  • you can add a webpart to the default page

    or you can develop an application page to replace the default one.

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    Wednesday, May 4, 2016 1:49 AM
  • Many thanks for your reply.

    I should have said, we have developed many webparts but this isn't really suitable for a webpart. I want to do some things on the actual page like set a class on the body tag. 

    I don't want to use JavaScript in case it is not enabled on a client's device. 

    I want to be able to interact with the Default.aspx through a code-behind file - I'm not sure if that rules out the custom application pages.



    Wednesday, May 4, 2016 7:04 AM
  • Hi Daniel,

    To create a code behind file for SharePoint page, you need to create your own class and set it to inherit from System.Web.UI.Page.

    After that, you need to modify your page to inherit from the custom class.

    For more details, please check the links below:






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    Wednesday, May 4, 2016 7:53 AM