WebControlToolboxItem.GetToolHTML returns empty string RRS feed

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  • User-1790770463 posted

    Hello all,

    I am just beginning to tinker with server controls to learn as much as I can as I prep to develop my own. To start, I have a simple webcontrol which inherits from

    System.Web.UI.WebControls.Label. The whole class so far looks like this...

    Imports System.Web.UI.WebControls

    Public Class Label
         Inherits System.Web.UI.WebControls.Label
    End Class

    In a custom toolbox, I create a WebControlToolboxItem as follows:

         Dim new_webcontroltoolboxitem As New WebControlToolboxItem(myToolsAssembly.GetType("Label"))

    After this, I also set the following properties with values:  


    As a test at this point, I call GetToolHtml to get the html of the webcontrol but it returns ""  ie, an empty string.

         Dim html As String = new_webcontroltoolboxitem.GetToolHtml(host)

    Again, as a test I also call GetToolType

         Dim controltype As Type = new_webcontroltoolboxitem.GetToolType(host)

    and it brings back the correct type. What am I missing? Does anyone have any perspective on what I'm doing wrong? Thanks.

    - Randolph



    Tuesday, June 14, 2011 2:39 PM

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  • User3866881 posted


    Would you mind offering us your whole codes of your defination of the web control?


    Wednesday, June 15, 2011 9:18 PM