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Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Designer 2007 Bible by Vikram Kartik

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10.1. Using Standard Controls

The SharePoint Designer Toolbox task pane includes most of the standard ASP.NET 2.0 controls. You use the Toolbox task pane to insert controls on an ASP.NET Web page. You can either drag and drop the controls at the location of your choice on a Web page or insert the cursor at the required location on a Web page and double-click the control in the Toolbox task pane to insert it on a Web page. Figure 10.4 shows the standard controls available for use in the SharePoint Designer Toolbox task pane.

NOTE

While similar controls available in the Form Controls section of the Toolbox are HTML controls, these controls are different in that they're ASP.NET 2.0 controls.

Figure 10.4. Standard controls in the Toolbox task pane

When you insert an ASP.NET control on an ASP.NET Web page, SharePoint Designer automatically places it in an HTML form that has the runat="server" attribute set.

<form id="form1" runat="server">
   <asp:MultiView runat="server" id="MultiView1">
   </asp:MultiView>
</form>

This means that the form controls are actually executed at the Web server where the Web site containing the Web page is being hosted. ASP.NET 2.0 controls expose a number of properties that can be used declaratively to set the control behavior at runtime. SharePoint Designer exploits this ability of ASP.NET controls to provide a user interface that can be used to modify these ...

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