System.Web.UI.Design.DesignerAutoFormat Class

Provides the abstract base class for creating formats that can be applied to a custom Web server control at design time.

See Also: DesignerAutoFormat Members


public abstract class DesignerAutoFormat


System.Web.UI.Design.DesignerAutoFormat provides a base class that can be inherited from and extended to display a formatted custom Web server control at design time in a visual designer tool such as vsprvslong.

A control developer provides automatic formatting in order to help developers who use the control to select a preferred display. A custom System.Web.UI.Design.DesignerAutoFormat object works with a custom control designer to provide automatic formatting at design time for a custom control. For example, the System.Web.UI.WebControls.Calendar control provides a variety of formats that can be applied by a developer at design time.

To implement automatic formatting for a custom control:

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The System.Web.UI.Design.DesignerAutoFormat class provides the following members to support automatic formatting at design time:


Namespace: System.Web.UI.Design
Assembly: System.Design (in System.Design.dll)
Assembly Versions: