Custom Collection Property Persistence

Discussion in 'ASP .Net Web Controls' started by swalkertdci, Aug 29, 2006.

  1. swalkertdci

    swalkertdci Guest

    I have a composite control that I am working on that has a custom collection
    property that is the type of another control. I believe I have all the
    necessary atttributes set on the class and property (peristence,
    parsechildren, etc...) but it still does not work properly. I can access the
    property in the designer just fine and add new control instances, but when I
    close the property window none of the controls I just created are persisted
    into the HTML. To recreate the problem I created a very simple server control
    that demonstrates the behavior. The code is as follows:

    Imports System.Web
    Imports System.Web.UI
    Imports System.Web.UI.WebControls
    Imports System.ComponentModel
    Imports System.ComponentModel.Design
    Imports System.Drawing

    runat=server></{0}:ServerControlTest>"), _
    ParseChildren(True)> _
    Public Class ServerControlTest
    Inherits CompositeControl

    Private moLabels As List(Of Label)

    <Browsable(True), _
    Category("Appearance"), _
    Description("The ribbon groups for this tab."), _
    PersistenceMode(PersistenceMode.InnerProperty), _

    DesignerSerializationVisibility(DesignerSerializationVisibility.Visible)> _
    Public ReadOnly Property Labels() As List(Of Label)
    Return moLabels
    End Get
    End Property

    #Region "Rendering"
    Protected Overrides Sub CreateChildControls()

    End Sub

    Protected Sub CreateControlHierarchy()
    Me.Width = Unit.Pixel(200)
    Me.Height = Unit.Pixel(200)

    ' make sure we have controls to put in the content
    If Not moLabels Is Nothing Then
    For Each rb As Label In moLabels
    End If
    End Sub

    Protected Overrides ReadOnly Property TagKey() As
    Return HtmlTextWriterTag.Div
    End Get
    End Property
    #End Region

    End Class

    If you try and use the "Labels" property in design mode you will see that
    none of the labels added are properly persisted.

    Can anyone please tell me why???
    swalkertdci, Aug 29, 2006
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