How to include ascx into dll or reference multiple user controls in web.config?

Posted on 2008-10-22
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Last Modified: 2010-08-05
Hello Expert!

Here is my point. I've a Projet Class Library who have 21 user controls with code behind file
ex: usercontrol1.ascx, usercontrol1.cs....

How can i include the ascx content into the dll file?

What i need is a easy way to use my usercontrol in different pages without register in the page.

When I try to add "controls" into the "<pages><controls>" in the web.config i got a error. I guest it's because i can't specify the "src" wheres the ascx are located.

I know i can manually add controls 1 by 1 on the page controls element in web.config.

But is there any way to add a "Global Reference"?

Projet namespace and assambly: mynamespace.customctrl
<%@ Control Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="true" Inherits="mynamespace.customctrl.ctrlone,mynamespace.customctrl " %>
<asp:Button ID="Button1" runat="server" Text="Button" />
namespace mynamespace.customctrl
    public class ctrlone : System.Web.UI.UserControl
        protected Button Button1;
        protected override void OnLoad(EventArgs e)
            Button1.Text = "Custom text";            
<customctrl:ctrlone ID="ctrl1" runat="server" />
     <add tagPrefix="customctrl" namespace="mynamespace.customctrl" assembly="mynamespace.customctrl"/>

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Question by:jabcoco
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Expert Comment

ID: 22785842
You have to regesiter the user controls in the page that's it's being used in that is the way the asp.net framework works. Sorry
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Author Comment

ID: 22787735
OK, or maybe registring all controls individualy in pages/controls using this patern in web.config
<add tagPrefix="customctrl" tagName="ctrlone" src="~/MyUserControls/usercontrol.ascx" />


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WanaBRich earned 2000 total points
ID: 22790702
Yes that should work. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms164640.aspx might be of some help

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Thanks :)

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