?
Solved

where to find asp.net control declaration syntax - complete reference

Posted on 2009-05-11
6
Medium Priority
?
426 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-26
I am learning ASP.NET but am getting frustrated as I can't find anywhere a complete reference on the declarative syntax for the web controls.

Say I want to declare a listbox, for example, in an *.aspx file

I type

<asp:ListBox runat="server" id="listbox1".....

but what attributes am I allowed to use next ?
how do I spell them?
what values can they take?

I know roughly what I want, but if I were using HTML thered be 1001 references on the web that gave me all the possible attributes for every tag.

If I look up ListBox in the VisualStudio documentation, II get all the members, properties, events etc. for the ListBox CLASS in a CODING LANGUAGE (like C# or VB.net).

Fine, but I want the ASP.NET DECLARATIVE syntax, the stuff that goes into the aspx file instead of (X)HTML !!

I'm sure I'm just being dulll and someone will point me the way to the obvious place. That's what i'm hoping anyhow.....
0
Comment
Question by:zorba111
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 4
6 Comments
 

Author Comment

by:zorba111
ID: 24359477
When one get angry enough, sometimes one finds a way :-)
ok, this (and its sub-sections) looks like a better attempt than what I've been finding before....

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/zfzfkea6.aspx

points awarded for any improvements
ie. better laid out, or more comprehensive version?
0
 
LVL 11

Accepted Solution

by:
Muhammad Ousama Ghazali earned 750 total points
ID: 24359634
I think you have already found the best resource available on the topic as it is from the authors/developers (Microsoft/MSDN) of the ASP.NET itself
0
 
LVL 9

Assisted Solution

by:tillgeffken
tillgeffken earned 750 total points
ID: 24359702
When using Visual Studio it should give you suggestions about the available properties and the type of value they expect (IntelliSense) as you type.

Most of the properties and events of standard ASP.Net controls are rather self-explanatory. For the ones that aren't googling them like "ASP.Net <ControlName> <PropertyName>" will most likely give you some valid results, most of the time MSDN which has good examples.

If you're learning ASP.Net you might want to consider getting a good book that walks you through with example projects.

Good Luck!
0
Understanding Linux Permissions

Linux for beginners: How to view the permissions associated with files and directories and also how you can change them.

 

Author Comment

by:zorba111
ID: 24363408
The book I'm using isn't bad: "Pro ASP.NET 3.5 in C# 2008" (third edition), though I've found a few errors in the text and sample code. But you'd expect that in 1300+ pages the author isn't going to have time to double check everything....
0
 

Author Comment

by:zorba111
ID: 24363419
any advances on the msdn pages ?
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:zorba111
ID: 31580342
free points basically! I answered the Q. myself but want to award points to say thank you for your interest
0

Featured Post

Free Backup Tool for VMware and Hyper-V

Restore full virtual machine or individual guest files from 19 common file systems directly from the backup file. Schedule VM backups with PowerShell scripts. Set desired time, lean back and let the script to notify you via email upon completion.  

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

For those of you who don't follow the news, or just happen to live under rocks, Microsoft Research released a beta SDK (http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=27876) for the Xbox 360 Kinect. If you don't know what a Kinect is (http:…
More often than not, we developers are confronted with a need: a need to make some kind of magic happen via code. Whether it is for a client, for the boss, or for our own personal projects, the need must be satisfied. Most of the time, the Framework…
NetCrunch network monitor is a highly extensive platform for network monitoring and alert generation. In this video you'll see a live demo of NetCrunch with most notable features explained in a walk-through manner. You'll also get to know the philos…
Do you want to know how to make a graph with Microsoft Access? First, create a query with the data for the chart. Then make a blank form and add a chart control. This video also shows how to change what data is displayed on the graph as well as form…
Suggested Courses

764 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question