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Chapter 3 Quick Reference


Do This

Switch between ASPX Source code mode and Designer mode

The Design and Source tabs appear near the bottom left-hand side of the editor window

Add a server-side control to a page

Show the toolbox if it's not already showing by selecting View | Toolbox from the main menu

Click on the control from the toolbar

Drag the control onto the page

Change the properties of controls on a page

Make sure the page editor is in Designer mode

Highlight the control whose property you want to change

Select the property to edit in the property window

Turn tracing on

In Source code editing mode, edit the Page directive to include the phrase trace=true


Select the Document element from the combo box near the top of Properties window

Edit the Trace property to be true

Change the size of a server-side control

Click on the control once to highlight it

Click on one of the handles appearing on the border of the control. Hold the mouse button down and drag the mouse until the control is the correct size

Add a handler for a control's default event

Double-click on the control for which you want to handle the event

Add a handler for a control event (other than the default event)

Press the events button (the lightning bolt) in the properties dialog box

Choose the event you want to add

Double-click in the right-hand pane immediately next to the property in the properties dialog to have Visual Studio invent a handler name for you


Type a name for the handler

Visual Studio will add a handler for you

Change the layout characteristics of a page

Select Layout from the main menu

Choose from Absolute, Static, Relative, or more detailed options from the Auto Position Options dialog box

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