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[How Do I:] Map an ASP.NET Server Control to the Adaptor Used to Render It

By Chris Pels|23 minutes|
In this video Chris Pels will show how to use a control adaptor to provide different renderings for an ASP.NET server control without actually changing the control itself. In this video, an ASP.NET BulletList control will be adapted to display each list item horizontally using DIV elements instead of the traditional UL elements. First, see how to create a class that inherits WebControlAdaptor and then implements the code to render the new list format. Next, learn how to map the new control adaptor to the ASP.NET server control in the .browser definition file. Then see how to use the new control adaptor on pages in a web site. Finally, learn how a control adaptor can be associated with either all browsers or specific types of browsers.

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This article was originally created on June 19, 2008

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Chris Pels

Chris Pels – Chris has been instrumental in the architecture, development, and implementation of a wide variety of business systems and databases as a technology consultant since 1986. He has extensive experience in business analysis, technical specifications, database design, several programming languages including C# and VB.NET, and statistical analysis. He holds a Ph.D. from The University of Michigan and has been a speaker at Microsoft TechEd, Microsoft DevDays, VSLive, numerous events in New England