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Posted 19 Sep 2002

ASP.NET Page Templates - Using Inheritance

, 19 Sep 2002
A tutorial showing how to create page templates that use object-oriented inheritance.
using System;

namespace PageInheritanceSample
	/// <summary>
	/// Summary description for SimplePageInheritance.
	/// </summary>
	public class SimplePageInheritanceBase : PageBase
		protected override void Render(System.Web.UI.HtmlTextWriter writer)
			// First we will build up the html document, the head section
			// and the body section.
			writer.Write( @"
						<title>" + PageTitle + @"</title>
						<table bgcolor='silver' width='100%'>
							<td colspan=2><h1>Our Page Header</h1></td>
									<li><a href='Page1.aspx'>Page 1</a></li>
									<li><a href='Page2.aspx'>Page 2</a></li>
							<td bgcolor='white'>

			// The base class will render the controls from the
			// derived .ASPX file.
			writer.Write( @"
							<td colspan=2><small>This is our footer</small></td>

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Peter Provost
Web Developer
United States United States
Peter Provost has been programming computers since he was 10 years old. Currently a C# and C++ junkie, he has been developing on the Windows platform since Windows 286.

Peter is a Software Design Engineer with Microsoft's patterns and practices team where he works on guidance for .NET developers.

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