[Mono-list] Web Forms and the @ Page directive
Thu, 15 Apr 2004 19:36:52 -0400
I'll further add that when I use only Inherits in both the Page and
Control files, only the code-behind for the control is executed...the
Page starts in again with the ignoring thing for its code-behind...
On Thu, 2004-04-15 at 19:30 -0400, Gregory Junker wrote:
> Actually, I take it back...a simple test page with code-behind only in a
> DLL and referenced only via "Inherits" works fine. It's when a
> UserControl is placed on the page that things start getting weird.
> On Thu, 2004-04-15 at 18:31 -0400, Gregory Junker wrote:
> > http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/vbcon/
> > html/vbconWebFormsCodeModel.asp
> > At that link they say:
> > "In Web Forms that use code-behind files, the @ Page directive (or @
> > Control in user control files) contains attributes that specify the
> > relationship of the .aspx file and its code-behind file. These attribute
> > are:
> > * Codebehind In Visual Studio, this attribute references the
> > name of a file that contains the class for the page. For
> > example, if you create a Web Forms page in Visual Studio called
> > WebForm1, the Codebehind attribute will point to WebForm1.aspx.
> > vb or WebForm1.aspx.cs. This attribute is used only by the
> > Visual Studio Web Forms Designer. It tells the designer where to
> > find the page class so that the designer can create an instance
> > of it for you to work with. The attribute is not used at run
> > time.
> > * Inherits Identifies the class from which the page derives. In
> > Visual Studio, this points to a class in the project assembly (.
> > dll), as shown in the diagram above.
> > The code-behind model illustrated above is the model used by Visual
> > Studio. The ASP.NET Framework supports a slightly different code-behind
> > model for Web Forms pages. In the ASP.NET code-behind model, the visual
> > elements are in an .aspx file and the code is in a separate code-only
> > file, as in Visual Studio. However, there is no project, and the code is
> > not pre-compiled. Instead, the code in the .vb or .cs file is compiled
> > at run time, when the page is first requested by a user.
> > The inheritance model works as illustrated above, with the difference
> > that the Web Forms class (WebForm1 class in the diagram) is not part of
> > a project assembly. Instead, each page is a separate assembly. There is
> > no difference in how your code runs in the two models.
> > In the ASP.NET code-behind model, there is no Codebehind page attribute,
> > since that attribute is unique to Visual Studio. To tie the .aspx file
> > to its corresponding code, the page directive contains a Src attribute,
> > which references the file containing the source code for the file."
> > =============================================================
> > Now, I have an aspx and and ascx in this thing I am developing for mono/
> > linux/mod_mono. The aspx ignores the "Inherits" attribute, which the
> > above says it should, yet if I change the class or namespace name in
> > the .cs file, compile the DLL and deploy it, I get the expected "class
> > not found" exception on page compilation...but it pretends not to notice
> > that the DLL contains the code for that class, and simply acts dumb when
> > challenged with the facts. Of course, if I use the Src attribute, voila!
> > works fine.
> > However, the UserControl uses the Inherits attribute and finds and uses
> > the referenced class in the compiled DLL.
> > Which is it, in Mono? Can I precompile DLLs and deploy them to the bin/
> > directory of the webapp (which is infinitely preferable to me), or do I
> > have to put all of my .cs files on the server as well? (which I
> > specifically do not want to do...if I have to do that I'll stick with
> > PHP).
> > Thanks
> > Greg
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