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What is a ViewState?

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Old 05-31-2009, 07:53 AM
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What is a ViewState?

* If a site happens to not maintain a ViewState, then if a user has entered some information in a large form with many input fields and the page is refreshes, then the values filled up in the form are lost.

* The same situation can also occur on submitting the form. If the validations return an error, the user has to refill the form.

* Thus, submitting a form clears up all form values as the site does not maintain any state called ViewState.

* In ASP .NET, the ViewState of a form is maintained with a built-in state management technique keeps the state of the controls during subsequent postbacks by a particular user.

* The ViewState indicates the status of the page when submitted to the server. The status is defined through a hidden field placed on each page with a

* The ViewState option can be disabled by including the directive <%@ Page EnableViewState="false"%> at the top of an .aspx page

* If a ViewState of a certain control has to be disabled, then set EnableViewState="false".
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