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ASPxNewsControl Class

Represents an ASPxNewsControl.

Namespace: DevExpress.Web

Assembly: DevExpress.Web.v24.1.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Web


public class ASPxNewsControl :


The ASPxNewsControl is designed to display news or announcements on a web page. This control is shown in the image below:


Create a News Control

Design Time

The ASPxNewsControl control is available on the DX.24.1: Data & Analytics toolbox tab in the Microsoft Visual Studio IDE.

Drag the control onto a form and customize the control’s settings, or paste the control’s markup in the page’s source code.

<dx:ASPxNewsControl ID="newsControl" runat="server" NavigateUrlFormatString="..." DataSourceID="XmlDataSource1" RowPerPage="1" EnablePagingCallbackAnimation="true">
    <ItemSettings ShowImageAsLink="True" MaxLength="100" TailText="Details" />
<asp:XmlDataSource ID="XmlDataSource1" runat="server" DataFile="~/App_Data/NewsControl/OverviewRSS.xml" TransformFile="~/App_Data/NewsControl/RSS.xslt" XPath="//item" />

Run Time

using DevExpress.Web;
protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
    ASPxNewsControl newsControl = new ASPxNewsControl();
    newsControl.ID = "newsControl";

    newsControl.DataSourceID = "XmlDataSource1";
    newsControl.RowPerPage = 1;
    newsControl.EnablePagingCallbackAnimation = true;

    newsControl.ItemSettings.ShowImageAsLink = true;
    newsControl.ItemSettings.MaxLength = 100;
    newsControl.ItemSettings.TailText = "Details";


DevExpress controls require that you register special modules, handlers, and options in the Web.config file. You can change this file or switch to the Design tab in the Microsoft Visual Studio IDE to automatically update the Web.config file. Note that this information is automatically registered if you use the DevExpress Template Gallery to create a project.

The ASPxNewsControl can function in bound and unbound modes:

To access item settings, use the ASPxNewsControl.ItemSettings property. For more information on item settings, see NewsItem.

To allow end-users to immediately navigate to the top of the current page, set the ASPxNewsControl.ShowBackToTop property to true. This shows the Back to top link within items. To specify a custom text for this link, use the ASPxNewsControl.BackToTopText property. It’s also possible to display an image before this link, by specifying the ASPxNewsControl.BackToTopImage property.


The ASPxNewsControl control provides you with a comprehensive client-side functionality implemented using JavaScript code:

The client-side API is always available for this control.


This example demonstrates how the ASPxNewsControl control can be customized to make use of the SEO-friendly paging feature.

<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="true"  CodeFile="Default.aspx.cs" 
Inherits="_Default" %>
<%@ Register Assembly="DevExpress.Web.v8.3, Version=, Culture=neutral, 
    Namespace="DevExpress.Web.ASPxNewsControl" TagPrefix="dxnc" %>  

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" 

<script runat="server">

<html xmlns="" >
 <head id="Head1" runat="server">
     <title>SEO-friendly paging in the ASPxNewsControl</title>
     <form id="form1" runat="server">

         <dxnc:ASPxNewsControl ID="ASPxNewsControl1" runat="server" 
             NavigateUrlFormatString="javascript:void('{0}');" Width="100%" >
             <PagerSettings SEOFriendly="Enabled"></PagerSettings>
             <ItemSettings ShowImageAsLink="True" MaxLength="120" TailText="Details" />

        <asp:XmlDataSource ID="dsSampleDataSource" runat="server" 
            TransformFile="~/App_Data/NewsControlRSS.xslt" XPath="//item" />     
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