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ASPxObjectContainer Class

An ASPxObjectContainer control.

Namespace: DevExpress.Web

Assembly: DevExpress.Web.v23.1.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Web


public class ASPxObjectContainer :


The ASPxObjectContainer control allows media data (flash, image, video, audio) to be present on a web page. The source of the media data is specified by the ASPxObjectContainer.ObjectUrl property. By default, the type of media data is automatically defined by the ASPxObjectContainer control. To customize the container object’s settings, use the ASPxObjectContainer.ObjectProperties property.


Create an ObjectContainer Control

Design Time

The ASPxObjectContainer control is available on the DX.23.1: Common Controls 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:ASPxObjectContainer ID="objectContainer" runat="server" ClientInstanceName="ClientObjectContainer"
    ObjectUrl="~/ObjectContainer/Files/RatingControl.mp4" ObjectType="Video">  

Run Time

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

    objectContainer.ClientInstanceName = "ClientObjectContainer";
    objectContainer.ObjectUrl = "~/ObjectContainer/Files/RatingControl.mp4";
    objectContainer.ObjectType = ObjectType.Video;


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.


Macromedia Shockwave Flash (SWF)

For more information on flash object settings, see FlashObjectProperties.


The following types of images are supported: BMP, GIF, ICO, JPEG, PNG.

For more information on image object settings, see ImageObjectProperties.


The following types of video files are supported: ASF, ASX, AVI, MP4, MPE, MPEG, MPG, WM, WMV, WMX, WVX.

For more information on video object settings, see VideoObjectProperties.


The following types of audio files are supported: AIF, AIFC, AIFF, AU, M4A, MID, MIDI, MP2, MP3, MPA, RMI, SND, WAV, WAX, WMA.

For more information on audio object settings, see AudioObjectProperties.


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

The control’s client-side API is enabled if the ASPxObjectContainer.EnableClientSideAPI property is set to true, or the ASPxObjectContainer.ClientInstanceName property is defined, or any client event is handled.

Note the ASPxClientObjectContainer object is disabled until the ASPxObjectContainer.ObjectUrl property is specified.

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