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ASPxPopupControl Class

A popup control.

Namespace: DevExpress.Web

Assembly: DevExpress.Web.v22.1.dll

Declaration

public class ASPxPopupControl :
    ASPxPopupControlBase,
    IControlDesigner

Remarks

The ASPxPopupControl allows you to create popup windows in your web application. Popup windows appear separately from an application’s main window and disappear after the specified user action.

PopupControl Control

Create a Popup Control

Design Time

The ASPxPopupControl control is available on the DX.22.1: Navigation & Layout toolbox tab in the Microsoft Visual Studio IDE.

PopupControl in Toolbox

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

<dx:ASPxPopupControl ID="ASPxPopupControl1" runat="server" HeaderText="Header" PopupElementID="ASPxButton1">
    <ContentCollection>
        <dx:PopupControlContentControl runat="server">
            <dx:ASPxTextBox ID="ASPxTextBox1" runat="server" Text="Text box" Width="170px">
            </dx:ASPxTextBox>
        </dx:PopupControlContentControl>
    </ContentCollection>
</dx:ASPxPopupControl> 

<dx:ASPxButton ID="ASPxButton1" runat="server" Text="Show Popup"></dx:ASPxButton>

Run Time

using DevExpress.Web;
...
protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
{
    Button btn = new Button();
    btn.ID = "ASPxButton1";
    btn.Text = "Show Popup";
    Page.Form.Controls.Add(btn);

    ASPxPopupControl pc = new ASPxPopupControl();
    pc.ID = "ASPxPopupControl1";
    Page.Form.Controls.Add(pc);
    pc.PopupElementID = "btn1";
    pc.HeaderText = "Header";
    pc.Controls.Add(CreateControl());
}
Control CreateControl()
{
    TextBox txt = new TextBox();
    txt.ID = "ASPxTextBox1";
    txt.Width = 200;
    txt.Text = "Text box";
    return txt;
}

Note

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.

Client-Side API

The ASPxPopupControl‘s client-side API is implemented with JavaScript language and exposed by the ASPxClientPopupControl object.

Availability

Available by default.

Client object type

ASPxClientPopupControl

Access name

ASPxPopupControl.ClientInstanceName

Events

ASPxPopupControl.ClientSideEvents

See demo

Windows Collection

The popup control stores its popup windows in the ASPxPopupControl.Windows collection. If this collection is empty, the control displays a single default popup window. In this case, you can define the default window’s appearance and behavior at the popup control level. If the ASPxPopupControl.Windows collection is not empty, use settings at an individual window level to customize each window.

In markup:

<dx:ASPxPopupControl runat="server" ID="Popup">
    <Windows>
        <dx:PopupWindow Name="AndrewFuller" ...></dx:PopupWindow>
        <dx:PopupWindow Name="JanetLeverling" ...></dx:PopupWindow>
        ...
    </Windows>
</dx:ASPxPopupControl>

In code:

protected void Popup_Init(object sender, EventArgs e) {
    List<PopupWindow> windowList = new List<PopupWindow>();
    foreach (Customer customer in CustomersList)
        windowList.Add(new PopupWindow() {
            HeaderText = customer.Name,
            FooterText = customer.Country,
            Text = customer.Details
        });
    Popup.Windows.Add(windowList[0]);
    Popup.Windows.Add(windowList[0], windowList[1]);
    Popup.Windows.AddRange(windowList);
}

Learn more

Data Binding

The popup control allows you to populate window content from a data source (ASPxPopupControl.DataSource and ASPxDataWebControl.DataSourceID).

<dx:ASPxPopupControl ID="ASPxPopupControl1" runat="server" DataSourceID="XmlDataSource1" >
    ...
</dx:ASPxPopupControl>

<asp:XmlDataSource ID="XmlDataSource1" runat="server" DataFile="~/App_Data/Charts.xml"
    XPath="//Chart" />

Learn more | See demo

Load Content

You can use the PopupControlContentControl object or the Controls property to specify a popup control’s content.

Note

  • A popup element cannot contain another popup element inside.

  • Specify the ASPxPopupControl height and width (accessible by the ASPxWebControl.Height and ASPxWebControl.Width properties) cannot be set as a percentage. Set the dimensions in pixels to correctly display the control in all browsers.

<dx:ASPxPopupControl ID="ASPxPopupControl1" runat="server" HeaderText="Header" PopupElementID="ASPxButton1">
    <ContentCollection>
        <dx:PopupControlContentControl runat="server">
            <dx:ASPxTextBox ID="ASPxTextBox1" runat="server" Text="Text box" Width="170px" />
        </dx:PopupControlContentControl>
    </ContentCollection>
</dx:ASPxPopupControl>

See demo

Use the ContentUrl property to load the specified web page content into the popup control.

<dx:ASPxPopupControl ID="ASPxPopupControl1" runat="server" 
ContentUrl="~/PopupControl/ContentUrlFeedForm.aspx" >
    ...
</dx:ASPxPopupControl>

See demo

The popup control supports callbacks technology that allows you to load the control’s content on demand (LoadContentViaCallback).

<dx:ASPxPopupControl ID="PopupControl" runat="server" LoadContentViaCallback="OnFirstShow" >
    ...
</dx:ASPxPopupControl>

See demo

You can assign the popup window to an HTML element(s) on a web page :

<dx:ASPxPopupControl ID="ASPxPopupControl1" runat="server" HeaderText="Header" PopupElementID="ASPxButton1">
    ...
</dx:ASPxPopupControl> 

<dx:ASPxButton ID="ASPxButton1" runat="server" Text="Show Popup"></dx:ASPxButton>

If you do not specify a target element for a popup window, you can use the ASPxPopupControlBase.ShowOnPageLoad property to display a popup window on the page load. The ASPxPopupControlBase.Left and ASPxPopupControlBase.Top properties specify the popup window position.

Use the following APIs to define the popup control’s position relatively to the target element:

<dx:ASPxPopupControl ID="ASPxPopupControl1" runat="server" PopupHorizontalAlign ="Center"  
PopupVerticalAlign="Middle" PopupHorizontalOffset="5" PopupVerticalOffset="5" >
    ...
</dx:ASPxPopupControl>

See demo

Use the PopupAction and CloseAction properties to specify a user action that shows/closes a popup window.

<dx:ASPxPopupControl ID="ASPxPopupControl1" runat="server" PopupAction="MouseOver" CloseAction="CloseButton" >
    ...
</dx:ASPxPopupControl>

The CloseOnEscape and CloseOnEscape properties specify whether a popup control/window is closed when a user presses the ESC key.

See demo

Time Delay

Use the AppearAfter and DisappearAfter properties to specify the control’s display/hide delay (in milliseconds).

<dx:ASPxPopupControl ID="ASPxPopupControl1" runat="server" 
AppearAfter="4000" DisappearAfter="4000" >
  ...
</dx:ASPxPopupControl>

See demo

The popup control supports modal mode (Modal). In this mode, a modal popup window takes and holds input focus until a user closes the window.

<dx:ASPxPopupControl ID="window1" runat="server" Modal="true" ...>
    ...
</dx:ASPxPopupControl>

See demo

Templates

You can provide custom content for the popup control’s elements. The following templates are available:

<dx:ASPxPopupControl ID="ASPxPopupControl1" runat="server" >
    <HeaderTemplate>
        <table style="width: 100%;">
            <tr>
                <td>
                    <img src="Images/Buttons/pcHelp.gif" .../>
                </td>
                ...
            </tr>
        </table>
    </HeaderTemplate>
    ...
</dx:ASPxPopupControl>

See demo

Background Transparency

The popup control allows you to make its background transparent to create custom-shaped popup windows. For this purpose, set the ASPxPopupControl.BackColor property to ‘Transparent’ and provide the appropriate background image.

See demo

You can apply the animation effect to the popup window (ASPxPopupControlBase.EnableAnimation). Use the ASPxPopupControlBase.PopupAnimationType and the ASPxPopupControlBase.PopupAnimationType property to specify the animation type.

<dx:ASPxPopupControl ID="ASPxPopupControl1" runat="server" PopupAnimationType="Slide" CloseAnimationType="Fade" >
    ...
</dx:ASPxPopupControl>

See demo

Drag and Drop Support

Use the ASPxPopupControlBase.DragElement property to specify which element an end user should use to drag the popup window (the ASPxPopupControlBase.AllowDragging property is set to true).

<dx:ASPxPopupControl ID="ASPxPopupControl1" runat="server" AllowDragging="true" DragElement="Header" >
    ...
</dx:ASPxPopupControl>

See demo

Resize Windows

The popup control allows you to resize windows (ASPxPopupControlBase.AllowResize).

<dx:ASPxPopupControl ID="ASPxPopupControl1" runat="server" AllowResize="true" >
    ...
</dx:ASPxPopupControl>

See demo

Scrolling

Use the ScrollBars property to specify whether the popup provides scrollbars.

<dx:ASPxPopupControl ID="ASPxPopupControl1" runat="server" Scrollbars="Both" >
    ...
</dx:ASPxPopupControl>

See demo

Appearance Customization

The popup control allows you to customize its appearance and define style settings related to all its visual elements.

 <dx:ASPxPopupControl runat="server" ID="Popup" Theme="BlackGlass" ...>
    ...
    <HeaderStyle Font-Bold="true" Font-Italic="true" ForeColor="Red" />
    ...
</dx:ASPxPopupControl>

Learn more

Adaptivity

The ASPxPopupControl control supports an adaptive mode that allows you to build page layouts that fit a browser window’s width. In adaptive mode, the popup control changes its size according to a user’s device type and page resolution.

<dx:ASPxPopupControl ID="PopupControl" runat="server" >
    <SettingsAdaptivity Mode="Always" VerticalAlign="WindowCenter" MaxWidth="700px" />
    ...
</dx:ASPxPopupControl>

Learn more | See demo

See Also