What are content placeholder controls, content controls, and content regions in Microsoft Sharepoint Designer 2007?

Content placeholder controls indicate regions of replaceable content on the master page. They appear in Code view as <asp:ContentPlaceHolder> and are mapped to their respective content placeholder controls by the contentplaceholderid attribute. The content placeholders define default content for the region defined by the content placeholder control. The default content defined by content placeholders can be modified within the master page so that the changes appear on every page to which the master page is attached.

In addition, content controls (which appear in Code view as <asp:Content>) can be used in an individual content page to override the default content for the content placeholder that is supplied by the master page.

A content region is the region of a master page defined by a single content placeholder.

In Code view, a content region is surrounded either by content placeholder control tags (if the content is supplied by the master page) or by content control tags (if the content is custom content in an individual content page).

Note: Content in a content placeholder that is supplied by the master pages does not appear in that placeholder on a content page.

When you move the cursor over content areas on a content page that is supplied by the master page and therefore cannot be edited, a black circular icon replaces the pointer.

The Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 default.master page contains many default content placeholder controls

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~ by Neha Sinha on February 7, 2008.

5 Responses to “What are content placeholder controls, content controls, and content regions in Microsoft Sharepoint Designer 2007?”

  1. Good article………wil help a lot for beginners.likr us thank u so much

  2. u took my heart away……..

  3. cool i like it

  4. thanks ive been looking for that definition for a while.

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