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Content Template

Find and Replace

It is possible to add complex content (i.e., server controls and HTML elements) in a RadLinkButton instead of plain text. There are three ways to achieve this:

  • Set the ContentTemplate property.
    • In the markup of your page you can add controls to the ContentTemplate inner property as shown below:
    • In the code-behind, you can set the ContentTemplate property to an instance of a class that implements the ITemplate interface.
  • Add controls to the Controls collection of the RadLinkButton instance from the code-behind.

Important: As a best practice we would advise using simple, inline HTML in the ContentTemplate of the RadLinkButton control. This will ensure better usability, improved performance and flawless appearance.

  • DefaultCS.aspx
  • styles.css
<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="true"  %>

<%@ Register TagPrefix="qsf" Namespace="Telerik.QuickStart" %>
<%@ Register TagPrefix="telerik" Namespace="Telerik.Web.UI" Assembly="Telerik.Web.UI" %>

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html xmlns=''>
<head runat="server">
    <title>Telerik ASP.NET Example</title>
    <link href="styles.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
    <telerik:RadScriptManager runat="server" ID="RadScriptManager1" />
    <telerik:RadSkinManager ID="RadSkinManager1" runat="server" ShowChooser="true" />
    <div class="demo-container">
        <h2 class="find-replace-title">Find and Replace</h2>
            <telerik:RadTextBox RenderMode="Lightweight" ID="findTextBox" runat="server" EmptyMessage="Find" Width="284px" />
            <telerik:RadTextBox RenderMode="Lightweight" ID="replaceTextBox" runat="server" EmptyMessage="Replace" Width="284px" />
        <div class="buttons-container">
            <telerik:RadLinkButton runat="server" ID="OkImageButton" Width="130" Height="40" AutoPostBack="false" CssClass="link-button">
                    <span class="button-content"><img src="../Images/icon_find.png" alt="Find Icon" /><span class="access-key">F</span>ind</span>
            <telerik:RadLinkButton runat="server" ID="CancelImageButton" Width="130" Height="40" AutoPostBack="false" CssClass="link-button">
                    <span class="button-content"><img src="../Images/icon_replace.png" alt="Find Icon" /><span class="access-key">R</span>eplace</span>

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