What is viewstate in ASP.NET ?

 Posted by Akiii on 6/4/2011 | Category: ASP.NET Interview questions | Views: 6643 | Points: 40

Viewstate object is used to persist data of variables across postbacks. In ASP.NET, a variable's value is assigned to a viewstate object and then this is passed as a hidden variable and then may be retrieved by a page after a postback. See the example below...

//Save the value in ViewState object before the PostBack

ViewState("SomeVar") = txtFirstName.text;

//Retrieve the value from ViewState object after the PostBack

String strFirstName = ViewState("SomeVar").ToString();

Note that Viewstate object's value is accessible only at page level. This means that if a viewstate is created at page1.aspx, then it may be used only within page1.aspx after the postback, and cannot be used by any other page.

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