Skip to main content

Store Page ViewState in Session with

As we all know we any web page on the internet is state less. We have to write our own mechanism to maintain state between httprequest and httpresponse. has great features called viewstate to maintain state during page postback. It will store the element state in hidden variables with _VIEWSTATE. It will look like below.


If you are having large amount of controls then you will have larger viewstate on the page and it will increase your html kb as well as your performance. So to increase the performance of our application we need to store this viewstate in other place. ASP.NET 2.0 has nice new class called SessionPagePersister which will store the viewstate in the session. You just need to override the PageStatePersister property in your page and your viewstate will be on the page.

Here is the code.

Code Snippet

  1. protected override PageStatePersister PageStatePersister
  2. {
  3. get
  4. {
  5. return new SessionPageStatePersister(this);
  6. }
  7. \

If you are having so many pages then you have to write that cod manually Instead of doing this you can use inheritance features of C#.NET to write the code in just one way and then inherit your page from that class. Following is the code for that. You can create a class called MyPage that class into all the pages here is the code for class MyPage .

Code Snippet

  1. using System;
  2. using System.Collections.Generic;
  3. using System.Linq;
  4. using System.Web;
  5. using System.Web.UI;

  6. namespace TestBlogApplication
  7. {
  8. public class MyPage:System.Web.UI.Page
  9. {
  10. protected override PageStatePersister PageStatePersister
  11. {
  12. get
  13. {
  14. return new SessionPageStatePersister(this);
  15. }
  16. }

  17. }
  18. \

and Then inherit the class in your page like following.

Code Snippet

  1. using System;
  2. using System.Collections.Generic;
  3. using System.Linq;
  4. using System.Web;
  5. using System.Web.UI;
  6. using System.Web.UI.WebControls;

  7. namespace TestBlogApplication
  8. {
  9. public partial class Page1 : MyPage
  10. {
  11. protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
  12. {

  13. }
  14. }
  15. }

So that's it that way you can increase your application performance via maintaining the viewstate in session. Happy Codding..


  1. Many many thanks .i solved my problem by this class.

  2. Hello...

    Nice post...:)Its simple and understandable

  3. but what about session ?
    so now session will load on server right ?

  4. @Anonymous - You need to understand how viewstate works.See the following links.


Post a Comment

Your feedback is very important to me. Please provide your feedback via putting comments.

Popular posts from this blog

How to create Rest API(Web API) with ASP.NET Core 1.0

Recently Microsoft has released ASP.NET Core 1.0 RC2, I am getting lots of request from readers that about creating Web API. So I thought it will be a good idea to write a blog post about how to create Rest API(Web API) with ASP.NET Core 1.0.

So let’s get started via creating an ASP.NET Core 1.0 Web Application like following.

Once you click on ASP.NET Web Application, It will ask whether you need to create Web Application or Web API application. We are going to Web API so I am going to select Web API Application like following. Please note that in ASP.NET Core 1.0 there is no separate libraries or DLLs required for creating web APIs. This is just a project template.

Now once you click on OK It will create a Web API application with default values controller and program.cs.  As you know Program.cs is now starting point for the ASP.NET Core 1.0 application so It contains all the required configuration and startup items. Following is a code for that.
using System.IO; using Microsoft.Asp…

How to use migration with Entity Framework Core

Entity framework core is  the lightweight, extensible and cross-platform version of Entity Framework. Before some time, Microsoft has Released a new version of Entity Framework RC2. I have written a couple of blog post about Entity framework code first migration earlier for Entity framework 6.0. So there was a couple of request coming for writing a blog post about Entity Framework Core RC2 migration. So I thought it will be a good idea to give an overview how database migration works in Entity Framework Core RC2. This post will cover a basic scenario where we are going to create the database with existing ASP.NET Identity migration and then we are going to create a new model and have that migration applied in the database.

How to use Entity Framework Migrations: Let’s get started, To demonstrate entity framework core migrations, I am going to create a sample core web application like following.

Once we select core application it will appear the following dialog.

Now w…

Creating PDF with ASP.Net MVC and RazorPDF

Update: I have written a new blog post about better approach to create a PDF with mvc- You can find that following location.- A Better Solution to create PDF with Rotativa and ASP.NET MVC
In this post we are going to learn how we can easily create PDF from ASP.Net application with the help of Razor PDF NuGet package.

About Razor PDF:
This NuGet package is created by Al Nyveldt It internally uses ITextSharp an open source PDF convertor library. RazorPDF uses Razor View engine to create iTextXML which is in tern used to produce PDF file. You can get more information about that at below link.

Example(Creating PDF with ASP.Net MVC):
So what we are we waiting for ? Let’s create a simple example. To create example first thing we need to a create and ASP.Net MVC application.