ASP.NET Web Forms - HTML Controls

HTML server controls are HTML tags understood by the server.

HTML Server Controls

HTML elements in ASP.NET files are, by default, treated as text. To make these elements programmable, add a runat="server" attribute to the HTML element. This attribute indicates that the element should be treated as a server control.

Note: All HTML server controls must be within a <form> tag with the runat="server" attribute!

Note: ASP.NET requires that all HTML elements must be properly closed and properly nested.

HTML Server Control Description
HtmlAnchor Controls an <a> HTML element
HtmlButton Controls a <button> HTML element
HtmlForm Controls a <form> HTML element
HtmlGeneric Controls other HTML element not specified by a specific HTML server control, like <body>, <div>, <span>, etc.
HtmlImage Controls an <image> HTML element
HtmlInputButton Controls <input type="button">, <input type="submit">, and <input type="reset"> HTML elements
HtmlInputCheckBox Controls an <input type="checkbox"> HTML element
HtmlInputFile Controls an <input type="file"> HTML element
HtmlInputHidden Controls an <input type="hidden"> HTML element
HtmlInputImage Controls an <input type="image"> HTML element
HtmlInputRadioButton Controls an <input type="radio"> HTML element
HtmlInputText Controls <input type="text"> and <input type="password"> HTML elements
HtmlSelect Controls a <select> HTML element
HtmlTable Controls a <table> HTML element
HtmlTableCell Controls <td>and <th> HTML elements
HtmlTableRow Controls a <tr> HTML element
HtmlTextArea Controls a <textarea> HTML element