Design Header, Footer, Sidebar, Content Layout in ASP.Net Tips

When you develop a web application through, you have to consider about the Layout of form. This Post is related to Add Header Footer in ASP.Net and Layout Design in ASP.Net. Before we start, you have to learn about basic fundamental of web development in SKOTechLearn describe the easiest way to Design Header, Footer, Sidebar, Content Layout in ASP.Net.

Layout design depends on following point.
  1. Header
  2. Footer
  3. Sidebar
  4. Content

But how can we design it in web Form in ASP.Net?

You can design through “DIV” or through HTML “Table”. But, here we will learn designing through HTML “Table” control. Basically both use for static point of view in any webpage development.

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Step 1: Add Table on Web Form in ASP.Net

First, drag HTML “Table” control from Toolbox.
Add HTML Table for header footer sidebar layout
Add HTML Table

Step 2: Layout Design through Table in ASP.Net

For Content layout Design in WebPage, you have to understand following point. The following point also describe how to Add sidebar in ASP.Net?

1. Header :
We will merge some cells of Table for settings in perfect format. Select first 3 cells and right click on it. Select “Merge Cells” option of “Modify” sub menu from drop down menu list. This will merge First upper side cell.

2. Footer:
We will merge last row’s 3 cells. And call this cell as Footer.

3. Content:
Like same way merge middle row’s right side 2 cells as content.

4. Sidebar:
Remain cell will call as sidebar.

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Note: You have to remind one thing that you have to adjust height and width according to your layout requirement. You can increase or decrease cell's width or height for adjust layout.

Steps: Right Click (Selected Cells) >> Modify >> Merge Cells

Merge cells of Table for design Layout in
Merge cells of Table

Step 3: Drag Control in Table's content Cell

When you set merge process according to given instruction, you table looks like above given image.

Drag some control to more understanding purpose. Suppose we add some controls like Label, TextBox and Buttons.

Take a look about Master Page designing in ASP.Net

Controls Description:
Controls Change Text from Properties
Label1 My First Website Design
Label2 Second Page
Label3 Third Page
Label4 Fourth Page
Label5 Fifth Page
Label6 Sixth Page
Label7 Seventh Page
TextBox1 "" (Leave as Blank)
TextBox2 "" (Leave as Blank)
Label7 0
Button1 Add
When you complete this designing process or complete setting of form, run web form in window.

Step 4: WebPage with Header Footer and Content Layout Output

When you run application, your designing form will open in your default Web browser. It will looks like:

Web page running output for design header footer layout
WebForm running output
If you want to write code on “Add” button. Just double click on button or right click to select “View Code” option from drop down menu. And write code as:

VB Code:
Public Class WebForm1
  Inherits System.Web.UI.Page

  Protected Sub Page_Load(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Me.Load

  End Sub

  Protected Sub Button1_Click(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click
     Label7.Text = Val(TextBox1.Text) + (TextBox2.Text)
  End Sub

End Class

You can use this process in Master Page for its related content page. You can also process on layout setting through “DIV”, adjusting like Table’s cells. You can adjust it Left, right middle, top, bottom as table's adjust.

Both HTML controls work same for static setting in ASP web form designing. It gives your web form as professional look.

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When you will apply all these steps, you are ready to design Header, Footer, sidebar, content Layout in ASP.Net (SKOTechLearn).

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