Sometimes you may want to break a web page into different pieces, displaying only a single piece at a time, with easy transitions from piece to piece. So far, this scenario isn’t any different from an
TabContainer control. However, the
MultiView, View, and
Wizard controls add the notion of an order to visit their panels, whereas
Accordions do not.
The classic use of this addition technique is to walk a user through a number of steps within the context of a static page, such as the checkout procedure from an online store, or the procedure to transfer funds from one account to another. You can also use these controls to create wizard-like applications, although there is now a
Wizard control, described shortly, for this exact purpose.
In fact, the
MultiView controls were originally designed for mobile devices, which explains their limited capabilities for style (which you’ll see in a minute) and their high utility in pages optimized for low-res screens.
ASP.NET provides the
View control to manage the chunks—that is, the content in a section of the page: one
View control per chunk. All of the
View objects are contained together within a
MultiView object, which makes one
View object, called the active view, visible at a time.
MultiView control has a read-only property called
Views, of ...