Web part page life cycle
Main Points are:
protected override void OnInit(EventArgs e)
protected override void OnLoad(EventArgs e)
protected override void CreateChildControls()
protected override void LoadViewState(object savedState) //Only at Postback
protected override void OnPreRender(EventArgs e)
protected override void Render(System.Web.UI.HtmlTextWriter writer)
protected override void OnUnload(EventArgs e)
public override void Dispose()
OnInit: This method handles initialization of the control.
OnLoad: This event handles the Load event. This is also used for initialize the control but is not intended for loading data or other processing functionality.
CreateChildControls: This is the most popular event in web part life cycle. This creates any child controls. So if you are adding any control to display then you have to write in this method.
EnsureChildControls: This method ensures that CreateChildControls has executed. EnsureChildControls method must be called to prevent null reference exceptions.
SaveViewState: View state of the web part saved.
OnPreRender: This method handles or initiates tasks such as data loading that must complete before the control can render.
Page.PreRenderComplete: The page fires the PreRenderComplete event after all controls have completed their OnPreRender methods.
Render: This method is used to render everything.
RenderContents: Renders the contents of the control only, inside of the outer tags and style properties.
OnUnload: Performs the final cleanup.