CodeSnip: Taming the Page Flash Beast in ASP.NET 2.0
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by Shaun Eutsey
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“What is this amazing tag?” you say.  “How can I slay the page flashing beast?” you ask.  Just add the following meta-tag to the <head> of your page or in your master page.

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<meta http-equiv="Page-Exit" Content="blendTrans(Duration=0.01)"/>

Most likely the reason that I forgot this tag is that it is usually used to create a highly painful user experience, by blending one page to the other.  However, when the duration is moved down to 0.01, like I have it here, the transition from postback to refresh is so fast that the human eye does not see it and all realization of a page flash is utterly removed.


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User Comments

Title: Still works!   
Name: Chuck
Date: 2010-10-11 10:33:55 AM
Comment:
I've been having headaches from a custom control that, even when in an update panel, caused the page to flash.

This solution seems to be working so far... Thanks a lot!
Title: Eliminate page flash   
Name: PeterM
Date: 2008-11-28 2:30:11 PM
Comment:
I can't tell you how many hours I've put in and different techniques I've tried to overcome this problem, and you've solved it in 10 seconds! Thanks very much!
Title: Works in ASP.Net 1.0!   
Name: MikeG3
Date: 2008-05-27 4:40:54 PM
Comment:
We're still on 1.0, but this trick works great! Thanks!
Title: Amazing use of Meta Tag   
Name: Mark
Date: 2008-05-03 12:52:03 PM
Comment:
This trick is Excellent! I wouldn't have thought of it in a million years. Very creative use of meta tags. The old meets the new!
Title: FLash And XML   
Name: Flash
Date: 2008-04-18 5:08:17 AM
Comment:
i want these, how to pass a xml textbox value to flash using actionscript.
Title: excellent trick   
Name: tana
Date: 2007-10-24 9:40:51 AM
Comment:
thank you very much
Title: Thank you   
Name: Byteknight
Date: 2007-10-05 8:17:25 AM
Comment:
Thanks a lot. It really works . Very helpful!

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