Parser Error Message: This page allows a limit of 200 controls, and that limit has been exceeded.

By default, web.config of SharePoint (should be there: C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\wss\VirtualDirectories\80) defines the maximum number of controls as 200. Should you define more on a page you’ll probably get an error similar to this:

spscreen 350x140 Parser Error Message: This page allows a limit of 200 controls, and that limit has been exceeded.

Solution

In order to fix it, edit this web.config. Find configurationSharePoint\SafeMode tag and change the MaxControls attribute to a bigger number. Once you do this, reload the page. It should help.

5 Responses to “Parser Error Message: This page allows a limit of 200 controls, and that limit has been exceeded.”


  • I’m dealing with this same error message, but I am unable to edit the web.config, because this is a hosted site. Is there a list of controls that can be deleted? right now I hate to do it, but I am now deleting controls that I know I will not be using. Just not sure what will happen if there is an upgrade.

  • Unfortunately, I know nothing about such list.

  • hi Jarosław Dobrzański,

    i change in web.config maximum=500 .

    it working fine.

    thank you very much.
    u saved me.

    million of thanks.

  • I was at a major stumbling block, but thanks to you Jarosław Dobrzański, my problem has been solved!

    Thank you very very much!

    Ashok (ash)

  • Hi Jarosław, many thanks.
    You really saved me too.
    I changed MaxControls to 500 and everything seems to be going ok.

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