dynamic loaded ascx delegate event not firing in parent form

Discussion in 'ASP .Net Building Controls' started by CMELLO@tams.com, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. Guest

    I have am dynamically loading a web user control based on the click of
    a tab strip
    I load the default control for the first tab in the page load event
    after checking page is not postback. After that the controls are
    loaded/unloaded based on the SelectionChanged event for the tab strip
    and again in Page load because with a dynamic load viewstate has to be
    reloaded. I have a datalist in the user control and I am trying to
    create the delegate so the parent can handle the click of the edit
    button in the user control. Honestly I am not very good at event
    delegation the code complies but I never get the command to execute on
    the parent

    in the child control site.ascx I set up the datalist public event
    with code below

    public partial class Site : System.Web.UI.UserControl
    {
    public delegate void myItemCommand(object source,
    DataListCommandEventArgs e);
    public event myItemCommand dlSiteItemCommand;

    override protected void OnInit(EventArgs e)
    {
    InitializeComponent();
    base.OnInit(e);
    }
    private void InitializeComponent()
    { }


    protected void dlSite_ItemCommand(object source,
    DataListCommandEventArgs e)
    {
    if (dlSiteItemCommand != null)
    dlSiteItemCommand(source, e);
    }

    protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
    { //get the data and fill the datalist }

    in the parent (Detail) I try to bind to the event in the Site.ascx
    When the page loads in the parent the procedure LoadUserControl()
    is called and in it after I dynamically load the correct control, I
    caste the generic control to an instance of Site so I can see the
    public event I created. Thats where I have got it wrong I am SOOOOO
    confused. The binding does not work when I click the edit button in
    the child datalist I never break into the event that is bound on the
    parent Below is parent code. Please I not this is too long an
    explanation but I have been trying and reading a long time.

    Cindy

    public partial class Detail : System.Web.UI.Page
    {
    private string LastLoadedControl
    {
    get
    {
    return ViewState["LastLoaded"] as string;
    }
    set
    {
    ViewState["LastLoaded"] = value;
    }
    }
    private void LoadUserControl()
    {
    string controlPath = LastLoadedControl;

    if (!string.IsNullOrEmpty(controlPath))
    {
    PlaceHolder1.Controls.Clear();
    UserControl uc = (UserControl)LoadControl(controlPath);
    if (controlPath == "Site.ascx")
    {
    Site ucSite = (Site)uc;
    ucSite.dlSiteItemCommand += new
    Site.myItemCommand(ucSite_dlSiteItemCommand);
    }
    PlaceHolder1.Controls.Add(uc);
    }
    }

    void ucSite_dlSiteItemCommand(object source,
    DataListCommandEventArgs e)
    {
    (source as DataList).EditItemIndex = e.Item.ItemIndex;
    (source as DataList).DataSource = dsTunnel;
    (source as DataList).DataBind();
    }

    #region Web Form Designer generated code
    override protected void OnInit(EventArgs e)
    {
    InitializeComponent();
    base.OnInit(e);
    }
    private void InitializeComponent()
    {}

    protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
    {
    if(!(Page.IsPostBack))
    {
    string controlPath = null;
    controlPath = "Site.ascx";
    LastLoadedControl = controlPath;
    LoadUserControl();
    }
    LoadUserControl();
    }
    private void ts_SelectionChanged(object sender,
    JQD.TabStrip.SelectionChangedEventArgs e)
    {
    int TabPos = e.TabPosition;
    ActiveTab = TabPos;
    string controlPath = string.Empty;

    switch (TabPos)
    {
    case 0:
    controlPath = "Site.ascx";
    LastLoadedControl = controlPath;
    LoadUserControl();
    break;

    case 1:
    break;
    }
    , Sep 7, 2008
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  2. Evan Freeman Guest

    Ok I need to see what your method LoadControl looks like. Thats the key to
    understanding this other code.

    But anyhow my guess is that the control isn't being created and setup in the
    correct stages.

    SO you createa a control:

    Button aButton = new Control();

    You add it to the place holder, after giving it an ID, or not depends on
    what your doing:

    placeHolder.Controls.Add(aButton );

    Setup properties:

    aButton .Click += EventHandler(aButton_Clicked); //or whatever syntax you
    like, to many choices in syntax for me these days.

    Now this is all wired up and ready to work.

    But here is the rub. On postBack the control no longer exists, so no event,
    so you need to rewire it in the Init of the page, or it will be to late.

    Also if you don't create it with the same ID the postback events won't map
    correctly and again it won't fire.


    ** I have an example of what your trying to do I think, a working one
    somewhere as part of an article I was working on I'll try to post it to you
    in a day or two.
    --
    Evan Freeman

    http://evanfreeman.blogspot.com


    <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >I have am dynamically loading a web user control based on the click of
    > a tab strip
    > I load the default control for the first tab in the page load event
    > after checking page is not postback. After that the controls are
    > loaded/unloaded based on the SelectionChanged event for the tab strip
    > and again in Page load because with a dynamic load viewstate has to be
    > reloaded. I have a datalist in the user control and I am trying to
    > create the delegate so the parent can handle the click of the edit
    > button in the user control. Honestly I am not very good at event
    > delegation the code complies but I never get the command to execute on
    > the parent
    >
    > in the child control site.ascx I set up the datalist public event
    > with code below
    >
    > public partial class Site : System.Web.UI.UserControl
    > {
    > public delegate void myItemCommand(object source,
    > DataListCommandEventArgs e);
    > public event myItemCommand dlSiteItemCommand;
    >
    > override protected void OnInit(EventArgs e)
    > {
    > InitializeComponent();
    > base.OnInit(e);
    > }
    > private void InitializeComponent()
    > { }
    >
    >
    > protected void dlSite_ItemCommand(object source,
    > DataListCommandEventArgs e)
    > {
    > if (dlSiteItemCommand != null)
    > dlSiteItemCommand(source, e);
    > }
    >
    > protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
    > { //get the data and fill the datalist }
    >
    > in the parent (Detail) I try to bind to the event in the Site.ascx
    > When the page loads in the parent the procedure LoadUserControl()
    > is called and in it after I dynamically load the correct control, I
    > caste the generic control to an instance of Site so I can see the
    > public event I created. Thats where I have got it wrong I am SOOOOO
    > confused. The binding does not work when I click the edit button in
    > the child datalist I never break into the event that is bound on the
    > parent Below is parent code. Please I not this is too long an
    > explanation but I have been trying and reading a long time.
    >
    > Cindy
    >
    > public partial class Detail : System.Web.UI.Page
    > {
    > private string LastLoadedControl
    > {
    > get
    > {
    > return ViewState["LastLoaded"] as string;
    > }
    > set
    > {
    > ViewState["LastLoaded"] = value;
    > }
    > }
    > private void LoadUserControl()
    > {
    > string controlPath = LastLoadedControl;
    >
    > if (!string.IsNullOrEmpty(controlPath))
    > {
    > PlaceHolder1.Controls.Clear();
    > UserControl uc = (UserControl)LoadControl(controlPath);
    > if (controlPath == "Site.ascx")
    > {
    > Site ucSite = (Site)uc;
    > ucSite.dlSiteItemCommand += new
    > Site.myItemCommand(ucSite_dlSiteItemCommand);
    > }
    > PlaceHolder1.Controls.Add(uc);
    > }
    > }
    >
    > void ucSite_dlSiteItemCommand(object source,
    > DataListCommandEventArgs e)
    > {
    > (source as DataList).EditItemIndex = e.Item.ItemIndex;
    > (source as DataList).DataSource = dsTunnel;
    > (source as DataList).DataBind();
    > }
    >
    > #region Web Form Designer generated code
    > override protected void OnInit(EventArgs e)
    > {
    > InitializeComponent();
    > base.OnInit(e);
    > }
    > private void InitializeComponent()
    > {}
    >
    > protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
    > {
    > if(!(Page.IsPostBack))
    > {
    > string controlPath = null;
    > controlPath = "Site.ascx";
    > LastLoadedControl = controlPath;
    > LoadUserControl();
    > }
    > LoadUserControl();
    > }
    > private void ts_SelectionChanged(object sender,
    > JQD.TabStrip.SelectionChangedEventArgs e)
    > {
    > int TabPos = e.TabPosition;
    > ActiveTab = TabPos;
    > string controlPath = string.Empty;
    >
    > switch (TabPos)
    > {
    > case 0:
    > controlPath = "Site.ascx";
    > LastLoadedControl = controlPath;
    > LoadUserControl();
    > break;
    >
    > case 1:
    > break;
    > }
    Evan Freeman, Sep 12, 2008
    #2
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