Why does the page place a hidden variable prefix before Hidden variables? I create a hidden variable called "guid" and place it on the form so that I can then pull it using request("guid"). However I cannot do request("guid") because the page has placed the prefix to my hidden variable name. So now I have to request(page.HiddenVariablePrefix & "guid'). I have an external security module that is used with other websites that needs that guid for tracking and security. Is there any way in mobile development to keep the page from placing a prefix on hidden variables? It is also a problem when I use pagination on a panel built by data froma database. On the first trip to the page I can just request my input field names, but if the page is postback (result of pagination), I can't request my regular field names (have to the the page.hiddenvariable). This is messing up my world! Please help.