Adding "onunload" JavaScript event handler to body in code-behind

Discussion in 'ASP .Net' started by Laurent Bugnion, Jan 21, 2006.

  1. Hi,

    I am trying to programatically add an "onunload" event handler to the
    "body" tag of an ASPX page. I am doing this from a Custom Control
    located on this page.

    To do this, I added "runat=server" to the body tag, which provides me
    access to it in the code-behind through a HtmlControl. I can then
    manipulate the Attributes collection, which is what I needed. So far so

    However, I found out that "runat=server" generates a compilation error
    (CS1012: Too many characters in character literal) if the "body" tag
    already has an onunload event handler (in the ASPX code). This is a
    problem, because I wish that the user of my custom control be free to
    specify event handlers in the body tag, and my control should simply add
    its own.

    So the question is: Is there a way to use "runat=server" on a body tag
    with an onunload event handler?

    I am using the framework 1.1.

    Unfortunately, there are no "RegisterEndScript" methods (similar to
    "RegisterStartupScript") in the Page class ;-)

    Laurent Bugnion, Jan 21, 2006
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  2. Laurent Bugnion

    Guest Guest

    You can use the window object. Example:

    string scrp = @"<script>
    window.onunload =test;
    function test()


    Guest, Jan 21, 2006
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