- Dynamic controls question

Discussion in 'ASP .Net Building Controls' started by nickname, Sep 11, 2006.

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    nickname Guest

    I have a Table in my page. I must load some webcontrols dynamically
    into this table, after the click of a button. These dynamic controls
    can fire events. They also must keep their viewstate (so I must add
    them in the Init phase).

    Ok... after the button is clicked I am able to load the dynamic
    controls into the table without any problem. Since the page that hosts
    everything can postback, I must rebuild these dynamically created
    controls on each roundtrip, otherwise they won't be available after the

    I am doing something like this:

    1) button is pressed...
    2) In the button click event handler I add the dynamic controls into
    the table. Then I save into Session some custom-information needed to
    rebuild the dynamic controls (such as the number of controls, their
    ID's and their type).

    Then the page is rendered with the dynamic controls visible to the

    When the user does something that causes a postback, in the Init event
    handler I restore the controls custom-information from Session and
    rebuild them into the table again.

    My question is: is there a better way to do this? It seems a bit
    "hacky" to me... but I can't think of other way.

    One more thing: is it possible to avoid the use of Session? It thought
    of using ViewState, but it is not available on the Init phase. And I
    can't add the dynamic controls in the Load phase, because I need to
    keep viewstate for these dynamic controls (and the Load phase happens
    after the LoadViewState method is called).

    I appreciate any help and advice.
    nickname, Sep 11, 2006
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    Teemu Keiski Guest

    Teemu Keiski, Sep 11, 2006
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