handling events in usercontrols

Discussion in 'ASP .Net Web Controls' started by John Hopper, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. John Hopper

    John Hopper Guest


    I have a button in an aspx page. When that button is clicked I want to
    change a css class in a usercontrol in that page. However the button's click
    event is not raised until after the usercontrol loads, and there is no
    postback after the click event. How can I do this?

    Thank you,
    John Hopper, Jun 24, 2008
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  2. Postback events (such as the Click event) never occur until after the Load
    event. What code are you using to change the CSS class, and what event is
    that code in?
    Nathan Sokalski, Jun 24, 2008
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  3. John Hopper

    foton Guest

    In the aspx page, in the button_click event handler, I set the cssClass of a
    button in a usercontrol contained by the aspx page. Since the event handler
    fires after the usercontrol is loaded, that doesn't work. How else to
    approach this?

    foton, Jun 24, 2008
  4. John Hopper

    foton Guest

    I can't make the change client-side because the aspx page has a master page
    and asp mangles the names of controls to keep them unique. So I've tried to
    make the change in the code-behind of the aspx page or the master page but
    the button_click event is always handled last, after all of the parts of the
    page have loaded.

    foton, Jun 24, 2008
  5. John Hopper

    Evan Freeman Guest

    One it doesn't mangle the name per say. You could easily expose the
    generated name to your client side script.

    <asp:Button ID="MyControl" runat="server" Text="Foo"/>

    var control = <%MyControl.ClientId %>;
    document.getElementById(control).cssCLass = "CoolBeans";

    Second why would you want to change the style before the elements are
    loaded, you'd just spit out errors, the dom needs to be ready befor eyou
    start manipulation of tags. Anyhow the above should let you do what you need
    client side. It's not perfect I typed it from memory.

    Evan Freeman, Jun 24, 2008
  6. John Hopper

    foton Guest

    I'm sorry that my question isn't clear. I have an aspx page which uses a
    master page. In that aspx page I have 9 instances of the same usercontrol. I
    have other pages with different numbers of this usercontrol. Each usercontrol
    has a button named "btnEdit". When a 'preview" button is clicked in the aspx
    page I need to hide the btnEdit buttons. Each will have a unique id thanks to
    asp's efforts to keep them unique. The "preview" button's click event fires
    in the aspx page's codebehind AFTER the 9 usercontrols and their edit buttons
    have loaded. So what would be a way to change the cssClass of each of the
    usercontrol's btnEdit buttons as a result of the "preview" button being
    clicked in the containing aspx page?

    Thank you,
    foton, Jun 24, 2008
  7. John Hopper

    Evan Freeman Guest

    Are these controls dynamically created?

    Anyhow the method I told you should work, just expose all the generated id's
    as an array, and then loop through. I mean you are specifying an ID of some
    kind in the markup, if not then you need to rethink what your doing.

    Another way to do it would be to expose an event handler in your control and
    make them all listen to the click event of the preview button, then do your
    CssChanging from with in that.
    Evan Freeman, Jun 24, 2008
  8. John Hopper

    foton Guest


    Thanks for your advice! How do I make the usercontrols event handler listen
    for the containing page's button click event? Would it be something like ...
    handles me.parent.page.findControl("btnPreview")_click() or something like
    foton, Jun 24, 2008
  9. John Hopper

    Evan Freeman Guest

    Button1.Click += new
    System.EventHandler(MyWierdUserControl1.myEventHandler);Button1.Click += new
    System.EventHandler(MyWierdUserControl2.myEventHandler);Button1.Click += new
    Evan Freeman, Jun 24, 2008
  10. John Hopper

    foton Guest

    Thanks. It's weird not wierd. Actually it's not even weird. It's just
    reusable. :)
    foton, Jun 24, 2008
  11. John Hopper

    Evan Freeman Guest

    lol I meant "Wired" not weird but that works to lol.
    Evan Freeman, Jun 24, 2008
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