Help writing conditional blocks

Discussion in 'ASP .Net' started by estafford, Aug 19, 2003.

  1. estafford

    estafford Guest

    I am having trouble writing a conditional block using ASP.NET and C#.

    I am trying to do something like this:
    1. if page is PostBack
    - transfer to another page

    2. if not postback
    - connect to database and get information using a querystring id and create
    a DataReader (as DR).
    - generate a Form to display using values from the database query.

    The problem is that I get an error:
    The name 'DR' does not exist in the class or namespace 'ASP.contact_aspx'

    Because the page is not postback, the DataReader object is not created.
    Is there any way around this?

    I assumed that the code in condition 2 would be skipped because the
    condition was false but it seems to trying to run through it anyway.
    This process works in classic ASP but I cannot get it to work in ASP.NET.

    I'd like to try to keep this confined to one page.
    estafford, Aug 19, 2003
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  2. Did you include the "Imports System.Data.SqlClient" statement (for VB.NET) or
    "using System.Data;" statement (for C#) at the top of your code-behind file?

    Also, keep in mind, when you DIM an var in an IF statement, then that var only
    has scope within the IF statement block. Same is true for TRY CATCH blocks...


    Carl Prothman
    Microsoft ASP.NET MVP
    Carl Prothman [MVP], Aug 19, 2003
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  3. estafford

    estafford Guest

    Thanks Carl. Turns out I did not declair the DR variable outside the
    I assumed it was something more difficult and overlooked the obvious.

    Such is the learning process...
    Thanks Again.
    estafford, Aug 19, 2003
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