Problem with Event handlers for Dynamic created Controls in DatGri

Discussion in 'ASP .Net' started by Guest, May 10, 2005.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I have a link button "lButton" created dynamically at the item databound
    event of the data grid "datagrid1" in the i want to execute the
    item command event of the datagrid on clicking the dynamicaly created link
    button, but when at runtime i click the dymanic created control it disapears
    from the datagrid footer and then it doesnt fire the itemcommand event of the

    I am pasting below the pieces of my code for your better understanding.

    //creating the dynamic control "lButton" at the footer in the ITEM DATABOUND
    EVENT and assigning th events to it.
    private void datagrid1_ItemDataBound(object sender,
    System.Web.UI.WebControls.DataGridItemEventArgs e)
    if(e.Item.ItemType == ListItemType.Footer)
    LinkButton lButton=new
    lButton.Text ="Add Details
    lButton.ID ="flagbutton";
    lButton.Click +=new System.EventHandler(this.lButton_Click);
    e.Item.Cells[2].Controls.Add(lButton) ;


    //in the ITEM COMMAND EVENT, executing the a logic when teh link button in
    the grid gets clciked
    private void datagrid1_ItemCommand(object source,
    System.Web.UI.WebControls.DataGridCommandEventArgs e)

    private void lButton_Click(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
    DataGridCommandEventArgs dgcea = (DataGridCommandEventArgs)e;
    datagrid1_ItemCommand(sender, dgcea);

    so could anyone of you help me out in fixing the problem . and the reson for
    this type of cause.

    Your expert advice in sorting out thsi issue woudl be highly appreciated.

    Guest, May 10, 2005
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    garethdjames Guest

    You need to populate the datagrid on postback so that the button is

    If the button is not recreated then the event will not be wired up
    garethdjames, May 10, 2005
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    billmiami2 Guest

    A few things come to mind:

    *Why do you need to dynamically add the linkbutton to the datagrid?
    Why can't you place the linkbutton into the datagrid at design time and
    then simply set its visibility based on the situtation? Handling
    events for controls added at runtime can be tricky as you need to pay
    close attention to the sequence of page and control events.

    *Is there anywhere in your code or tags where you specify that the
    onItemCommand event for the datagrid will be handled by your procedure

    *Is the viewstate on your datagrid enabled?

    *If you intend to trap and process the click event for your linkbutton
    in the datagrid's ItemCommand event, why are you assigning a different
    event handler (lButton_Click) to handle it?

    *At what point in the page are you binding data to the datagrid and how
    often? Are you rebinding with each postback?

    Bill E.
    Hollywood, FL
    billmiami2, May 10, 2005
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