(vb.net) Handling user-control events

Discussion in 'ASP .Net Building Controls' started by Yossi, Sep 12, 2003.

  1. Yossi

    Yossi Guest

    I created a web-project containg an .aspx file and a self-
    made User-Control (.acsx file) - all in vb.net.
    My aspx file contains a Submit button (which is not part
    of the User-Control).

    I dynamiclly create the User-Control (using
    the "LoadControl" command) and add it to a Panel located
    on my aspx file.

    I would like to save the values of the User-Control's
    form-fields - as a response to a click on the Submit
    button of my aspx file.

    What is the write way to do that (short code-sample would
    be great) ?
    Thanks in advance,
    Yossi, Sep 12, 2003
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  2. Expose the form fields as public properties of the user control:

    public string FormField1
    get {return txtFormField1.Text;}

    public int FormField2
    get {return int.Parse(txtFormField2.Text);}

    You can then refer to them in you button's Click event handler:

    private void Button_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
    // You can now refer to userControl.FormField1 and
    John Saunders, Sep 12, 2003
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  3. Yossi

    Yossi Guest

    As far as I understand, you suggest handling form-fields
    of the User-Control within the aspx class. It means (in
    terms of design), that I expose the User-Control behaviour
    to the parent aspx class. I would like, on the other end,
    to handle the values of the User-Control's form-fields
    values within the control. Is it possible ?

    I would like to get the submit-button event in my aspx
    class, but instead of handling the event (saving the User-
    Control's form-fields values), pass the event to the User-
    Control. The User-Control will then handle the event by
    itself. This way, the User-Control is self-contained. It
    encpsulate the way to draw the control and also to save
    its data. How can I do that ?

    Thanks for the help so far,
    Yossi, Sep 12, 2003
  4. Yossi

    Yossi Guest

    That is what I was tring to do,

    The problem is that after the submit operation, the form-
    fields get prefixes (i.e. cl1:myUserControlFormField) and
    sometimes their data is lost (in case of file-upload input
    fields). That is what I saw any way (I think it happens
    because I dynamically create the User-Control). Or, I may
    have done something wrong. I do the follwing:
    Upon Submit event (from the aspx file), I dynamically
    recreate the User-Control and calls the public event of
    the control in a similiar way to the one you explained.
    Then, the behaviour mentioned above occurs.

    Is there something diffrent I should do ?

    P.S. It is the middle of the night (now in Israel :)) so
    I'm going to sleep and will read more answers (if any) in
    the morning. Thanks again, Yossi
    Yossi, Sep 13, 2003
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