window scroll position

Discussion in 'ASP .Net' started by Wayne Sepega, Apr 4, 2006.

  1. Wayne Sepega

    Wayne Sepega Guest

    Ultimately what I need is a way to remember the scroll position of the form
    on a post back. I have a button that posts back to the current form and if
    there are no errors the form is reproduced, I want to scroll back to where
    the user was when they clicked on the button.

    I have an ASPX page with the following doc type:

    <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"
    "" >

    I'm not a 100% sure what all the above means, though I do know (from help
    with a co-worker) that it determines how the document is generated on the
    client side. I have to leave the doc type that way for our standards, but
    still need to do the following.

    I have the following JAVASCRIPT in the same page:

    alert("You've scrolled to " + document.body.scrollTop + " pixels.");

    With the doctype tag I always receive 0 for the value, but if I remove the
    doctype tag or set it to a different type, I receive the correct value. Is
    there an equivalent of scrollTop in the above doc type?

    Any help or points in the right direction are appreciated.
    Wayne Sepega, Apr 4, 2006
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  2. Wayne Sepega

    Wayne Sepega Guest

    I had tried SmartNavigation (replaced with MaintainScrollPositionOnPostback)
    before, but for some reason it to does not work. I have a GridView on my
    form that is tied to a large dataset (large in 30 or so rows), there are
    buttons that are dynamically created and when pressed call a javascript
    function. which looks like:

    function confirmIt(url)
    location.href = url;

    Which now that I think about it, looks more like a redirect then a postback.
    This could be why the above doesn't work for me.

    I did however find the following on the web:

    Last of the sample code shows hot to get the x, y of the scroll and then I
    also found

    Which had:

    window.scrollTo(x, y);

    This does the trick for me, for now. As I learn more and probably realize
    what is wrong with my location.href I'll work on correcting it so I can use
    the default property.

    Wayne Sepega, Apr 4, 2006
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