ASP.net, Goto special component instead of top of the webpage

Posted on 2003-03-02
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Last Modified: 2006-11-17
I would like to ask after jump to a webpage, a would like to jump to a special component (say a textbox at the middle of the page) instead of the top of the webpage, how to do so?

Traditionally, we can use <a name> as an anchor and goto that part while link to it, however, in ASP.net, we can set the location of the components and can't use this method to specify the location we want to goto.

Question by:cstcfu
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Ized earned 200 total points
ID: 8055453
You should use the ClientID property of your asp.net component and the insert a javascript command on the page that focuses the browser on to your component.

Try the following in page load:

If (Not Me.IsStartupScriptRegistered("Startup")) Then
Me.RegisterStartupScript("Startup", TextBox1.ClientID & ".setfocus()")
End If

This would create a javascript command that is executed when page is loaded and will have the page put focus on the component called TextBox1 (by using clientID).
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Expert Comment

ID: 8055459
you still can..
also you can se the focus of the component by adding a similar javascript code to your page
response.write("<script language=JavaScript>" & VBCRLF  & "document.FormName.ObjectName.focus();" & VBCRLF & "</script>")

don't forget that javascript is case sensetive
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by:Bob Learned
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