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Pass a Javascript variable to C# server code in ASP.NET

Posted on 2003-10-25
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How can I pass a JavaScript variable to the C# code in the server?

If I put a hidden input on the form set to runat=server, it's ID gets mangled when the page is rendered, hence the JavaScript no longer knows the correct ID of the element.

If I don't set the hidden input to runat=server, then it doesn't appear in the Request.Form collection.

I'm fairly stuck on this and I would really appreciate some help.

Thanks.
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>If I don't set the hidden input to runat=server, then it doesn't appear in the Request.Form collection.
Something seems to be wrong with your formfields.
It should look like: <input type="hidden" name="preview" value="1">
You can add an id (which must be different from the other controls' id of course: <input type="hidden" id="UniqueId009" name="preview" value="1">
To read it from the form collection you need the name - not the id.

Note: There is also a function Page.RegisterHiddenField for dynamic hidden field creation but since you use javascript, I think it's static.
 
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What is your ultimate goal?  While I understand your question (pass a client variable to the server), there may be a way to have the variable stored on the server to begin with, and then simply collect the value on an event.


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Hi ptmcomp,

thanks for restoring my sanity - I think this was a case of not seeing the wood for the trees.
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