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ASP .Net Finding a control on the parent window

Using Javascript in ASP .net I am attempting to alter the value of a control on the page that called the current page.  The current page is a dialog window.

I am finding the window this way
var d2 = window.parent.document.all;

and referring to the control this way
d2.hidDefaultServiceDetail

For some reason the above returns undefined.  The control definitely exists and I have definitely spelt it correctly (I copied and pasted the name).  I also can't access any other controls.  The control is a text box and is not in a container control of any kind.

Any Ideas?

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JackieLee
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JackieLee
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dante469Commented:
Please remember JavaScript is case sensitive

hidDefaultServiceDetail is not same as HIDDEFAULTSERVICEDetail


If the control is in a form...  Since it is .Net it most probably is then ref like this...

Example assumes the Form the control is contained within is called      Form1   Please update to the name of your FORM if different...

var d2 = window.parent.document.all;
d2.Form1.hidDefaultServiceDetail;   'Where Form1 is the name of the form the control is contained within...

Have Fun,
Dante
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JackieLeeAuthor Commented:
d2.SupplierSearch is undefined
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JackieLeeAuthor Commented:
The window is a web form.  It's filename is SupplierSearch.aspx
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culshajaCommented:
Be careful with using document.all and document.Form1 in JavaScript to get access to a form element. If you are accessing a control that is within a UseControl or a repeater it will be prefixed with containercontrol_ and this will cause numerous problems. I would use .getElementByID if you know that you can rely on IE as your target browser. It gets past a lot of problems.

James :-)
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JackieLeeAuthor Commented:
How would one go about using .getElementByID  I can't find it.
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dante469Commented:
JackieLee,

Thanks for the reply...  I may have been ambiguous...

Not the webform name (SupplierSearch.aspx) but the <form> name of the form on that .aspx page ie...

<body>
      <form id="Form1" method="post" runat="server" onsubmit="return(chkuidpwd());">
            <asp:TextBox id="uid" runat="server"></asp:TextBox><BR>
            <asp:TextBox id="pwd" runat="server"></asp:TextBox></P>
            <asp:Button id="aspSubmit" runat="server" Text="aspSubmit" ></asp:Button>
      </form>
</body>

In the above the form is called Form1

Have Fun,
Dante
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JackieLeeAuthor Commented:
OK.  My form id is actually Form1.  I tried the following:
d2.Form1.hidDefaultServiceDetail
It is still undefined
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JackieLeeAuthor Commented:
I just noticed that the current form is also called Form1 so I changed it's id to Form2.  Now I get this error when I execute d2.Form1.hidDefaultServiceDetail

'd2.Form1.hidDefaultServiceDetail' is null or not an object
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JackieLeeAuthor Commented:
window.parent.document.all seems to reference the current window and not the parent window.  Is this because it's a dialog window?
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_TAD_Commented:
what about something like this (using code behind)

in this example I am looking for a textbox

                  foreach(Control ctrl in this.Controls)
                        if(ctrl.GetType()==typeof(TextBox))
                              if (((TextBox)ctrl).ID == "ID")
                                    --Found It
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dante469Commented:
simply ref as

window.parent.document.Form1.hidDefaultServiceDetail;

or

var parent = window.parent.document;
parent.Form1.hidDefaultServiceDetail;


Have Fun,
dante
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JackieLeeAuthor Commented:
Dante,

That doesn't work because:
window.parent.document.Form1 is undefined

The question is Why does window.parent.document refer to the current form and not the parent form?
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dante469Commented:
Sorry...  Assumed window.parent was working correctly....

How did you open the child...  Is it a frameset???

Have Fun,
Dante
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dante469Commented:
JackieLee,

Not sure how you are opening child however in anticipation of your answer;

showModelessDialog - allows interactivity between parent and child,

showModalDialog -   prevents the parent from directly interacting with the child, the child has the focus, hence the Modal name.

Have Fun,
Dante.
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JackieLeeAuthor Commented:
It's a modal dialog.  I need to be able to parse one piece of information back to the parent.  surely it's possible somehow.
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billy21Commented:
Hi Jackie,

Try this:

var d = window.dialogArguments.document.all;

referencing this way of course:
d.hidDefaultServiceDetail.value = whatever
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