AddHandler not working.

Posted on 2004-05-01
Last Modified: 2008-10-03
Can anyone tell me why the code below is not working. When the button is clicked control does not seem to pass to the SubmitBtn_Click routine. Thanks.

Dim SubmitBtn as Button
SubmitBtn = New Button
SubmitBtn.Text = "OK"
SubmitBtn.Id = "OKButton"
AddHandler SubmitBtn.Click, AddressOf SubmitBtn_Click
Question by:DColin
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CouldNotFindAnyOtherUsername earned 500 total points
ID: 10967053
Hi DColin,
     What I can guess from this post and your last post regarding this problem is that the Click Event works when the page loads for the first time, but after a postback is made to the page, the click event stops working for the said button... Am i Right.. If this be the problem here's the solution:

Dynamically generated buttons should be generated in the Page_Load Function, so that after a postback, they are re-generated and the event handler re-associated.

Try changing your code as follows:

Private Sub Page_Load(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load
     ' Don't put Page.IsPostBack check here

     If not IsPostBack then
         'Your other code goes here
End Sub

Private Sub GenerateButton()
     Dim SubmitBtn as Button
     SubmitBtn = New Button
     SubmitBtn.Text = "OK"
     SubmitBtn.Id = "OKButton"
     AddHandler SubmitBtn.Click, AddressOf SubmitBtn_Click
End Sub

Expert Comment

ID: 10967077
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Expert Comment

ID: 10967344

try this modified code
Dim SubmitBtn as new Button
SubmitBtn.Text = "OK"
SubmitBtn.Id = "OKButton"
AddHandler SubmitBtn.Click, AddressOf SubmitBtn_Click

it should now work.

hope that this helps you.


Author Comment

ID: 10967463

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