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how can I disable the form button after it has been clicked? - Novice Question

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Hi There,

I am wondering how I can disable the form button after it has been clicked, currently I am using the "onclick" event for the actual function I need to insert records. Has anyone got any good ideas about where I can place the function call?

Sean

onClick="Insertlisting_Click"

onclick="disableform()"

function disableform()
{

document.forms[0].SubmitButtton.disabled = true;
document.forms[0].SubmitButtton.value = 'Please wait...';
document.forms[0].submit();
}
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Question by:bullrout
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by:mmarinov
ID: 11838870
Hi,

you have to do it by javascript, not in the code behind
to that you have to use

SubmitButton.Attributes.Add("onclick", "disableform()")

Regards,
B..M
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by:bullrout
ID: 11839046
Hi There,

I'm not too sure where I have to place the code, do I just add it into the button control itself like below?

Sean

<asp:button id="btnSubmit" text="place listing"  onClick="Insertlisting_Click"  SubmitButton.Attributes.Add "onclick", "disableform()") runat="server" EnableViewState="False" />
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by:mmarinov
ID: 11839209
nope, sorry that i've not been so clear
you have to place this code in the Page_load event

Regards,
B..M
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by:bullrout
ID: 11839249
ok so if I have a code behind with a page_load event, how can I call this ?

sean
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by:mmarinov
ID: 11839308
using the
SubmitButton.Attributes.Add("onclick", "disableform()")
the .net framework will assing the client event for this button and when you press the button it will try to call disableform function on the client

you have to assign the page_load event to the page ( this is done autmatically except if you write the definition by hand

Regards,
B..M
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by:tovvenki
ID: 11839321
Hi,
try this
in the .cs file(the code behind file)
private void Page_Load(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
{

      btnSubmit.Attributes.Add("OnClick","javascript:disableform();");
}

in the aspx file write this
<HTML>
<HEAD>
<title>MyTitle</title>
<script language="javascript">
function disableform()
{

document.forms[0].SubmitButtton.disabled = true;
document.forms[0].SubmitButtton.value = 'Please wait...';
document.forms[0].submit();
}                  
</script>
</HEAD>

if you still have problem with this technique then have a look at this article
http://www.codeproject.com/aspnet/ClickOnce_Button_Control.asp

Regards,
venki
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by:bullrout
ID: 11839386
Hi Venki,

The function seems to overide the validation I have on the page, do I need to call the required field validator that I have on the page inside this javascript fucntion?

Sean
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by:tovvenki
ID: 11839552
Hi,
I don't thinkk it will override the validation, I think the validation fires first, then the onClick I am not sure in this I need to check that.

Regards,
venki
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by:AerosSaga
ID: 11840254
Put this in the page load and you can re-enable whenever you need.

If page.ispostback Then
Mybutton.visibile = false
End If

Regards,

Aeros
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by:bullrout
ID: 11841169
I will try this and let you guys know the outcome.
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ihenry earned 2000 total points
ID: 11841716
With this you shouldn't have problem with your validation control

How to prevent multiple clicks of a submit button in ASP.NET
http://aspzone.com/articles/207.aspx
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by:ihenry
ID: 11841757
And don't forget to check this link to try the demo and download the code.
http://aspzone.com/archive/2004/01/06/292.aspx
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