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capturing which link was clicked on so that I can dynamically build page header text.

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I need to dynamically change/assign certian text elements in my page headers depending upon which hyperlinks my users click on. I have a page header, left navigation bar and footer. All of these sections are built using pagecontrols.

The header section in turn inherits two pagecontrols. One page control is for the navigation, the other is photo and text material. It is this photo and text material that I would like to change based upon which hyperlink is clicked in the web site. In order to do this, I believe I need to find a way to capture the link click event and then change the header pagecontrol text and photo content based upon this information.

Thanks for any help or suggestions with this.

wmsunder.
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SeanStapleton earned 500 total points
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For a small number of predefined links, use the asp:linkbutton control for your hyperlinks and capture the click event for each link. If you've built page controls, this should be straightforward for you. You could build a helper function, called by each click handler to do the dirty work.

Even for an unknown or variable number of links (db generated), this approach could work. As you generate the links on the page, assign the click event for each link to the same event handler.

LinkButton link;
foreach (data in some table)
{
  link = new LinkButton();
  link.Text = "My text";
  ...
  link.Click += new EventHandler(this.LinkClickHandler);
}

private void LinkClickHandler(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
{
     LinkButton clickedLink = (LinkButton)sender;
     string linkText = clickedLick.Text;
}
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Look into the method:
Request.UrlReferrer();

It tells you the URL from which page the user came from.

-Eric
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Problem was solved with an unrelated work-around. Points split and awarded to the two respondants.
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