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In my web page I have an HTML anchor tag that acts as a bookmark:

<A name="bookmark"></A>

When a command button on the page is clicked, I do a postback. If certain conditions exist, then I want to jump to the above bookmark. I use a line of code that looks like this:

Server.Transfer("#bookmark")

This generates the following error on the Server.Transfer line:

"Error executing child request for #bookmark."

How do I make my code jump to this bookmark?
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by:DotNetLover_Baan
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I am using Javascript to do that. Here is an example..

    Private Sub LinkButton1_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles LinkButton1.Click
        Dim stscript As String = "<script language=JavaScript>self.scrollTo(0,812);</script>"
        If (Not Page.IsStartupScriptRegistered("clientScript")) Then
            Page.RegisterStartupScript("clientScript", stscript)
        End If
    End Sub

-Baan
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by:rgrimm
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The JavaScript scrollTo method takes two arguments: xPosition and yPosition. It moves you to a specified x,y coordinate (origin is the top-left corner of the window) on the page. I need to go to a specific anchor tag.
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use response.redirect("Page.aspx?#bookmark")

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That will cause a postback...  I was trying to avoid a post back.
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I tried using both of the following:

Server.Transfer("Page.aspx?#Bookmark")
Response.Redirect("Page.aspx?#Bookmark")

Both cause a fresh, blank page to reload, which I don't want. I need a postback that maintains the page state.
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by:rgrimm
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Here is the solution. It works great. Many thanks to Keem. See the link at the bottom for the entire discussion thread.

In VB.NET Create a method something like this...

Private Sub MoveToAnchor(ByVal anchorName As String)
  'Returns page to the given anchor
  Page.RegisterStartupScript("MoveToAnchor", "<script language=JavaScript>document.location.hash = '" & anchorName & "'</script>")
End Sub

Then if you have an anchor

<a name="Bookmark"></a>

In the VB.NET code just change your code to

If repSearchResults.Items.Count > 0 Then 'If repeater control has records, show panel, hide buttons
  pnlDuplicate.Visible = True
  cmdUpdate.Visible = False
  cmdCancel.Visible = False
  MoveToAnchor("Bookmark")
End If

( i'm guessing here that you are posting back to the same page, other wise you'd do do a Server.Transfer to the required page and then the call the MoveToAnchor )

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