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JavaScript block - how to render/place javascript on the right place in the .aspx page?

Posted on 2004-10-26
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Hello,


I have a simple javascript script that I want to render on .aspx page but on the right place.
Currently my javascript is located in the Page_Load() event and renders above the <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" > which is wrong.

I would like script to be rendered within e.g. <HEAD> </HEAD> block.

javscript:

<SCRIPT language="JavaScript">
<!--
HideWait();
//-->
</SCRIPT>

Thank you,

-mike
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Question by:morpheous_
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    by:Thogek
    Is there any reason not to just put it where you want it in the ASPX file (i.e., in the designer/HTML view)?
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    by:morpheous_
    Yeah, I because I am performing operations where I measure time it takes to load c# code behind from the the Page_Load is started to the time .aspx content code is rendered.
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    I'm not sure what that has to do with where the JS code lives, but....

    If you're currently building the <script>...</script> content as a string in Page_Load, one thing you can try is moving that code to a new property, say:

        protected string HideWaitJS() {
            get {
                // build your <script>...</script> in a string here
                return strJS;  // or whatever you call your string variable
            }
        }

    Then, in your ASPX, you can do:

        <head>
        <%# HideWaitJS %>
        </head>

    Finally, you'll need to call the page's DataBind() method somewhen -- typically in the Page_Load method -- to bind the <%#...%> site to the indicated property value.

    Alternately, you can use

        <head>
        <%= HideWaitJS %>
        </head>

    in which case no DataBind() call is necessary, and the <%=...%> simply translates to a Response.Write call during the Render phase.  (Both methods have their plusses and minuses, and their proponents and opponents.)
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