Setting focus on a textbox contained in a user control

Posted on 2005-04-04
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Last Modified: 2010-04-07
I have a text box (txtSearch) that is part of a user control (Search.ascx), which in turn is part of a master page (Main.aspx). This form (user control) is used to search a database. There are radio buttons to select the type of search, the text box (txtSearch) and drop-downs that act as filters for the search. I need txtSearch to have focus when the page loads (Main.aspx). There are many articles on this subject and it seems like I've tried them all but nothing seems to work. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!
Question by:jaysch
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<%@ Page Language="vb" %>
<script language="vb" runat="server">
Sub Page_Load(ByVal sender As Object,ByVal e As EventArgs)
Page.RegisterClientScriptBlock("startup","<script language='javascript'> window.onload = function () { document.getElementById('" & txtFocus.ClientID & "').focus()</script>")
End Sub
<form runat="server">
<asp:TextBox Id="txtFocus" runat="Server" />
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Page.RegisterClientScriptBlock("startup","<script language='javascript'> window.onload = function () { document.getElementById('" & txtFocus.ClientID & "').focus() }</script>")

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