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calling vb.net function inside the javascript tag in the code behind file

Posted on 2005-05-09
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Last Modified: 2012-08-13
I have a textbox in which the user can scan the item no. All the items which are scanned/entered are being added in the grid below the text box.

I want that if the length of the item number is 7 ,page should be refreshed automatically and the item should be added in the grid.

txtItem.Attributes.Add("onKeyUp", "Javascript:if(document.forms[0].txtItem.value.length==7) { document.forms[0].txtSaleQty.focus();}")

the above code taked the focus to the txtSaleQty textbox when the length is 7. Is possible to do the following:

txtItem.Attributes.Add("onKeyUp", "Javascript:if(document.forms[0].txtItem.value.length==7) { CALL THE VB.NET FUNCTION BINDDATA}")

BINDDATA inserts the record in the database and refreshes the grid.

I tried adding the binddata in the TEXT CHANGED event of the txtItem textbox but the ENTER key has to be pressed to fire that event so that doesn't work for me.

Question by:wilkersons
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softplus earned 2000 total points
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You need to set up a form for data entry, process the form on submit on the server side. You can't call a server-side function directly on the client side. Once you have the form, you can have it do " document.myform.submit(); " (assuming your form is named "myform") when you reach 7 characters.

e.g. (using your forms[0] to access the form)
txtItem.Attributes.Add("onKeyUp", "Javascript:if(document.forms[0].txtItem.value.length==7) { document.forms[0].submit();}")

Does that make sense? :)

Author Comment

ID: 13963775

So adding  this
txtItem.Attributes.Add("onKeyUp", "Javascript:if(document.forms[0].txtItem.value.length==7) { document.forms[0].submit();}")

Should I add the BINDDATA procedure in the text changed event of the txtItem and set autopostback to true??
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Expert Comment

ID: 13963807
Almost :) - Don't autopostback, you're submitting the form so there is no need for that. and yes, put your binddata procedure into the text changed event.

Author Comment

ID: 13968372
That works...thanks!!

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