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VB.Net/ASP.Net - Programatically Enable HTML button

Posted on 2005-05-10
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Hello,

I have a page that has both asp:buttons and HTML buttons.  The page does a Search.  When I first display the search page, all buttons (both asp and html) are disabled.   See example below:
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<asp:button id="BtnDelete" CommandName="Delete" tabIndex="15" runat="server" ForeColor="Crimson" Text=" Delete "
      Enabled="False" CssClass="ButtonClass"></asp:button>

<input class="ButtonClass" id="BtnDuplicate" onclick="javascript:BtnDuplicate_Click()"                               disabled tabIndex="16" type="button" value="Duplicate >>" width="70px">

<asp:button id="BtnClear" CommandName="Clear" tabIndex="17" runat="server" width="90px" Text="Clear Form"  
               Enabled="False" CssClass="ButtonClass"></asp:button>
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Once the Search is successful, I need to open up (Enable) all the buttons.  

My question is on the HTML Input button (BtnDuplicate - the 2nd one above) which is set to 'disabled' in the .aspx.   For ASP buttons, I know how to enable them (BtnDelete.Enabled = True), BUT HOW DO I PROGRAMATICALLY ENABLE A HTML BUTTON ???
I don't have an 'event' to go after either, the BtnDuplicate needs to be enabled after the search is performed and the record is successfully found on the database. Help, please...msyed1.
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For this example, you would need a variable in code behind called mButtonsDisabled.  If true or false when the page is rendered, it will dynamically add/leave out the disabled attribute.

<input class="ButtonClass" id="BtnDuplicate" onclick="javascript:BtnDuplicate_Click()"                          <%=iif(mButtonsDisabled, "Disabled", "" %>  tabIndex="16" type="button" value="Duplicate >>" width="70px">

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Correction, missed the closing bracket.

<input class="ButtonClass" id="BtnDuplicate" onclick="javascript:BtnDuplicate_Click()"  
            <%=iif(mButtonsDisabled, "Disabled", "") %>  tabIndex="16" type="button" value="Duplicate >>" width="70px">
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Note that the variable should be Public...
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