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.NET Set DetailsView TextBox using Javascript

Posted on 2006-05-16
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Last Modified: 2008-01-09
I have a  DetailsViews control which has a set of  5 CheckBoxes and a common hidden Textbox.

Here is my goal ( could someone show me  the code to get this done):

When any CheckBox is checked (using "onCheckedChanged") I want to set the word "true" in the common hidden TextBox.

However if none of the CheckBoxes are checked I want the hidden textbox text to be set to "null" or "" . I am using
this hidden TextBox as a means to validate if any of the checkboxes were checked.

1) I managed to call a common javascript function as follows, but don't know how to set the hidden TextBox from
within the javascript function.

if (!IsPostBack)
   CheckBox cb1 = (CheckBox) DetailsView1.FindControl("CheckBox1");
   cb1.Attributes.Add("OnClick", "javascript:setcheckboxvalidate();");
   ditto for all 5 checkboxes

function setcheckboxvalidate(){

this is where I am stuck??  I don't know how to check the status of each of the 5 checkboxes
and  set the common DetailsView1 hidden textbox " true"  if any check box is checked  or  "null" "" if none of the
checkboxes are checked.

var ctchecked1 = document.getElementById( ??????);

          if(ctchecked1)              ??hiddentextbox="true"


            <asp:TemplateField HeaderText="First Name" >
                <asp:TextBox   id="firstnametxt"
                     Runat="Server" />
                    Runat="Server" />

            <asp:TemplateField HeaderText=" chbox2" >
        <asp:CheckBox id="ckbox2" Runat="Server" />

           etc for the other 3 checkkboxes

           <asp:TextBox   id="hiddentxt"

                     Runat="Server" />

        <asp:CommandField ShowInsertButton="True"
        InsertText="Add Person" />

<asp:SqlDataSource ID="PersonSource" runat="server" ConnectionString="<%$ ConnectionStrings:Person %>"

   InsertCommand="INSERT INTO persons firstname,checkbox1Column,checkbox2Column, etc) VALUES (@firstname, @checkbox1value,@checkbox2value, etc...)" >

HELP! ( and thanks for any and all input here)
Question by:RSSIAdmin
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raterus earned 2000 total points
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Do you know how to get the ClientID of these checkboxes?, it's almost required when you are in a detailsview and other databound controls.

My suggestion would be to use the ClientID in yoursetcheckboxvalidate(); function (or somewhere else), something like this,

CheckBox cb1 = (CheckBox) DetailsView1.FindControl("CheckBox1");
cb1.Attributes.Add("OnClick", "javascript:setcheckboxvalidate('" + cb1.ClientID + "');");

if you view the rendered source now, you'll see check checkbox's id sent to this function where you can use document.getElementByID() to get a reference to the control in javascript.

Hope this gets you started as to how to get at these checkbox values in javascript!

Author Comment

ID: 16694579

Now? please tell me how to access to access the DetailsView hiddentext box in my javascript function below.

(I plan to have one javascript function (setcheckboxvalidate#1,#2,# etc) per each of the 5 checkboxes in my validation scheme)

function setcheckboxvalidate#1(){

CheckBox cb11 = document.getElementByID("cb1") ;

 if(cb11.Checked)  DetailsView1.hiddentextbox1="true"
else  DetailsView1.hiddentextbox1=null



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Expert Comment

ID: 16698304
Did you figure this last question out RSSIAdmin?

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