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Page.FindControl for not a full name

Posted on 2006-06-20
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Hello,

Can I find a control using Page.FindControl() if I don't know the full name? I know only part of it, this part is unique, so it won't appear in any other control id.

thanks,
yurich
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kGenius earned 500 total points
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Haven't tested it, just a thought:

Loop through the controls

Public Function FindControls(ByVal parent As Control) As Control
For each ctrl As Control In parent.Controls
  If ctrl.ID.IndexOf("YOUR PART OF ID") > -1 Then
    return ctrl
    Exit Function
  End If
  If ctrl.HasControls Then
     FindControls(ctrl)
  End If
Next
return Nothing
End Function

maybe still some errors, but it's a first thought
kGenius
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by:Yurich
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I actually started from this iteration, but apparently in my case it's a bit more complicated as I have not asp-control table on my page, where among other controls, asp and html ones, I have my control. So, it should be more thorough iteration first (checking for not asp controls as they can through exceptions), and second I would use it only if I can't find a way to twick this FindControl function.

Thanks,
Yurich
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by:kGenius
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can you post your code?
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by:Yurich
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I guess I'll have to iterate after all...

kG, your function is actually not recursive... it will return the first control that has a matching ID and terminate the recursion on that. If I have my control not first, it will not pick it up.

I found a simple way to work out this by using a few if-elses, but still need to do recursion to reset attributes of all controls of this type to default values.

regards,
yurich
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I've done it some time ago already but never had time to get back to the question. Thank you for your input.
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