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How do I set focus to the first input field when I edit a row in GridView?

Posted on 2006-07-11
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I want to set focus to the first input field in the row when the user selects "edit". I tried adding:
Control input1 = GridView1.Rows[e.NewEditIndex].Cells[7].Controls[0];
to the Rowediting event handler but this doesn't work because none of the Cells have controls.
So I tried :
GridView1.Rows[e.NewEditIndex].Cells[7].Focus();
but that didn't appear to do anything.
I guess I'm barking up the wrong tree. Any ideas?
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Try using

gridview1.focus

This should set the focus to the first focasable cell inside that control.
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I tried that in the RowEditing event handler and the PageLoad event handler without success. Any opther ideas?
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GridView1.Focus() doesn't work because my text box is not the first focussable cell - both the Sort headings and the Edit buttons can be focussed on too

But your link led me to the solution - I prefer the shorter C# solution to the longer VB solution containing javascript..
I've been trying to access the textbox control in the wrong event - should be on RowDataBinding:    

protected void GridView1_RowDataBound(object sender, GridViewRowEventArgs e)
    {
        if (e.Row.RowType == DataControlRowType.DataRow && (e.Row.RowState
        & DataControlRowState.Edit) != 0)
        {
            Control c = e.Row.Cells[6].Controls[0];
            c.Focus();
            //Next line is another way of setting focus
            //this.SetFocus(c.ClientID);
        }
    }

Many thanks

Colin

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