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Stop asp.net page postback from javascript

Posted on 2006-10-27
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2011-10-03
Here is my scenario

I have a asp:button and that has a server side click event. The page_load binds a javascript function as attribute for ‘onclick’. The javascript function has does some client side calculations and displays confirm message box. How do I stop the page from posting if the user hits cancel in the confirm box?

-- html
<asp:Button ID="btnSave" runat="server" CssClass="buttonpri" Text="Submit"></asp:Button>

function doSubmit() {
// do client side calculations

var submit = confirm('<display calculated value>. Do you want to submit?')
if (submit)
//do page __postback
//dont submit


--Page_Load event
btnSave.Attributes.Add("onclick", "javascript:doSubmit();")

-- onclick event
Protected Sub btnSave_Click(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles btnSave.Click
End sub
Question by:sansoftura
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Accepted Solution

avanishp earned 1000 total points
ID: 17824769

btnSave.Attributes.Add("onclick", "return doSubmit();")

and in javascript function

function doSubmit() {
// do client side calculations

var submit = confirm('<display calculated value>. Do you want to submit?')
if (submit)
 return true
 return false


Author Comment

ID: 17825657
Thanks! it Worked.

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