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Posted on 2006-11-09
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I have a wizard control and I need to hide and show the buttons at certain points. Here is what I have tried, but it doesn't work:

private void ShowHideWizardButtons(bool ShowBack, bool ShowNext, bool ShowSaveAndExit)
    {
        ((Button)ProjectWizard.FindControl("StepNavigationTemplateContainerID$StepPreviousButton")).Visible = ShowBack;
        ((Button)ProjectWizard.FindControl("StepNavigationTemplateContainerID$StepNextButton")).Visible = ShowNext;
        ProjectWizard.DisplayCancelButton = ShowSaveAndExit;
    }


private void ShowHideWizardButtons(bool ShowBack, bool ShowNext, bool ShowSaveAndExit)
    {
        ((Button)ProjectWizard.FindControl("StepPreviousButton")).Visible = ShowBack;
        ((Button)ProjectWizard.FindControl("StepNextButton")).Visible = ShowNext;
        ProjectWizard.DisplayCancelButton = ShowSaveAndExit;
    }


Any ideas?
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by:Bob Learned
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What is not working?  FindControl?

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by:strickdd
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It is not hiding the buttons. The second one says the control doesn't exist.
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by:Bob Learned
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The wizard control does a lot of stuff in the background that is not always readily available to override.  Maybe the fact that this doesn't work is because there is code that re shows the button at the wrong time.  A lot of times this is a timing issue, and not always easy to find a solution.

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by:rawlinpa
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Manually loop through the controls on the page searching for one with ID of the wizard control button and set that to be visible or not
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rawlinpa,
   Do you have any Utilities to do this "FindControl" strategy?
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public static System.Web.UI.Control FindControl(Type ControlType, System.Web.UI.ControlCollection Controls)
{
      for (int counter = 0; counter < Controls.Count; ++counter) // loop through each control in the control collection
      {
            if (Controls[counter].GetType() == ControlType) //see if the current control is a match
            {
                  return Controls[counter];
            }
            else if (Controls[counter].Controls.Count > 0) // check the child controls
            {
                  System.Web.UI.Control FoundControl = FindControl(ControlType, Controls[counter].Controls); // recursive call to check child controls

                  if (FoundControl != null) // control found in child's controls
                  {
                        return FoundControl;
                  }
            }
      }

      return null;
}
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by:strickdd
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Perfect, I didn't even think of that!
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