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ASP.Net: Please leave my field names alone

Posted on 2006-11-14
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I have a hidden field in my code... One in is an html input field and the other is an asp:hiddenfield object...

Both of them, when I wrote my page, had nice names... When I view the source, ASP.Net has "nicely" changed these names to...

"ctl00$ContentPlaceHolder1$InputCategoryName"

and such like.

How do I get it to leave my code alone?
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Question by:Tentux
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DonKyles earned 1000 total points
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I think you are using MasterPage in this application.
"ctl00$ContentPlaceHolder1$InputCategoryName" is the name of that field show on client side.
If you want to use client side script (such as Javascript), you have to use that long name to run the script, for example document.form1.ctl00$ContentPlaceHolder1$InputCategoryName.value

Then only way to get rid of this stupid name is take out the MasterPage.
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by:kumar_jac
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Hi,
 If you put it under the container it will change the name. To get that client name of the fields

use the control.ClientID in server side and pass the value to client side and use it in client side

Example

Page1.aspx.cs

btnSubmit.Attributes.Add("onlcik", "Javascript:fnShow(' " + txtName.ClientId + "');" );

in

Page.aspx

Js function

function fnShow(id)
{

        alert(document.getElementById(id).value); //use like this.
}


regards,

Krishna kumar.M
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by:DonKyles
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Another way is using header and footer instead of MasterPage.
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by:Tentux
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Wouldn't have accepted the "Solution" personally. Thanks for forcing it upon me, now I know what I need to do. :P
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