Want to protect your cyber security and still get fast solutions? Ask a secure question today.Go Premium

x
?
Solved

How to Find a Control in the footer of a repeater

Posted on 2006-11-17
3
Medium Priority
?
526 Views
Last Modified: 2012-08-14
I need to access a button control that is located in the footer of a repeater.  Currently I've tried this, which returned an "Object not set to..." error.

Sub someSub()
  CType(myRepeater.FindControl("myButton"), Button).Text = "New Text"
End Sub

Is this actually possible to do from outside the RepeaterItemEventArgs sub?
0
Comment
Question by:Rouchie
3 Comments
 
LVL 3

Accepted Solution

by:
viveksg earned 1200 total points
ID: 17963713

You cannot get the footer item as such outside the reapeteritemeventargs since the header, footer, and separator are not included in the item collection.

So you have to declare a repeateritem variable, assign the footer item to this variable (in itemdatabound) and then use it.

e.g: in C#.

RepeaterItem rpItem;

private void rpItem_ItemDataBound(object sender, RepeaterItemEventArgs e)
{
   if (e.Item.ItemType == ListItemType.Footer)
          rpItem = e.Item;
}

Sub someSub()
  CType(rpItem.FindControl("myButton"), Button).Text = "New Text"
End Sub

0
 
LVL 96

Assisted Solution

by:Bob Learned
Bob Learned earned 400 total points
ID: 17964551
There is a way, using a recursive function, to use FindControl to find a control by ID anywhere in the hierarchy.

Bob
0
 
LVL 33

Assisted Solution

by:raterus
raterus earned 400 total points
ID: 17968259
If you save the UniqueID of the button, say in the viewstate, when the page posts back, you can use Page.FindControl("Controls_Unique_ID") to get a direct reference to it.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Site Down Detector

Helpful to verify reports of your own downtime, or to double check a downed website you are trying to access.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

IntroductionWhile developing web applications, a single page might contain many regions and each region might contain many number of controls with the capability to perform  postback. Many times you might need to perform some action on an ASP.NET po…
The article shows the basic steps of integrating an HTML theme template into an ASP.NET MVC project
Look below the covers at a subform control , and the form that is inside it. Explore properties and see how easy it is to aggregate, get statistics, and synchronize results for your data. A Microsoft Access subform is used to show relevant calcul…
Is your OST file inaccessible, Need to transfer OST file from one computer to another? Want to convert OST file to PST? If the answer to any of the above question is yes, then look no further. With the help of Stellar OST to PST Converter, you can e…
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month14 days, 7 hours left to enroll

581 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question