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passing the position of a div tag to the server

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Is there a simple way of getting the position of a div tag passed to the server so I can save it for later use.
I will be allowing the div to positioned using javascript (I will know the id of the div).

I have one idea of how to do it, but I would like a few suggestions to see if it they are along my line of thoughts.

Thanks

Jetforce
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by:Bob Learned
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Does the <div> element have an ID and a runat="server" attribute?

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by:JetForce
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The LearnedOne,
It has indeed.
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by:Bob Learned
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C# example:

        HtmlContainerControl div = (HtmlContainerControl)this.FindControl("div1");

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by:JetForce
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OK
 I understand how to get the control, but how do I get its position on the form, ie top, left etc

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by:Bob Learned
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HtmlContainerControl div = (HtmlContainerControl)this.FindControl("div1");
string left = div.Style["LEFT"];
string top = div.Style["TOP"];

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by:JetForce
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that is fine, but it does not give me the new position where it has been moved to.

"I will be allowing the div to positioned using javascript!"

I only get the original position

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by:Bob Learned
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If you need to pass a value from client-side JavaScript to server-side code-behind, you could use a hidden element.

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by:JetForce
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exactly what I have done, but I was wondering if there was a more elegant way

thanks
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If you are looking for a more elegant way, I wouldn't have it.

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by:JetForce
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Bob,
  thanks for you help,

Jetforce
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