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Adding a Javascript Confirm function on a submit button

Posted on 2006-11-26
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I have a page in my application that has required fields on it. The required field validator work fine (client side) until I put the confirm function on the "onclientclick" attribute of the linkbutton.

when I click the submit link button with the js confirm script on the button, the confirm pops up but the validators do not show and if you click ok on the pop up the form submits even if the required field is empty.

linkbutton looks like this.
<asp:linkbutton id="lnkBtnSubmit" .... onclientclick="return confirmAction("Are you sure you want to submit this form. Click OK to proceed.")" onclick="lnkBtnSubmit_Click" />

Javascript function:
<script>
 
function confirmAction(message){

  return confirm(message);

}
</script>
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Question by:scaldwe
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Sammy earned 250 total points
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try this in your page load

lnkBtnSubmit.Attributes.Add("onclick","javascript:confirmAction('Are you sure you want to submit this form. Click OK to proceed.');");


one more option to try is removing "return" and using
<asp:linkbutton id="lnkBtnSubmit" .... onclientclick="confirmAction("Are you sure you want to submit this form. Click OK to proceed.");" onclick="lnkBtnSubmit_Click" />

HTH
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by:orbulat
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u can try in code behind

lnkBtnSubmit.Attributes.Add("onClick"," return confirmAction('Are you sure you want to submit this form. Click OK to proceed.');");
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by:satish_nagdev
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hi,
could you try this please

<asp:linkbutton id="lnkBtnSubmit" .... onclientclick="if (confirmAction("Are you sure you want to submit this form. Click OK to proceed.")==false return false;" onclick="lnkBtnSubmit_Click" />

regards,
satish.
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by:scaldwe
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Thanks Sammy and satish .. both work great, sammy was just first for the points.

It seems the return statement was weirdly causing the validators not to activate or something.

thanks again.
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by:scaldwe
ID: 18021417
Ok .. a new issua has arose ...

By taking out the return in the above solutions, the validators work and keep the form from submitting when they click OK. On the other hand if the cancel button is clicked on the confirm pop up, The validators still work and will not submit the form if the page is invalid, but if the page's required fields are all filled in( page is valid) it still submits the form.

Any Ideas
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by:Sammy
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This works

<script type="text/javascript">
function confirmAction(message){
  if (!confirm(message))
  {
   return false ;  
   }
  else {
   return Page_ClientValidate();  //included in the framework and added whenever you use any validation controls
    }
  }
    </script>

your code behind should be
lnkBtnSubmit.Attributes.Add("onclick" , "return confirmAction('Are you sure you want to submit this form. Click OK to proceed.');");
this way if the user clicks on OK or Cancel and the validation is not met, postback will not happen and if they click Ok they have to meet the validation rules or the page will not postback

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by:scaldwe
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Sammy friggin rules!!! Thanks for the input. It works perfecto
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You welcome. Glad I was of help
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