how to use href in Datalist control to use window.open(), without any post back

Posted on 2007-08-08
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Last Modified: 2013-11-05
i want to display some users in a DataList control in such a way that the users should be like a link and upon click there should be a window.open, there should be no post back.

how to do that, i mean how to assign values to the <a href="?"></a>

Question by:apnamian
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use this,

<a href="#" onclick="newwin = window.open('username.html','newwin','width=300,height=100');return false;">username</a>
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VincentPuglia earned 1500 total points
ID: 19655400

  I'm not an Asper, but you might try something like the following:

<a href="#" onclick="newwin = window.open('<%#Container.DataItem("userURL")%>','newwin','width=300,height=100');return false;"><%#Container.DataItem("userName")%></a>

The above presumes your xml page has 2 datasets: userURL & userName.   You may have to fiddle with the quotes and/or possibly add "&" between the html & the asp.

You also might want to consider using the repeater control rather than the dataset constrol, since the latter uutomatically encloses the items within a table and the former leaves you the option of using <ul>s.

Finally, here are two links from W3school:

datalist:  http://www.w3schools.com/aspnet/aspnet_datalist.asp
repeater:  http://www.w3schools.com/aspnet/aspnet_repeater.asp

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