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Passing Control Value from Control in Tab Container to ObjectDataSource

Using VB.NET, VS2005, ASP.NET 2.0 and Ajax Control Toolkit.

I have a GridView connected to an ObjectDataSource.  The SelectMethod on my ObjectDataSource is expecting a parameter "First_Name" and I want to pass this value from a TextBox (txtFirst_Name) on my form.  The difficulty is that the TextBox is within an ajaxToolkit TabContainer control.

When I go through the SmartTags - Configure Datasource wizard, I identify the Parameter, choose control as the source and the wizard actually shows me "txtFirst_Name" as one of the available controls so I select it.  When I run my application, I get an error that it cannot find "txtFirst_Name".  This makes sense to me as the control is within the panel on the Tab Container.

So, I go back and change the control to "CType(tab.FindControl("txtFirst_Name"), TextBox).Text.Trim".  I know this code works in my code-behind as I use it elsewhere.  Problem is the ObjectDataSource still cannot find the control.

How do I pass in the value to the ObjectDataSource?

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jmarbutt

8/22/2022 - Mon
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