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Using a dynamic Controls ID as TargetID for ModalPopupExtender


I have a number of dynamically generated buttons added to an ajax accordion. I also have a modalPopup extender to popup a panel. I want the dynamic buttons to popup the panel. Currently I have the following: (default)

<ajaxToolkit:ModalPopupExtender ID="ModalPopupExtender1" runat="server" TargetControlID="Button1"

I want to be able todo something like:

<ajaxToolkit:ModalPopupExtender ID="ModalPopupExtender1" runat="server" TargetControlID=AccordionPane1.Controls(0).Controls

or other, if you can think of a better way of doing this please let me know. Basically I have a number of SupportJobs which are represented by the buttons on the accordion panel, added dynamically based on an SQL query. I then want to be able to pop the modal panel by pressing one of the buttons which lets you edit the details of each job, I will have to pass in the JOBID to the panel which is stored as the text property on each button.

Thanks in advance.

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Steve_BuckAuthor Commented:
I have a fix I worked out myself!

At the point I add the button I add a handler event:

Public Function CreateButton()
 Dim a As New Button
AddHandler a.Click, AddressOf AddDynBtnEvtHdr
End Function

Public Sub AddDynBtnEvtHdr
Dim mpe As AjaxControlToolkit.ModalPopupExtender = UpdatePanel1.ContentTemplateContainer.FindControl("ModalPopupExtender1")
End Sub

As you can see above I then just call the show method and bingo! it pops the form. I can pass into the session the JobID so I can edit a specific job on the modal panel.

Hope this might help someone.
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