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Controls created in Source view do not show up under intellisense

Posted on 2008-06-23
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Greetings all

I have just completed the setting up of a page, done in source view, and using some CSS.

I switched to code-behind to begin with my coding but noticed that many of the controls, particualrly buttons and textboxes) were not showing up under inyellisense.

Is there perhaps something that I need to do before this will work?


In advance, thanks!

   allanmark
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by:allanmark
ID: 21844396
Oops ... should have attache dthe source - please see snippet.
PageFile="~/Scribble01.master" AutoEventWireup="true" CodeFile="Members.aspx.cs" Inherits="Pages_Member_Members" Title="Member Page" %>
<%@ MasterType VirtualPath="~/Scribble01.master" %>
 
<asp:Content ID="Content1" ContentPlaceHolderID="ContentPlaceHolder1" Runat="Server">
 
<div id = "membershipTop">
 
    <div id="memberLog">
    
        <center>
        <asp:LoginStatus ID="loginMember" runat="server" CssClass="loginStatus" OnLoggedOut="loginMember_LoggedOut" />       
 
        <!-- Start: Login control (converted to Template) -->    
        
       <asp:Login ID="logMember" runat="server" CssClass="login" TitleText="Membership Login"
        FailureText="Login attempt was unsuccessful."  UserNameLabelText="Member:"
        PasswordLabelText= "Password:" UserNameRequiredErrorMessage="Member is required." >
        <TitleTextStyle BackColor="CornflowerBlue" Font-Bold="True" />
     <LayoutTemplate>
         <table border="0" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="0" style="border-collapse: collapse">
             <tr>
                 <td>
                     <table border="0" cellpadding="0">
                         <tr>
                             <td align="center" colspan="2" style="font-weight: bold; background-color: cornflowerblue">
                                 Membership Login</td>
                         </tr>
                         <tr>
                             <td align="right">
                                 <asp:Label ID="UserNameLabel" runat="server" AssociatedControlID="UserName">Member:</asp:Label></td>
                             <td>
                                 <asp:TextBox ID="UserName" runat="server"></asp:TextBox>
                                 <asp:RequiredFieldValidator ID="UserNameRequired" runat="server" ControlToValidate="UserName"
                                     ErrorMessage="Member is required." ToolTip="Member is required." ValidationGroup="logDefault">*</asp:RequiredFieldValidator>
                             </td>
                         </tr>
                         <tr>
                             <td align="right">
                                 <asp:Label ID="PasswordLabel" runat="server" AssociatedControlID="Password">Password:</asp:Label></td>
                             <td>
                                 <asp:TextBox ID="Password" runat="server" TextMode="Password"></asp:TextBox>
                                 <asp:RequiredFieldValidator ID="PasswordRequired" runat="server" ControlToValidate="Password"
                                     ErrorMessage="Password is required." ToolTip="Password is required." ValidationGroup="logDefault">*</asp:RequiredFieldValidator>
                             </td>
                         </tr>
                         <tr>
                             <td colspan="2">
                                 <asp:CheckBox ID="RememberMe" runat="server" Text="Remember me next time." />
                             </td>
                         </tr>
                         <tr>
                             <td align="center" colspan="2" style="color: red">
                                 <asp:Literal ID="FailureText" runat="server" EnableViewState="False"></asp:Literal>
                             </td>
                         </tr>
                         <tr>
                             <td align="right" colspan="2">
                                 <asp:Button ID="btnForgot" runat="server" Text="Forgot Password" ValidationGroup="logForgot" OnClick="btnForgot_Click" />
                                 <asp:Button ID="LoginButton" runat="server" CommandName="Login" Text="Log In" ValidationGroup="logDefault" />
                             </td>
                         </tr>
                     </table>
                 </td>
             </tr>
         </table>
     </LayoutTemplate>
    </asp:Login>
        <!-- End: Login control (converted to Template) -->    
        </center>    
    
    <!-- end <div id="memberLog"> -->    
    </div>
    
    <asp:LoginView ID="logViewTop" runat="server"  >        
    
    <AnonymousTemplate>
    <div style ="position: relative; top: opx; width: 76%;">
        <h3>Welcome to our membership page!</h3>
        <p>Please complete the membership application, below, as completely as possible, before submitting.</p>
        <p>Applications are reviewed on a weekly basis. You will be notified via email (sent to the address provided in your application - please ensure that this is correct).</p>
        <p class="smallerFontSize">Note: Membership decisions are, at all times, the prerogative of the committee, whose decision shall be final.</p>              
    </div>
    </AnonymousTemplate>
            
    <LoggedInTemplate>
    <div style ="position: relative; top: opx; width: 76%;">    
        <h3>Welcome!</h3>
        <p>As a logged in member you can use this page to:</p>
        <ul id="memberOptions" type="circle">
            <li>Change your password</li>
            <li>Change your email address</li>
        </ul>
    </div>
    </LoggedInTemplate>
    
    </asp:LoginView>
    <!-- End <LoginView id="logViewTop"> -->
     
<!-- end <div id="membershipTop"> -->        
</div>
 
    
<div id = "membershipBody">
 
     <asp:LoginView ID="logViewBody" runat="server" >
     
        <AnonymousTemplate>
        <center>
        <asp:Panel ID="pnlNonMembership" runat="server" CssClass="membershipPanel" Width="85%">
    
        <!-- Table to sort out the membership application info. -->
        <table id="membershipApp" style="position: relative" >
                <tr>            
                <!-- Row: Name -->
                <td>
	            	<asp:Label ID="lblName" runat="server" CssClass="smallerFontSize" AssociatedControlID="txtName">Name:</asp:Label>
	            </td>
                <td colspan="4">
                    <asp:TextBox ID="txtName" runat="server" Width="140px"></asp:TextBox>		
                    <asp:RequiredFieldValidator ID="rfvName" runat="server" ControlToValidate="txtName"
                        ErrorMessage="*" SetFocusOnError="True" Style="position: relative" ValidationGroup="UserApply"></asp:RequiredFieldValidator></td>            
    	    <!-- End: Row: Name -->
            </tr>
        
    	    <tr>	    
	        <!-- Row: Surname  -->
                <td>
                    <asp:Label ID="lblSurname" runat="server" CssClass="smallerFontSize" AssociatedControlID="txtSurname">Surame:</asp:Label>
                </td>
                <td colspan="4">
                <asp:TextBox ID="txtSurname" runat="server" Width="180px"></asp:TextBox>
                <asp:RequiredFieldValidator ID="rfvSurname" runat="server" ControlToValidate="txtSurname"
                        ErrorMessage="*" SetFocusOnError="True" Style="position: relative" ValidationGroup="UserApply"></asp:RequiredFieldValidator></td>            
    	    <!-- End: Row: Surname -->
            </tr>
       
            <tr>        
        	<!-- Row: Blank -->
                <td colspan="5" height="12"></td>
            </tr>
        
            <tr>                
    	    <!-- Row: DOB -->
                <td>
		            <asp:Label ID="lblDob" runat="server" CssClass="smallerFontSize" AssociatedControlID="txtDob">BirthDate:</asp:Label>
                </td>
                <td colspan="4">
	    	        <asp:TextBox ID="txtDob" runat="server" Width="120px"></asp:TextBox>
	    	        <asp:RequiredFieldValidator ID="rfvDob" runat="server" ControlToValidate="txtDob"
                        ErrorMessage="*" SetFocusOnError="True" Style="position: relative" ValidationGroup="UserApply"></asp:RequiredFieldValidator></td>            
	        <!-- End: Row: DOB -->
            </tr>
 
            <tr>                
	        <!-- Row: Blank -->
                <td colspan="5" height="12"></td>
	        </tr>
 
            <tr>        
	        <!-- Row: User1 -->
                <td>
		            <asp:Label ID="lblUser1" runat="server" CssClass="smallerFontSize" AssociatedControlID="txtUser1">Username (preferred):</asp:Label>
                </td>
                <td colspan="4">
		            <asp:TextBox ID="txtUser1" runat="server" Width="120px"></asp:TextBox>
		            <asp:RequiredFieldValidator ID="rfvUser1" runat="server" ControlToValidate="txtUser1"
                        ErrorMessage="*" SetFocusOnError="True" Style="position: relative" ValidationGroup="UserApply"></asp:RequiredFieldValidator></td>            
	        <!-- End: Row" User1 -->
            </tr>
 
            <tr>        
	        <!-- Row: User2 -->
                <td>
    		<asp:Label ID="lblUser2" runat="server" CssClass="smallerFontSize" AssociatedControlID="txtUser2">Username (alternate):</asp:Label>
                </td>
                <td colspan="4">
		            <asp:TextBox ID="txtUser2" runat="server" Width="120px"></asp:TextBox>
		            <asp:RequiredFieldValidator ID="rfvUser2" runat="server" ControlToValidate="txtUser2"
                        ErrorMessage="*" SetFocusOnError="True" Style="position: relative" ValidationGroup="UserApply"></asp:RequiredFieldValidator></td>            
	        <!-- End: Row: User2 -->
            </tr>
        
            <tr>                
	        <!-- Row: Blank  -->
                <td colspan="5" height="12"></td>
            </tr>
        
            <tr>                
	        <!-- Row: Email -->
                <td>
		            <asp:Label ID="lblEmail" runat="server" CssClass="smallerFontSize" AssociatedControlID="txtEmail">Email:</asp:Label>
                </td>
                <td colspan="4">
	    	        <asp:TextBox ID="txtEmail" runat="server" Width="200px"></asp:TextBox>
	    	        <asp:RequiredFieldValidator ID="rfvEmail" runat="server" ControlToValidate="txtEmail"
                        ErrorMessage="*" SetFocusOnError="True" Style="position: relative" ValidationGroup="UserApply"></asp:RequiredFieldValidator></td>            
    	    <!-- End: Row: Email -->
            </tr>
        
            <tr>                
	        <!-- Row: ConfirmEmail -->
                <td>
		            <asp:Label ID="lblConfEmail" runat="server" CssClass="smallerFontSize" AssociatedControlID="txtConfEmail">Confirm Email:</asp:Label>
                </td>
                <td colspan="4">
		            <asp:TextBox ID="txtConfEmail" runat="server" Width="200px"></asp:TextBox>
		            <asp:RequiredFieldValidator ID="rfvEmailConf" runat="server" ControlToValidate="txtConfEmail"
                        ErrorMessage="*" SetFocusOnError="True" Style="position: relative" ValidationGroup="UserApply"></asp:RequiredFieldValidator></td>            
    	    <!-- End: Row: ConfirmEmail -->
            </tr>
        
            <tr>                
	        <!-- Row: Blank -->
                <td colspan="5" height="12"></td>
            </tr>
        
            <tr>                
	        <!-- Row: Message -->
                <td>
    		        <asp:Label ID="lblMessage" runat="server" CssClass="smallerFontSize" AssociatedControlID="txtMessage">Message:</asp:Label>
                </td>
                <td colspan="4">
		            <asp:TextBox ID="txtMessage" runat="server" TextMode="MultiLine" Width="620px" Height="200px"></asp:TextBox>
                </td>
	        <!-- End: Row: Message -->
            </tr>
 
            <tr>                
	        <!-- Row: Blank  -->
                <td colspan="5" height="12"></td>
            </tr>
              
            <tr>                
	        <!-- Row: Sample -->
                <td>
		            <asp:Label ID="lblSample" runat="server" CssClass="smallerFontSize" AssociatedControlID="txtSample">Sample of your writing:</asp:Label>
                </td>
                <td>
	    	        <asp:TextBox ID="txtSample" runat="server" TextMode="MultiLine" Width="620px" Height="350px"></asp:TextBox>
	    	        <asp:RequiredFieldValidator ID="rfvSample" runat="server" ControlToValidate="txtSample"
                        ErrorMessage="*" SetFocusOnError="True" Style="position: relative" ValidationGroup="UserApply"></asp:RequiredFieldValidator></td>            
                <td colspan="3">
                    <center>
                    <asp:Button ID="btnUpLoad" runat="server" Text="Upload text file" Tooltip="Currently only text files accepted"/>     
                        <asp:Button ID="Button1" runat="server" Style="position: relative" Text="Button" />
                    <br/>           
                    <br/>           
                    <asp:Button ID="btnClear" runat="server" Text="Clear sample" ToolTip="Clears all text from the sample"/>                
                    </center>
                </td>            
	        <!-- End: Row: Sample -->
            </tr>              
              
            <tr>                
	        <!-- Row: Blank -->
                <td colspan="5" style="height: 10px"></td>
            </tr>
    
        <!-- End: table id="membershipApp". -->
        </table>     
    
        <asp:Button ID="btnSubmitApp" runat="server" Text="Submit Application" ValidationGroup="UserApply" Font-Bold="True" Font-Size="Larger" ForeColor="Red" />
    
        </asp:Panel>
 
     
        </center>       
        <!-- end - AnonymousTemplate for LoginView: logViewBody -->
        </AnonymousTemplate>                        
        
        <LoggedInTemplate>        
 
        <center>
        <asp:Panel ID="pnlMembership" runat="server" CssClass="membershipPanel" Width="400px">
 
        <table id="tblLoggedIn"   style="position: relative">
            <tr>
                <td style="width: 110px">
                <asp:Label ID="lblUser" runat="server" CssClass="smallerFontSize" >Username: </asp:Label>
                </td>
                <td style="width: 240px">
                <asp:Label ID="lblUsername" runat="server" CssClass="labelHighlighted"></asp:Label>
                </td>
            </tr>
            <tr>
                <td colspan="2" height="12px"></td>
            </tr>            
            <tr>
                <td style="width: 110px; height: 30px;">
                <asp:Label ID="lblPassword" runat="server" AssociatedControlId="txtPassword" CssClass="smallerFontSize" TextMode="Password">New password: </asp:Label>
                </td>
                <td style="width: 240px; height: 30px;">
                <asp:TextBox ID="txtPassword" runat="server" Width="110px" TextMode="Password"></asp:TextBox>
                </td>
            </tr>
            <tr>
                <td style="width: 110px">
                <asp:Label ID="lblPassConf" runat="server" AssociatedControlId="txtPassConfirm" CssClass="smallerFontSize">Comfirm password:</asp:Label>
                </td>
                <td style="width: 240px">
                <asp:TextBox ID="txtPassConfirm" runat="server" Width="110px" TextMode="Password"></asp:TextBox>
                </td>
            </tr>
            <tr>
                <td colspan="2" height="12px"></td>
            </tr>            
            <tr>
                <td style="width: 110px">
                <asp:Label ID="lblEmail" runat="server" AssociatedControlId="txtEmail" CssClass="smallerFontSize">Email: </asp:Label>
                </td>
                <td style="width: 240px">
                <asp:TextBox ID="txtEmail" runat="server" Width="240px"></asp:TextBox>
                </td>
            </tr>
            <tr>
                <td style="width: 110px">
                <asp:Label ID="lblConfEmail" runat="server" AssociatedControlId="lblConfEmail" CssClass="smallerFontSize">Confirm Email: </asp:Label>
                </td>
                <td style="width: 240px">
                <asp:TextBox ID="txtConfirmEmail" runat="server" Width="240px"></asp:TextBox>
                </td>
            </tr>
            <tr>
            <!-- Row: Blank -->
            <td colspan="2" style="height: 10px"></td>
            </tr>
        </table>
        
        <asp:Button ID="btnSubmitChanges" runat="server" Text="Submit Changes" Font-Bold="True" Font-Size="Larger" ForeColor="Red"  />        
        
        </asp:Panel>
        </center>
        
         <!-- end - LoggedInTemplate for LoginView: logViewBody -->
        </LoggedInTemplate>
     
 
     </asp:LoginView>
     <!-- End <LoginView id="logViewBody"> -->     
     
 
 
<!-- end <div id="membershipTop"> -->        
</div>
 
</asp:Content>

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by:NazoUK
ID: 21844505
I think the problem is that all your controls are inside templated controls. To access these controls from code you'd need to use the findcontrol method of the templated control they are inside, you can't access directly from your code, hence they don't show up in intellisense.

For example to access the UserName textbox inside logMember you'd write something like:

TextBox tb = (TextBox) logMember.FindControl("UserName");

The variable tb then references the textbox you want and you can access it's properties using this.
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by:allanmark
ID: 21844551
Thanks 4 the quick response!

I suppose my  question, before I go further,  should be: is the way I have done this page Ok? Or is it bad? Do I need to redo it?

If the page passes, then I need to do a FindControl for each field, since I will be using all of them. Woudl it be acceptable to call a routine from my pageLoad (see snippet) or is teher a better way?
protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
{
   ...............
   CreateAccessibles()
 
}
 
protected void CreateACcessibles()
{
  TextBox tbUser = (TextBox) logMember.FindControl("UserName");
  TextBox tbName = (TextBox) logMember.FindControl("txtName");
  TextBox tbSurname = (TextBox) logMember.FindControl("txtSrname");
  ............
  .............
}

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NazoUK earned 1000 total points
ID: 21844798
To be honest I haven't used the login controls a lot but the way you've done things seems pretty reasonable to me.

I don't see anything wrong with creating a function to do the work of assigning all your textboxes to variables. You'd need to make them global variables though, so they can be accessed inside any function. Put your variable definitions at the top of your codefile outside any method definitions (but inside the class definition):

TextBox tbUser = null;

Then inside CreateAccessibles:

tbUser = (TextBox) logMember.FindControl("UserName");
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by:allanmark
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Many thanks!!!
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