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Change web form parameter source from querystring to control after form loads.

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Last Modified: 2008-10-01
I would like to open a webform using a query string to pass parameters then allow the user to makes selections from ddls to further filter the form. There will be a gridview on the webform. How would I go about doing this? Thanks for any help.
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You mean you want to select some value in that new webform gridview and return it back to the page for further step???

There are several way doing this, you can simply using javascript to set value for the opener (the page you had this new webform opened). Look at the code example.

If you opened webform is simple, I would recommend you to NOT open a new page, make it a simple div within your original page, and invisible it when inactive, open when you need to.
There are several nice ways to do it. You can take a look at ModalPopupExtender (ajax tool - free)

http://www.asp.net/ajax/ajaxcontroltoolkit/samples/modalpopup/modalpopup.aspx

JINN



In your grid view, one of the button click has this event attribute (javascript)
 
function ReturnvalueToMyPage(valueSelected) {
  if (window.opener && !window.opener.closed)
    window.opener.document.myform.textbox.value = valueSelected;
  window.close();
}

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Jinn, I think maybe I haven't made my question clear enough. I want to open a web form that has a parameterized gridview by passing in parameters using a querystring. Once the new form is open I want to be able to perform a filter of the records by allowing the user to make selections from ddls. The problem is that the datasource for the grid view is configured to accept only query string parameters and I want to know the best way to refresh the page with the new parameters that were selected from the ddls. Should I do a redirect to the same web page with a querystring created from the ddls? Is there a better way that I should look at? Thanks
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