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Setting focus after postback

Posted on 2008-10-13
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Hi,

I have looked on the net for examples of what I am trying to do, but needing help. Basically After a postback (note this could be from buttons to lstbox item changed)

Once this is done, I would like to set the browser to focus on a certain area. Does not need to have an active curson in a text box for example.

Any help to get this sorted, will be appreciated.

Regards,

intorlux

ASP.Net C#
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by:ajolly
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do you want to focus some specific control?
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by:introlux
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i.e. the gridview, or where the button was clicked, or even a text box.

These type of items
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by:ajolly
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use TextBox1.Focus();
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by:introlux
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What would you do with a gridview?
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by:ajolly
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GridView1.Focus();
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by:introlux
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the gridview does not work. keeps browser at top screen
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by:ajolly
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or alternatively you can use:

Write following function in your codebehind and for every control call this function which needs to be focused.

private void Set_Focus(string controlname)
{
string strScript;
strScript = "<script language=javascript> document.all('" + controlname + "').focus() </script>";
RegisterStartupScript("focus", strScript);
}

Source: http://forums.devarticles.com/net-development-43/setting-textbox-focus-in-c-56162.html
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ajolly earned 500 total points
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okay ... understood.

for that you need to maintain your scroll position on postback
@Page maintainScrollPositionOnPostBack="true"
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by:introlux
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Error:

CS1501: No overload for method 'Set_Focus' takes '0' arguments

Set_Focus();
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by:ajolly
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avoid javascript method for now.
Implement the scroll position method.


for information:
To make the javascript work, you need to pass the client id of the control that you want to set focus as an argument.
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by:introlux
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Thank you! This does more or less what I need. As I can use the other method such as txtText1.focus(); if i need a text box curser in there. Thanks again for your help!
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