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AJAX UpdatePanel still posts back entire page!

Posted on 2008-10-23
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I am trying an AJAX example that I got online and everytime i click the button, it is suppose to only update the one label, but instead it does a postback of the entire page (i can see the page flicker as it reloads) and it changes the value of both labels. Can anyone tell me how to get only the label in the updatepanel to update instead of the entire page posting back? I am running Visual Studio 2008 which does have the AJAX controls installed on a Vista machine.

Here is my codebehind file
Partial Class _Default
    Inherits System.Web.UI.Page


    Protected Sub Page_Load(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Me.Load
        lblFirstLoad.Text = DateTime.Now.ToString()
    End Sub


    Protected Sub Button1_Click(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs)
        lblLastUpdated.Text = DateTime.Now.ToString()

    End Sub
End Class

AND BELOW IS MY PAGE DEFAULT.aspx
<%@ Page Language="VB" CodeFile="Default.aspx.vb" Inherits="_Default" %>
 
<%@ Register Assembly="System.Web.Extensions, Version=1.0.61025.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35"
    Namespace="System.Web.UI" TagPrefix="asp" %>
 
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
 
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head runat="server">
    <title>Untitled Page</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
    <div>
        <asp:Label ID="lblNewTickets" runat="server" Text="New Tickets"></asp:Label>
        <asp:Label ID="lblFirstLoad" runat="server" Text="Label"></asp:Label>
        
        
        <asp:ScriptManager ID="smNewTickets" runat="server">
        </asp:ScriptManager>
        
        <asp:UpdatePanel ID="upNewTickets" runat="server">
           <ContentTemplate>
 
               <asp:Label ID="lblLastUpdated" runat="server"></asp:Label>
               <asp:Button ID="Button1" runat="server" Text="Get Tickets" OnClick="Button1_Click" />
 
           </ContentTemplate>
 
            <Triggers>
                <asp:AsyncPostBackTrigger ControlID="Button1" EventName="Click" />
            </Triggers>
 
        </asp:UpdatePanel>
        
      
        
    </div>
 
    </form>
</body>
</html>

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by:David Robitaille
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Page_Load is run at each pust back,  Async or not
this should help

 Protected Sub Page_Load(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Me.Load
      If Not (Page.IsPostBack) Then
        lblFirstLoad.Text = DateTime.Now.ToString()
      end if
    End Sub

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by:David Robitaille
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It will change nothing, but it s how i define a UpdatePanel.
UpdateMode="Conditional" is important if you want to set triggers and i usualy dont set event for a button trigger.
but i m pretty sure the problem was the page_load
 

<asp:UpdatePanel ID="upNewTickets" runat="server"
          UpdateMode="Conditional" ChildrenAsTriggers="False" >
           <ContentTemplate>
 
               <asp:Label ID="lblLastUpdated" runat="server"></asp:Label>
               <asp:Button ID="Button1" runat="server" Text="Get Tickets" OnClick="Button1_Click" />
 
           </ContentTemplate>
 
            <Triggers>
                <asp:AsyncPostBackTrigger ControlID="Button1" />
            </Triggers>
 
        </asp:UpdatePanel>

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by:twcadmin
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But the entire page still posts back! whats the point of an updatepanel then?


I am trying to get  one section of data to update without the whole page flickering. This makes no sense!
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by:David Robitaille
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No, the whole page is not posting back.
The problem is the page is loading at each post back, that s why you should add a "If Not (Page.IsPostBack) Then" in the page load event.
In your case, the  "lblFirstLoad.Text = DateTime.Now.ToString()" line that trigger a full post back after the async post back.


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by:David Robitaille
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So, did that work?
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by:twcadmin
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so then how do i get only the one section to update instead of having the whole page load again? I want to eliminate the flicker of the page loading again like i see with so many other ajax enabled sites.

Otherwise, I could just take out the updatepanel completely and use the if not postback becuase the updatepanel would be useless
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David Robitaille earned 500 total points
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Has i said: ADD the " If Not (Page.IsPostBack) Then" in your page load.
Just test it, you will see that work, you wont get any flicker.
i will send you some justification link later.
 

 

      If Not (Page.IsPostBack) Then
        lblFirstLoad.Text = DateTime.Now.ToString()
      end if

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Thank you very much! When you first said to use if not ispostback i tried it and for some reason it was still flickering and loading the entire page. Now it works. Thanks again!
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