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Persist a custom object across a postback

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I have a custom object that contains other custom objects. I would like to persist it across a postback.

The parent object is a user profile object that contains a phone object, address object ect.

The application runs on a webfarm so I don't think I should use the session variable.

I tried View State but received an error related to serialization.

What do you suggest?

Thanks!
Bob
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by:jmwheeler
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What I typically do with dynamically added controls is to add them in my Page_Load procedure.  This will add the controls when the page loads and on every post back.  Also, if you give them the same ID each time the information entered in to the controls should repopulate from ViewState.
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by:lateapex
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jmwheeler,

This is not a control, it's a custom object that has previously been populated with data.

Thanks!
bob
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jmwheeler earned 2000 total points
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Oh, sorry.

Add the [Serializable] attribute above to class declaration.

ex:

[Serializable]
public class MyClass
{

}
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Thank you
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