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Access Html control in code behind

kdeutsch
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I usually use all asp control but supporting others code and I need to know how to access a html control in my code behind.  Here is the control name
<DIV id="divAdmin" style="DISPLAY: inline"></DIV>
I put the run at server
<DIV id="divAdmin" style="DISPLAY: inline" runat="server"></DIV>
it shows up in code behind as such
 Protected WithEvents divAdmin As System.Web.UI.HtmlControls.HtmlGenericControl

But when I try to get the text of the control I cannot access it when I do a
Dim Name as string = divAdmin ?????

nothing I choose lets me get the text in there.
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You want to access it in C# ?

If so, check out the panel control.  It works a lot like a div. If you need to add controls, check out the place holder control.  You can add controls to a place holder, a panel is just a way of wrapping the controls.

<asp:panel runat="server" id="mypnl">
<table> </table>
<asp:paenl>

code:
mypanel.Visible = false;

would hide your table.
if you wane specfic text:

<asp:panel>
<asp:label id="usethislabeltogetthetext">some stuff</asp:label>
</asp:panel>

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I know I can access asp labels but can I get acces to a div with text that was placed in it.  The way it was coded was with div satements and then the coder put text in it.  I put in runat server but I still cannot seem to get the text out of the control.  It looks like I am going to have to recode and put in an asp label control.
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Well lots of recoding to do now.
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