We help IT Professionals succeed at work.
Get Started

How to get reference to nested listview using findcontrol method

mugsey asked
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
I have two listview controls nested

An outer listview and an inner listview

The innerlistview is a set of checkboxes that are populated from a database

I want code that uses the findcontrol method to get a reference to the inner listview so I can loop through all the checkboxes generated from the database and set them to false.

The markup for the controls is below
<asp:ListView ID="outerListView" runat="server" DataKeyNames="Id" OnItemDataBound="outerListView_ItemDataBound">
                            <asp:PlaceHolder ID="itemPlaceholder" runat="server"></asp:PlaceHolder>
                                    <%#Eval("Description") %></legend>
                                <!-- inner listview -->
                                <asp:ListView ID="innerListView" runat="server" DataKeyNames="Id" OnItemDataBound="innerListView_ItemDataBound">
                                        <asp:PlaceHolder ID="itemPlaceholder" runat="server"></asp:PlaceHolder>
                                        <asp:CheckBox ID="_checkBoxField" runat="server" Text='<%#Eval("Description") %>'
                                            OnCheckedChanged="_checkBoxField_CheckedChanged" />
                                        <br />
                                <!-- innerlistview -->

Open in new window

Watch Question
This problem has been solved!
Unlock 1 Answer and 4 Comments.
See Answer
Why Experts Exchange?

Experts Exchange always has the answer, or at the least points me in the correct direction! It is like having another employee that is extremely experienced.

Jim Murphy
Programmer at Smart IT Solutions

When asked, what has been your best career decision?

Deciding to stick with EE.

Mohamed Asif
Technical Department Head

Being involved with EE helped me to grow personally and professionally.

Carl Webster
CTP, Sr Infrastructure Consultant

An Experts Exchange subscription includes unlimited access to online courses.

Get Started
Ask ANY Question

Connect with Certified Experts to gain insight and support on specific technology challenges including:

  • Troubleshooting
  • Research
  • Professional Opinions
Did You Know?

We've partnered with two important charities to provide clean water and computer science education to those who need it most. READ MORE