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Change hyperlink to linkbutton to pass parameter

Posted on 2010-04-06
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Last Modified: 2013-12-20
I need help writing a LinkButton from a DetailsView to render another page in a popup window.  The following ASP.NET 2.0 shows the query string I'm trying to pass.  It works just fine, but Ionly with a literal (...FacilityID=240).  

<a href="javascript:;" onclick="javascript:window.open('FacilityImages.aspx?Table=CertificationCriteria2_FacilityImages&FacilityImages_FacilityID=240','','left=600px, top=100px, width=540px, height=600px, scrollbars=yes, status=no, resizable=yes');return false;">Test</a>

I tried using {0}:

<a href="javascript:;" onclick="javascript:window.open('FacilityImages.aspx?Table=CertificationCriteria2_FacilityImages&FacilityImages_FacilityID={0}','','left=600px, top=100px, width=540px, height=600px, scrollbars=yes, status=no, resizable=yes');return false;">Test</a>

And <%# Eval(“FacilityID”)%>

<a href="javascript:;" onclick="javascript:window.open('FacilityImages.aspx?Table=CertificationCriteria2_FacilityImages&FacilityImages_FacilityID=<%# Eval(“FacilityID”)%>,'','left=600px, top=100px, width=540px, height=600px, scrollbars=yes, status=no, resizable=yes');return false;">Test</a>

To no avail.  Please help.
Question by:mikrojones
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Author Comment

ID: 29935219
I need to do the same thing for a HyperLink control, i.e., create a LinkButton control that passes two parameters to another Web page in a popup.  The following works but the user may lose context:

<asp:HyperLinkField DataNavigateUrlFields="FacilityID,MeterID," DataNavigateUrlFormatString="~/MeterImages.aspx?Table=MeterSpecification_MeterImages&amp;MeterImages_FacilityID={0}&amp;MeterImages_MeterID={1}" Text="Submit photograph(s)"></asp:HyperLinkField>
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Expert Comment

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--?The following works but the user may lose context:
You mean popup?
Did you try setting the property Target="_blank" ?

Author Comment

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I think my question was a little confusing.  I need a popup so the user will be aware s/he has two windows open.  Previously, I used a hyperlink to open another page in the same window, and the user may forget s/he needs to go back to the previous page.  Thanks.
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Accepted Solution

guru_sami earned 750 total points
ID: 30310405
--->I need a popup so the user will be aware s/he has two windows open.
HyperLink and HyperLinkField both has a property named - "Target".
Set it to "_blank" and when user click on hyperlink ...it will open in different window i.e. popup...

another way if you want to use LinkButton will be injecting javascript from code-behind upon button click like shown here:

Author Closing Comment

ID: 32653050
Link to article on injecting javascript into ASP .NET 2.0 Web pages was instructive.  It helped me solve the question.

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