Control visibiliy based on DropDown selection

I have a dropdownlist (DropDownList2), a label (Label1), and a textbox (TextBox7). When the selection in DropDownList2 is "Prop" TextBox7 and Label1 need to be visible. When the selection in DropDownList2 is anything else, TextBox7 and Label1 need to not be visible.
Mike MillerSoftware EngineerAsked:
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guru_samiCommented:
One way is setting AutoPostBack=true like below:

<asp:DropDownList ID="DropDownList2" runat="server"
           onselectedindexchanged="DropDownList2_SelectedIndexChanged">
 </asp:DropDownList>

protected void DropDownList2_SelectedIndexChanged(object sender, EventArgs e)
    {
           if(DropDownList2.SelectedValue=="Prop")
{
//make controls invisible
}
else
{
 // make controls Visible
}

}
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13598Commented:
if (DropDownList2.SelectedValue!="Prop") TextBox7.style.display='none';
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Mike MillerSoftware EngineerAuthor Commented:
Here is what I have so far. Will this work? How do I call it?
</script>
    <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript">
        function invis2() {
            if (DropDownList2.SelectedValue != "Prop") {
             document.getElementById('TextBox7').style.visibility = 'Hidden';
             document.getElementById('Label1').style.visibility = 'Hidden';
        }
            else {
            document.getElementById('TextBox7').style.visibility = 'Visible';
            document.getElementById('Label1').style.visibility = 'Visible';
        }
</script>

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13598Commented:
You can try this:
<asp:DropDownList ID="DropDownList2" runat="server"
AutoPostBack="false" OnChange="invis2();";>

style.visibility doesn't work with every browser style.display  does.
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guru_samiCommented:
if you want to javascript way..you nedd to get the ddl element first..like:

function invis2() {
             var ddl = document.getElementById('DropDownList2');
             if (ddl.value != "Prop") {
                       document.getElementById('TextBox7').style.visibility = 'Hidden';
                 document.getElementById('Label1').style.visibility = 'Hidden';
             }
             else {
                 document.getElementById('TextBox7').style.visibility = 'Visible';
                 document.getElementById('Label1').style.visibility = 'Visible';
               }
         }
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Mike MillerSoftware EngineerAuthor Commented:
I got it to work with visibility but not with display


<asp:DropDownList ID="DropDownList2" runat="server" Width="325px" OnChange="invis2();"></asp:DropDownList>
    <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript">
        function invis2() {
            var ddl = document.getElementById('DropDownList2');
            if (ddl.value != "Prop") {
                document.getElementById('TextBox7').style.display = 'none';
                document.getElementById('Label1').style.display = 'none';
            }
            else {
                document.getElementById('TextBox7').style.display = 'inline';
                document.getElementById('Label1').style.display = 'inline';
            }
        }
</script>

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guru_samiCommented:
-->but not with display
are you getting any errors?
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Mike MillerSoftware EngineerAuthor Commented:
No, no errors just nothing shows up.
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13598Commented:
Try:
document.getElementById('TextBox7').style.display = '';
                document.getElementById('Label1').style.display = '';
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13598Commented:
Try:
  <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript">
        function invis2() {
            var ddl = document.getElementById('DropDownList2');
            if (ddl.value != "Prop") {
                document.getElementById('TextBox7').style.display = 'none';
                document.getElementById('Label1').style.display = 'none';
            }
            else {
                document.getElementById('TextBox7').style.display = '';
                document.getElementById('Label1').style.display = '';
            }
        }
</script>
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Mike MillerSoftware EngineerAuthor Commented:
Ok I think I may know why it was not working. I was trying to not display TextBox7 and Label1 on load by calling another function. What is the best way for these not to be visible on load?
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13598Commented:
Make their default style.display be none.
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Mike MillerSoftware EngineerAuthor Commented:
Ok maybe that wasn't it then because that's what I did


<body onload='invis();'>
<script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript">
        function invis() {

                document.getElementById('TextBox7').style.display = 'none';
                document.getElementById('Label1').style.display = 'none';
            }
</script>

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13598Commented:
Where do you define your textbox? Define it as style.display = 'none'
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