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Cannot make master page button click default button

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mugseyFlag for United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland asked on
.NET ProgrammingASP.NETVisual Basic.NET
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I cannot get a search button to fire using the enter key as oppose to clicking the button on a master page.

Here I have the button set as default in the master page form



<form id="form1" runat="server" defaultbutton="_searchButton">

Then in the master page here is the button and search textbox


  <div id="search">
                    <div class='searchbox'>
                        <label>
                            <asp:TextBox ID="_searchTextBox" runat="server" CssClass="input2" AutoPostBack="true">Search for activity</asp:TextBox>
                        </label>
                        <asp:ImageButton ID="_searchButton" runat="server" CssClass="submit" ImageUrl="images/search_btn.gif"
                            OnClick="_searchButton_Click" AltText="Search"  />
                    </div>
                </div>

In the code behind master page I set the default button on page load


this.form1.DefaultButton = _searchButton.UniqueID;

Then in each page load


In each page on page load I attempt to set the default button



        HtmlForm mainform = (HtmlForm)Master.FindControl("form1");
        mainform.DefaultButton = mainform.FindControl("_searchButton").UniqueID;  

However the search button is not being fireed

 




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