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troubleshooting Question

dynamic table viewstate problem

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I have a table who's rows I need to populate dynamically based on the values selected in several drop down lists.

I have been calling the function to populate this table from Page_Load (since it depends on the values of other controls who's viewstate and postback data will not be loaded until Page_Load), like this:

        protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)

This was working fine, until I tried to add sorting like this:
        protected void btnSort_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
            if (sender == btnDate)
                hfSortType.Value = "1";

            if (sender == btnAuthor)
                hfSortType.Value = "2";

            if (sender == btnFilename)
                hfSortType.Value = "3";

            while (tableQueue.Rows.Count > 1)


The problem is that on the first postback after the table is sorted (not including the postbock where the sort happens), the controls in my dynamic table lose their view state. After that postback, it works fine again.

It seems to me that there shouldn't be any problems loading view state because I am creating the same control hierarchy on every postback in Page_Load.

What is the problem here and how can I fix it?

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