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How to find/iterate over controls in a CustomControl embedded in an ASP:Repeater control?

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Hi:

I have an ASP .Net page that contains a repeater control.
The item template for the repeater control contains a custom (ascx) user control.
That control contains a text/input box.
I've added a custom attribute to the definition of that text box.


On the server, I'd like to iterate over all the text box so I can sum their values.
Since I've got to convert the textbox's values to type decimal, I'd be happy with
just finding a clean way to iterate over the controls.

It feels like there should be some (relatively) straight forward LINQ based solution.


This is what my page looks like:
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 <asp:Repeater>
    <ItemTemplate>
        <uc1:SomeUserControl ID="UserControl" runat="server"
                        FullName='<%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "FullName") %>'
                        Amount='<%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "Amount") %>'  
        />

    </ItemTemplate>
 </asp:Repeater>


This is what my user (ASCX) control looks like:
(Notice I have the Custom Attribute "Payment" set)
---------------------------------------------------------
<div class="row">
    <asp:Label ID="lFullName" runat="server" />
    <asp:TextBox ID="tAmount" Width="100" runat="server" Payment="true" />
</div>    


Thanks,
JohnB
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by:Fareed Ali Khan
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Hi,

Use the ItemDataBound event of the Repeater for updating the values of TextBox like the following:

Don't forget to attach the ItemDataBound event with the repeater:

 <asp:Repeater OnItemDataBound="ItemDataBound">
    <ItemTemplate>
        <uc1:SomeUserControl ID="UserControl" runat="server"
                        FullName='<%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "FullName") %>'
                        Amount='<%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "Amount") %>'  
        />

    </ItemTemplate>
 </asp:Repeater>


protected void ItemDataBound(object sender, RepeaterItemEventArgs e)
{
if (e.Item.ItemType == ListItemType.Item || e.Item.ItemType == ListItemType.AlternatingItem)
{
      SomeUserControl lContainer = (SomeUserControl)e.Item.FindControl("UserControl");
      lContainer.tAmount.Text = "Sum the numbers here";
}
}

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by:jxbma
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Yes, that's what I was afraid.., doing a nested loop. I thought there might be a more elegant way doing it with LINQ.
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