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How can I dynamically set attributes in ASP.NET Repeater?

I have the anchor below in a Repeater. If "calLink" contains "keepThis", I need to do two things:

1) Set class="thickbox".
2) Remove target attribute.

Any slick ideas on how to accomplish this?
<a href='<%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "calLink") %>' target='<%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "calTarget") %>' onclick='<%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "calOnClick") %>'><%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "calDate", "{0:MMMM d}") %>: <%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "calTitle") %></a>

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I think you are going to have to resort to using the ItemDataBound event of the repeater to do what you want. The repeater markup isn't really sophisticated enough performing complex logic.
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Okay, I've got my function, but it's empty because I don't know how to proceed.  Any suggestions?

Jeremy
have two anchor controls and make the visibility false based on the value. below is the sample we use to display/hide panel

<asp:Panel id="liv" runat="server" visible='<%#(DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "calLink").ToString()=="keepThis") %>'>

make sure the visible property is in single quotes not double quotes.

hope this helps
govindarajan78: I'm going to try this, but I think I foresee a problem.  calLink will either contain or not contain "keepThis"; calLink == keepThis will never be true.

Jeremy
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thats right @jeremy that why i said 2 anchor controls. make sure those are server controls other wise visible property will not work
govindarajan78: The code attached makes neither anchor show.

carl_tawn: Can I add an ID when the repeater could make many of the anchors?

Jeremy
<a runat="server" href='<%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "calLink") %>' target='<%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "calTarget") %>' onclick='<%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "calOnClick") %>' visible='<%#(DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "calLink").ToString()=="keepThis") %>'><%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "calDate", "{0:MMMM d}") %>: <%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "calTitle") %></a>
                    	                                    <a runat="server" href='<%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "calLink") %>' class="thickbox" visible='<%#(DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "calLink").ToString()=="keepThis") %>'><%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "calDate", "{0:MMMM d}") %>: <%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "calTitle") %></a>

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Yes. Each one will be given a unique ID in the outputted markup. The ItemDataBound event fires once for each row in the datasource so you are always dealing with the anchor tag in the context row.
@jeremy:
i never tried in anchor tag this is what i used in my project

<asp:Panel id="liv" runat="server" visible='<%#(DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "show").ToString()=="1") %>'>
<div style="text-align:center;color:#ff0000;">Live</div>                      
 </asp:Panel>
<asp:Panel ID="upc" runat="server" visible='<%#(DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "show").ToString()=="0") %>'>                             
<div style="text-align:center;color:#ff0000;">Not Live</div>                        
</asp:Panel>  
Okay, I've compared both solutions and I'm into Carl's more.  It is simpler to read and seems more flexible for my needs.  Thanks for your input and education, govindarajan78!

Jeremy
Here's what I ended up using. It's very similar to Carl's. Thanks!

protected void rptCalendarSelection_ItemDataBound(object sender, RepeaterItemEventArgs e)
        {
            // grap the anchor tag for the current row
            System.Web.UI.HtmlControls.HtmlAnchor anchor = e.Item.FindControl("calendarLink") as System.Web.UI.HtmlControls.HtmlAnchor;

            // chack some property and modify the anchor
            if (anchor.HRef.Contains("keepThis"))
            {
                anchor.Attributes.Add("class", "thickbox");
            }

        }