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Hello:

I am trying to get the checkbox value in the datalist. There is no error but whether I put the value in a database or a label it does noty show.

Here is the code:

                foreach(DataListItem item in DataList1.Items)
                {
                    CheckBox chkBox = (CheckBox)item.FindControl("CheckBox1");
                    chkvalue = chkBox.Text;
                }
 
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Question by:RecipeDan
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by:hosneylk
ID: 34215061
do you mean the chkBox.Checked property?
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by:RecipeDan
ID: 34215122
Hosneylk:

When I do this                
               foreach(DataListItem item in DataList1.Items)
                {
                    CheckBox chkBox = (CheckBox)item.FindControl("CheckBox1");
                    chkvalue = chkBox.checked;
                }

I get this error: Identifier expected ;checked' is a keyword
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by:hosneylk
ID: 34215137
it should be Checked not checked
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by:RecipeDan
ID: 34215144
Well now I get a  different error:

                foreach(DataListItem item in DataList1.Items)
                {
                    CheckBox chkBox = (CheckBox)item.FindControl("CheckBox1");
                    chkvalue = chkBox.Checked;
                }

Error: Cannot implicity convert type bool to string
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by:hosneylk
ID: 34215150
by value of checkbox you must mean if its checked or not right?

if you want to get it as a string you can do

chkValue = chkBox.Checked.ToString();

or else you can change the datatype of chkValue to bool.
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Expert Comment

by:Alfred A.
ID: 34215152
This means chkvalue was declared as string and not bool.  Try changing the declaration of chkvalue to

bool chkvalue;

Checked property returns boolean result (true or false)
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by:RecipeDan
ID: 34215171
With this change. I get no error but no value is passed neither. I even hard coded my value.

                foreach(DataListItem item in DataList1.Items)
                {
                    CheckBox chkBox = (CheckBox)item.FindControl("CheckBox1");
                    chkValue = chkBox.Checked.ToString();
                }

Alfred1: With this addition bool chkvalue;

                bool chkvalue;
               foreach(DataListItem item in DataList1.Items)
                {
                    CheckBox chkBox = (CheckBox)item.FindControl("CheckBox1");
                    chkValue = chkBox.Checked;
                }

I get the same error as above.
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Expert Comment

by:Alfred A.
ID: 34215176
Please note that C# is case-sensitive.    chkValue is not the same as chkvalue.
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by:RecipeDan
ID: 34215195
Yes....I figured that one out. I still get the same error though
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by:hosneylk
ID: 34215203
what's the error? what do you mean by value not passed? where are you passing/using this value?
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Assisted Solution

by:Alfred A.
Alfred A. earned 400 total points
ID: 34215207
OK.  FindControl in there should work.  What exactly the error are you getting now?

Also, try the following just to force the lookup of the control at all levels using a FindControlRecursive function and see if it works or not.
foreach(DataListItem item in DataList1.Items)
                {
                    CheckBox chkBox = (CheckBox) FindControlRecursive(item,"CheckBox1");
                    bool chkvalue = chkBox.Checked;
                } 



public static Control FindControlRecursive(Control Root, string Id)
{
    if (Root.ID == Id)
        return Root;

    foreach (Control Ctl in Root.Controls)
    {
        Control FoundCtl = FindControlRecursive(Ctl, Id);
        if (FoundCtl != null)
            return FoundCtl;
    }
    return null;
}

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by:RecipeDan
ID: 34215217
I am trying to get the checkbox value from this DataList:


            <asp:DataList RepeatColumns="5" RepeatDirection="Horizontal" ID="DataList1" runat="server" DataSourceID="DataListSource">
            <ItemTemplate>
            <asp:CheckBox ID="CheckBox1" runat="server" value="75" />
            <%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "Category") %>
            </ItemTemplate>
            </asp:DataList>

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Expert Comment

by:Alfred A.
ID: 34215223
Your CheckBox control in there, it looks like there is no value property for CheckBox.  Check the following link:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/4s78d0k1%28v=VS.90%29.aspx
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by:hosneylk
ID: 34215224
do you want to get the value of checkbox1 when it's checked? if so you could use CheckBox1.Attributes["value"] since there is no native value property for the checkbox control in asp.net

e.g.
if CheckB
chkvalue = CheckBox1.Attributes["value"].ToString();
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hosneylk earned 1600 total points
ID: 34215226
do you want to get the value of checkbox1 when it's checked? if so you could use CheckBox1.Attributes["value"] since there is no native value property for the checkbox control in asp.net

e.g.
if (CheckBox1.Checked) chkvalue = CheckBox1.Attributes["value"].ToString();
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by:RecipeDan
ID: 34215242
Hosneylk...That worked.

Thank you both your help!!!
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