get selected value of radiobuttonlist dynamically

Posted on 2011-02-12
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
i have created a radiobuttonlist dynamically and now i want to get the selected value of the list.
 here is how i created radiobuttonlist dynamically
row = New HtmlTableRow()
                    cell = New HtmlTableCell
                    Dim rbl As New RadioButtonList
                    rbl.ID = "rblID"
                    rbl.Items.Add(New ListItem("Yes", "1"))
                    rbl.Items.Add(New ListItem("No", "2"))

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here is how i tried to get selected value. but an error occuers
Dim c As RadioButtonList = DirectCast(FindControl("rblID"), RadioButtonList)
TextBox1.Text = c.SelectedItem.Text

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error is: Object reference not set to an instance of an object. on line 2 of second coding
all these codings are done codebehind file.
Question by:issay
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Expert Comment

ID: 34882399
Controls that are dynamically created, no longer exist on the page during postback, because a page only auto-creates the controls that are assigned to it at design time.  However, the values of dynamic controls are saved in the ViewState, so to access the value simply recreate the control with the exact same name, and you will be able to access it's value.

I believe these lines of code would do the trick:

Dim rbl As New RadioButtonList
rbl.ID = "rblID"
rbl.Items.Add(New ListItem("Yes", "1"))
rbl.Items.Add(New ListItem("No", "2"))

Maybe even just this:

Dim rbl As New RadioButtonList
rbl.ID = "rblID"

An then you should be able to set your textbox value like this:

TextBox1.Text = rbl.SelectedItem.Text
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Expert Comment

ID: 34882497
Have you written the code to create the radiobuttonlist in the Page Load event?

Make sure you check the IsPostBack Condition.


Author Comment

ID: 34885390
the way you told also not working. same error occurs.

i have created radiobuttonlist in page load event. i have tried both the ways. but still same error
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P1ST0LPETE earned 500 total points
ID: 34885645
Sorry, was trying to tell you how to do it from memory.  Anyway, below is a working version:

<%@ Page Language="VB" AutoEventWireup="false" CodeFile="Default2.aspx.vb" Inherits="Default2" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "">

<html xmlns="">
<head runat="server">
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
        <asp:Panel ID="Panel1" runat="server" />
        <br />
        <asp:TextBox ID="Textbox1" runat="server" />
        <br />
        <asp:Button ID="Button1" runat="server" Text="Click Me" OnClick="Button1_Click" />

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Code Behind:
Partial Class Default2
    Inherits System.Web.UI.Page

    Protected Sub Page_Load(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load
    End Sub

    Protected Sub Button1_Click(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs)
        Dim c As RadioButtonList = DirectCast(Me.FindControl("rblID"), RadioButtonList)
        Textbox1.Text = c.SelectedItem.ToString()
    End Sub

    Private Sub CreateControls()
        Dim rbl As New RadioButtonList
        rbl.ID = "rblID"
        rbl.Items.Add(New ListItem("Yes", "1"))
        rbl.Items.Add(New ListItem("No", "2"))
        rbl.SelectedIndex = 0
    End Sub

End Class

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Author Comment

ID: 34949440
correct anser for my question is

Dim radio1 As RadioButtonList = DirectCast(newtables.FindControl("rblID"), RadioButtonList)
TextBox1.Text = radio1.SelectedItem.Text

i figure it out by testing several codes
by the ways informaniac:and P1ST0LPETE:  idea was helpfull thanks
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
ID: 35829850
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