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OK, here is my problem. I'm using a custom jquary app which works great, but it adds a custom html tage.

eg. "longdesc"
<img id="ImageZoomPort" src='<%# "/" + Application("SysUserDir") + Container.DataItem("PictureThumb") %>' longdesc='<%# "/" + Application("SysUserDir") + Container.DataItem("Picture") %>' onclick="enlarge(this);" class="Enlargeit_thumbnail" />


So I need to call that property in the codebehind, in the databound

like so
 CType(cell.FindControl("ImageZoomPort"), System.Web.UI.HtmlControls.HtmlImage).longdesc = "/Images/NoPhotoLarge.jpg"

but obviosly, that can't be done. because the tag is a custom tag.

Am hoping someone has a workaround for this problem

any help would be greatly appreciateed


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Question by:TheWebGuy38
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by:informaniac
ID: 34913559
Never worked with jquery. Can't u use .src instead of longdesc? Wht exactly does longdesc do?
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by:P1ST0LPETE
ID: 34913596
To access the control on the server you must add the runat="server" attribute to the <img>.  Other than that it shouldn't be too hard.  Have a look at the example below:

Markup:
 
<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="true" CodeFile="Default4.aspx.cs" Inherits="Default4" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head runat="server">
    <title></title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
    <div>
        <img id="ImageZoomPort" runat="server" src="source" longdesc="/Images/NoPhotoLarge.jpg" onclick="enlarge(this)" class="Enlargeit_thumbnail" />
    </div>
    </form>
</body>
</html>

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Code Behind:
 
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Text;
using System.Web;
using System.Web.UI;
using System.Web.UI.HtmlControls;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls;
using System.Collections;

public partial class Default4 : System.Web.UI.Page
{
    protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
    {
        IEnumerator keys = ImageZoomPort.Attributes.Keys.GetEnumerator();
        StringBuilder message = new StringBuilder();

        while (keys.MoveNext())
        {
            string key = keys.Current.ToString();
            message.Append(key + ": " + ImageZoomPort.Attributes[key] + "<br />");
        }

        Response.Write(message.ToString());
    }
}

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by:TheWebGuy38
ID: 34913601
Oh wait! I just figured it out. have no clue how I figured it out. but here's what I did in the codebehind


".Attributes.Item("longdesc") "


 CType(cell.FindControl("ImageZoomPort"), System.Web.UI.HtmlControls.HtmlImage).Attributes.Item("longdesc") = "/" + Application("SysUserDir") + Picture


seems to work!
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P1ST0LPETE earned 2000 total points
ID: 34913620
Actually, forgive me for posting more than what you need :-)

After you put the runat="server" attribute on the <img> you can access the "longdesc" attribute like this:

string longdesc = ImageZoomPort.Attributes["longdesc"].ToString();
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Author Comment

by:TheWebGuy38
ID: 34913636
this is good to know. I'm sure this will come in handy a lot :)
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