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Need to add OnClick code to an ImageMap

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I have an imagemap with 3 hotspots.  One downloads a .pdf, the other two redirect to two other websites.  Now they want to be able to track who downloads the .pdf file with our reporting program (VisiStat).  To do that, I have to add some code to the OnClick event of the .pdf hotspot.

<A ONCLICK="VSLT('MyFile.pdf')" TARGET="new" HREF="my-link.pdf">MyFile.pdf</A>

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The code in the "VSLT('MyFile.pdf')" can be any name, that's just what shows up in the reports.
I've tried doing this with a code behind OnClick event handler, but it can't see the javascript included in the asp in the asp page:

<!--VISISTAT SNIPPET//-->
<script type="text/javascript">    var DID = 12345;</script>
<script src="http://sniff.visistat.com/sniff.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<!--VISISTAT SNIPPET//-->

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And I'm guessing that's where the VSLT() code is at.

I tried moving my code inline in the asp page, but it always says my sub is not a member of the page. What am I doing wrong? It seems like I'm just calling it or referencing it wrong.
The only code I have in it is an If/Else for the postback values.
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Question by:carrefour
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by:carrefour
ID: 34975233
Here is the imagemap code:

<center><asp:ImageMap ID="Green_Bar_ImageMap" runat="server" HotSpotMode="PostBack" OnClick="ImageMap_Click()" ImageUrl="http://www.somedomain.com/Images/Heart-RightBodyImage.gif" Height="828" Width="206" ImageAlign="Top" CssClass="Right_Column">
<asp:RectangleHotSpot AlternateText="End Stage Heard Disease and Palliative Care" PostBackValue="PDF" Top="321" Right="185" Bottom="520" Left="30"/>
<asp:RectangleHotSpot AlternateText="Source 1" PostBackValue="source1" Top="726" Right="192" Bottom="758" Left="30"/>
<asp:RectangleHotSpot AlternateText="Source 2" PostBackValue="source2" Top="780" Right="192" Bottom="798" Left="30"/>
</asp:ImageMap></center>

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Here is the function to handle it (right now in-line in the page):

 
<script type="text/VBScript">
        Protected Sub ImageMap_Click(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.Web.UI.WebControls.ImageMapEventArgs)
                If (e.PostBackValue.Contains("PDF")) Then
                          VLST("HeartDiseaseWP.pdf")
                          Response.Redirect("http://www.somedomain.com/WhitePapers/HeartDiseaseWP.pdf")

                ElseIf (e.PostBackValue.Contains("source1")) Then
                           Response.Redirect("http://www.otherdomain.com/questions/end-stage-congestive-heart-failure")

                ElseIf (e.PostBackValue.Contains("source2")) Then
                            Response.Redirect("http://www.otherdomain.org/")
                End If
        End Sub
</script>
 

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by:strickdd
ID: 34982003
The "OnClick" function calls a method in the code-behind. You have to wire up the javascript method for this. This is most commonly done by adding the following OnPageLoad in the code-behind:

myControlID.Attributes.Add("onclick", "VSLT('MyFile.pdf')");

I'm not sure if this will work with the controls you are using, but you can try.
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by:carrefour
ID: 34982272
There really are no controls.  The page is mainly two images, one is an image map with 3 hotspots.  So an imagemap is the only real 'control'.  I don't have access to the VSLT code or functions, just the included script that references it.
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by:strickdd
ID: 34982455
Did you try adding this to the ImageMap control?
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by:carrefour
ID: 34982688
I didn't figure that it would both call their code and still redirect.  I just tried it and get the same sort of error.  In the imagemap code it says that VSLT is not a member of the asp page and also an 'expression exprected' error in the imagemap code.

here is the imagemap code now:
<center><asp:ImageMap ID="Green_Bar_ImageMap" runat="server" HotSpotMode="Navigate" OnClick="VSLT('HeartDiseaseWP.pdf')" ImageUrl="http://www.ourdomain.com/Images/Heart-RightBodyImage.gif" Height="828" Width="206" ImageAlign="Top" CssClass="Right_Column">
   <asp:RectangleHotSpot AlternateText="End Stage Heard Disease and Palliative Care" Top="321" Right="185" Bottom="520" Left="30" NavigateUrl="http://www.ourdomain.com/WhitePapers/HeartDiseaseWP.pdf"/>
   <asp:RectangleHotSpot AlternateText="Source 1" Top="726" Right="192" Bottom="758" Left="30" NavigateUrl="http://www.otherdomain.com/questions/end-stage-congestive-heart-failure"/>
   <asp:RectangleHotSpot AlternateText="Source 2" Top="780" Right="192" Bottom="798" Left="30" NavigateUrl="http://www.otherdomain.org/"/>
</asp:ImageMap></center>

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by:strickdd
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In .Net controls the "OnClick" declaration raises the Click event. Since VSLT() is not a method in your code-behind file, it is erroring. That is why you need to use the .Attributes.Add() method to get the javascript "onclick" method on the control.
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by:carrefour
ID: 34983562
Ok, I follow what you are saying, but not sure I know how to do that.

If I am understanding correctly, in the PageLoad event, I need to have a line like this:

ImageMapID.Attributes.Add("onclick", "VSLT('MyFile.pdf')")

Then put the rest of the code in the OnClick event of the page behind?  I wrote it up once like that, but without the .Add().
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by:strickdd
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The point is, the VSLT() is a javascript method contained withing the .js file. there is no server-side code associated with it.
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by:carrefour
ID: 34984267
I understand that.  Will the .Add() method fix that?  In my last post, am I understanding correctly?
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I haven't tried a javascript onclick event on an ImageMap control, so this may or may not work. If it doesn't then you'll need to use a control set that can do what you need.
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by:carrefour
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I didn't get the final fix.  The website got relocated before I could complete it but since this member was trying so hard to help me I think he deserved the points.
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