Trouble with DataList and Lightbox or Colorbox to work with images

Posted on 2011-03-14
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Hello All,
I am having trouble getting a datalist to use any of the lightbox or colorbox examples. I went as far as used the easy lightbox to work but it's not working either. What happens is that either JQuery or Javascript fire an exception that says: Microsoft JScript runtime error: Object doesn't support this property or method. What am I doing wrong????
<asp:Content ID="Content1" ContentPlaceHolderID="HeadContent" runat="server">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/lightbox.css" type="text/css" media="screen" />
    <script src="js/prototype.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
	<script src="js/scriptaculous.js?load=effects,builder" type="text/javascript"></script>
	<script src="js/lightbox.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<asp:Content ID="Content2" ContentPlaceHolderID="MainContent" runat="server">
    <script src="Scripts/jquery-1.4.1.js" type="text/javascript" />
    <script src="Scripts/script.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
    <script type="text/javascript">

    <div style="background-color: Gray; color: White;">
        <h1 style="color: White;">
            Photo Gallery</h1>
        Listing for the photo gallery.
        <asp:DataList runat="Server" ID="rptImages" RepeatColumns="4">
                <asp:HyperLink runat="server" NavigateUrl='<%# Eval("FilePath") %>' Title='<%# Eval("FilePath") %>' 
                    <asp:Image runat="Server" 
                                ImageUrl='<%# Eval("FilePath") %>' 

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Question by:fishbowlstudios
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by:Roman Gherman
ID: 35135626
The problem here is that you are using prototype library and jQuery library together which causes conflicts because of $ sign.

See this link to solve conflicts.

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Author Comment

ID: 35137346
well I got suppressed the error but nothing happens when I click on the picture.

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by:Roman Gherman
ID: 35137361
Is there an online version which I can access?

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Author Comment

ID: 35235259
I'm sorry, I got caught up with a few work projects that kept me away from this project.

No, there is not an online version currently but I can work on that in the next couple of days if you still want to help.

Expert Comment

by:Roman Gherman
ID: 35238394

If it is possible to make an online version which I can access then great.

Author Comment

ID: 35361882
I've uploaded the changes to the website. You may view them at

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Roman Gherman earned 500 total points
ID: 35364236
ok, as I was guessing it there is a conflict between lightbox and jquery. check this link:

you may also use other photo gallery libraries like this one:

but first try with noConflict.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 35386832
I tried noconflict but I couldn't get it to work right. But I used the other photo gallery and it worked flawlessly. Thanks for you help!

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