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asp.net show hide menu buttons from the master page

Posted on 2011-03-18
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I'm trying to show/hide buttons from the master page depending on user access level.
In one of the forums there was a solution for it, I tried but it didn't work. Not sure what I was missing.

Thanks for your help.

In the example below, the salesSummary and actionNotes both give NULL objects..

site.master page:
:
<ul>
<li runat="server" id="salesSummary"><ahref="SalesSummary.aspx">Sales Summary</a></li>
<li runat="server" id="actionNotes"><a href="Notes.aspx">Action Notes</a></li>


Code behind:

protected System.Web.UI.HtmlControls.HtmlGenericControl salesSummary;
protected System.Web.UI.HtmlControls.HtmlGenericControl actionNotes;
 
protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            //If the menu items should be shown, do this:
            salesSummary.Visible = true;
            actionNotes.Visible = true;
 
            //If the menu items should not be shown, do this:
            salesSummary.Visible = false;
            actionNotes.Visible = false;
       
            if (!Page.IsPostBack)
            {
                //Do whatever you want if it's not a postback
            }
        }
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Question by:lionkin
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by:tonykachappilly
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if ur buttons salesSummary. and actionNote are in the master page and u are calling those from the content page it will give null.
you can either call it from master page cs file directly
or to get it from content page
HtmlGenericControl tb = ( HtmlGenericControl ) Master.FindControl("salesSummary");
tb.Visible = false;
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by:lionkin
ID: 35166800
( HtmlGenericControl ) Master.FindControl("salesSummary");
gives me the error: An object reference is required for the non-static field, method, or property 'System.Web.UI.Page.Master.get'

<div id='menu_bar'>
                <div id='navcontainer'>
                  <ul id='navlist' runat='server'>
                      <li runat="server" id="salesSummary"><ahref="SalesSummary.aspx">Sales Summary</a></li>
                     <li runat="server" id="actionNotes"><a href="Notes.aspx">Action Notes</a></li>

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by:lionkin
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I have included the following libraries in the file:

using System.Web.UI.WebControls;

using System.Web.UI.HtmlControls;
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r u having the code int he content page.?
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put runat="server" for master body ..:)
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by:lionkin
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yes I have runat="server" in the master page, and the code above was defined in SalesSummary.aspx.cs
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by:tonykachappilly
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u mean <body id="Body" runat="server">
still error..?
can u post the error
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by:tonykachappilly
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as well as the code
so i can help u
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by:lionkin
ID: 35167404
Please find the code below. Can you identify the problem please?
Thanks for your help.


master page:
<%@ Master Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="true" CodeBehind="SiteMaster.master.cs" Inherits="MyApp.SiteMaster" %>

<!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">
    <link href="Styles/style.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />
    <title></title>
   
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
      <div id='page_wrapper'>
          <div id='page_header'>
                <h1>MySite.Net</h1>
          </div>
       
          <div id='menu_bar'>
                <div id='navcontainer'>
                  <ul id='navlist' runat='server'>
                     <li runat="server" id="salesSummary"><ahref="SalesSummary.aspx">Sales Summary</a></li>
                     <li runat="server" id="actionNotes"><a href="Notes.aspx">Action Notes</a></li>
                  </ul>
             </div>
          </div>
     </div>
   </form>
</body>
</html>


SalesSummary.aspx.cs:
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Web;
using System.Web.UI;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls;

using System.Web.UI.HtmlControls;

namespace MotherEarthDev
{
    public partial class Home : System.Web.UI.Page
    {
        protected HtmlGenericControl salesSummary= (HtmlGenericControl)Master.FindControl("salesSummary");
        protected HtmlGenericControl actionNotes= (HtmlGenericControl)Master.FindControl("actionNotes");
       

        protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            if (salesSummary!= null)
                salesSummary.Visible = true;
            if (actionNotes!= null)
                actionNotes.Visible = false;

            if (!Page.IsPostBack)
            {
            }

        }
    }
}
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by:tonykachappilly
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Please put
<body runat="server"> in your master page:
instead for
<body>

your issue will be solved
:)
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by:tonykachappilly
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<body runat="server>"

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check that .. your body tag don't have the runat attribute
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by:lionkin
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I see. I have added <body runat="server"> but the error still persists.
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by:tonykachappilly
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Can u post your complete error
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by:lionkin
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The errors were found at "Master"

 protected HtmlGenericControl salesSummary= (HtmlGenericControl)Master.FindControl("salesSummary");
        protected HtmlGenericControl actionNotes= (HtmlGenericControl)Master.FindControl("actionNotes");


Error      1      An object reference is required for the non-static field, method, or property 'System.Web.UI.Page.Master.get'      G:\MyApp\MyApp\SalesSummary.aspx.cs      15      67      MyApp

Error      2      An object reference is required for the non-static field, method, or property 'System.Web.UI.Page.Master.get'      G:\MyApp\MyApp\SalesSummary.aspx.cs      16      70      MyApp
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by:tonykachappilly
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Can u remove the Keyword protected from your code
and use
HtmlGenericControl actionNotes= (HtmlGenericControl)Master.FindControl("actionNotes")

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by:tonykachappilly
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sorry the problem is the place where you have the code

just rearrange your code

namespace MotherEarthDev
{
    public partial class Home : System.Web.UI.Page
    {
        
        

        protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
protected HtmlGenericControl salesSummary= (HtmlGenericControl)Master.FindControl("salesSummary");
        protected HtmlGenericControl actionNotes= (HtmlGenericControl)Master.FindControl("actionNotes");
            if (salesSummary!= null)
                salesSummary.Visible = true;
            if (actionNotes!= null)
                actionNotes.Visible = false;

            if (!Page.IsPostBack)
            {
            }

        }
    }
}

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please have your declaration part within the page load
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namespace MotherEarthDev
{
    public partial class Home : System.Web.UI.Page
    {
        
        

        protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
           HtmlGenericControl salesSummary= (HtmlGenericControl)Master.FindControl("salesSummary");
            HtmlGenericControl actionNotes= (HtmlGenericControl)Master.FindControl("actionNotes");
            if (salesSummary!= null)
                salesSummary.Visible = true;
            if (actionNotes!= null)
                actionNotes.Visible = false;

            if (!Page.IsPostBack)
            {
            }

        }
    }
}

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Copy paste this code it should work fine
:)
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by:lionkin
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It works great. Thanks very much :)
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u r welcome :)
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