Page_Load getting called multiple times

For reasons I am not yet sure of, in my Default.aspx page, the Page_Load event is getting called multiple times.

I have one particular piece of code, a User Control, that does not deal well with being called multiple times like that.

Is there a way I can temporarily rig the code so that even if Page_Load gets called say, 100 times, that the call to my User Control will only get called once?

That is the main priority.  So I can stabilize the web page somewhat (I am 2 days late delivering it).

Second is...hunting down the cause.
Tom KnowltonWeb developerAsked:
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Pratima PharandeCommented:
Have you check Ispostback condtion in PageLoad ?

add the code if Ispostback is fasle then your code will called only once when page loaded
Roman GhermanSenior Software EngineerCommented:
do you have any form.submit() on the page?

or do you do any ajax calls when page is loading?

there can be a lot of problem sources, you will need to post the code, without it we will keep guessing.
Tom KnowltonWeb developerAuthor Commented:
That's the bizzarre thing...each of the 4 times (actually it's only 2 times right now) IsPostBack is false EACH TIME.  So the code gets entered two times  (I may have that logic backwards....I'm very tired)
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Roman GhermanSenior Software EngineerCommented:
if IsPostBack is false each time that means that you have a page reload or page redirect somewhere in the code, severside or client side, doesn't matter
Pratima PharandeCommented:
you can try one thing
Use Session , set the session variable when first time you load the page

and later on check the session variable if its set then do not excute the code again

hope it helps you
Tom KnowltonWeb developerAuthor Commented:
I tried that trick, also, at some point.

But if the page is getting called externally....even that does not work because each request for the page gets it's own session vars, right?
Pratima PharandeCommented:

then you can store it in Database with some parameters like date and user etc
and check in the database

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Tom KnowltonWeb developerAuthor Commented:
I will try that at my next opportunity.

Going home, going to bed.  I am 5 hours shy of being up 24 hours straight.
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