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Why radiobutton selection on C# server does not work?

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I have a group radio buttons defined below. Assume using server side process OnCheckedChanged instead of client side, please see the server function DevSelected.

<asp:Panel ID="pldev" runat="server" GroupingText="Choose a Type" Width="370px">
<asp:RadioButton id="type1" Text="Device1" GroupName="device" AutoPostBack="true" OnCheckedChanged="DevSelected" runat="server" />
<asp:RadioButton id="type2" Text="Device2" GroupName="device" AutoPostBack="true" OnCheckedChanged="DevSelected" runat="server" />
<asp:RadioButton id="type3" Text="Device3" GroupName="device" AutoPostBack="true" OnCheckedChanged="DevSelected" runat="server" />
<asp:RadioButton id="type4" Text="Device4" GroupName="device" AutoPostBack="true" OnCheckedChanged="DevSelected" runat="server" />

protected void DevSelected(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
        string aclick = (string)Session["TypeSelected"];
        if (aclick == "NoneSelected")    //Handles the initial click
            if (type1.Checked)  aclick = "Type1Selected";
            if (type2.Checked)  aclick = "Type2Selected";
            if (type3.Checked)  aclick = "Type3Selected";
            if (type4.Checked)  aclick = "Type4Selected";
            Session.Add("TypeSelected", aclick);
        else if (aclick != "NoneSelected")   //Handles the clicks after the initial clicking
            if (MessageBox.Show("would you want to make a switch and ignore these data?", "Confirm Switch", MessageBoxButtons.YesNo) == DialogResult.Yes)
                //Recover the previos selected button selection if No/Cancel of the confirm box is chosen.
                if (aclick == "Type1Selected")  type1.Checked = true;
                if (aclick == "Type2Selected")  type2.Checked = true;
                if (aclick == "Type3Selected")  type3.Checked = true;
                if (aclick == "Type4Selected")  type4.Checked = true;

I have the session variable TypeSelected initially set as "NoneSelected" at the application loading. The four radio buttons are unselected initially.

The above code works expected if Yes/Ok of the confirm box is chosen. But if No/Cancel of the confirm box is chosen, the previously selected radio button is not reselected, which means the following code does not work at all. But why? How can I make a radiobutton selection on C# server side?
                if (aclick == "Type1Selected") type1.Checked = true;
                if (aclick == "Type2Selected") type2.Checked = true;
                if (aclick == "Type3Selected") type3.Checked = true;
                if (aclick == "Type4Selected") type4.Checked = true;
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