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Posted on 2011-09-12
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I have a field <input  runat ="server" id="email" ..>

This is in a formview. I want to find that control...can I use a Textbox to find it
TextBox email = frmContact.FindControl("email") as TextBox;

Or HTMLControl something?
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Question by:Camillia
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by:Shaun Kline
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If you can, you might want to change the control <asp:TextBox ...>.
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by:Shaun Kline
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However, if the input type equals text, it should equate to and HTML Control for the text box.
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by:Camillia
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what if i dont want to use a textbox...what is the control for "input". HTMLxxx??
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by:Saqib Khan
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input itself is nothing really.."Type" attribute is required.
<input type="text">
<input type="button">

runat=server attribute makes your controls to be accessed via .Net FrameWork
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by:Camillia
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i just tried TextBox" and it cant find the control. I do have type="text". But seems like I cant use a TextBox...So it's HTML something?? HTMLInput maybe??
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by:Camillia
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yes, it's HtmlInputText
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A textbox in HTML is an input of type text.

HTML Textbox = <input type="text" />

Also, an <asp:Textbox> control renders a <input type="text" />
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