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Posted on 2013-05-28
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I have the code below that works in IE but not in Chrome

myherplink.Disabled = true;

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I found this link and if you scroll down (the last solution), it has a CSS. I tried that but now, it works in Chrome and the link is disabled, user can't click on it but in IE, it still works..

myherplink.Attributes.Add("style", "pointer-events: none;cursor: default;");

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Should I have both lines of code to make it works in both IE and Chrome or is there another way of doing this?

http://forums.asp.net/p/1895263/5355741.aspx/1?Re+hyperlink+disabled+works+in+IE+but+not+in+Chrome+or+Firefox
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Question by:Camillia
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by:Rajar Ahmed
ID: 39203382
try this,

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head runat="server">
    <title></title>
    <script>
        function DisableField() {
            hypLoadFav = document.getElementById("HyperLink1");
            hypLoadFav.setAttribute("onclick", "return false;");
            hypLoadFav.removeAttribute('href');
            return false;
        }
        
    </script>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
    <div>
        <asp:HyperLink ID="HyperLink1" runat="server" href="123.aspx">HyperLink</asp:HyperLink><br />
        
        <input type="button" id="adsf" onclick="DisableField();" value="disabled"/>
    </div>
    </form>
</body>
</html>

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Expert Comment

by:Rajar Ahmed
ID: 39203397
Another approach,with tooltip
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head runat="server">
    <title></title>
    <style>
    .disabled
    {
        cursor:pointer;
        text-decoration:underline;
        color:Gray;
        }
    </style>
    <script>
        function DisableField() {
            hypLoadFav = document.getElementById("HyperLink1");
            //hypLoadFav.setAttribute("onclick", "return false;");
            hypLoadFav.removeAttribute('href');
            hypLoadFav.className = "disabled";
            hypLoadFav.title = "disabled";
            return false;
        }
        
    </script>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
    <div>
        <asp:HyperLink ID="HyperLink1" runat="server" href="123.aspx">HyperLink</asp:HyperLink><br />
        
        <input type="button" id="adsf" onclick="DisableField();" value="disabled"/>
    </div>
    </form>
</body>
</html>

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by:Camillia
ID: 39204296
Is there anyway I can do that in code behind because I need to check for some flags from the database..I think I need to somehow call the function in code behind and add it to the attribute...something like that...in the line below...

myherplink.Attributes.Add("style", "pointer-events: none;cursor: default;");
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Rajar Ahmed earned 2000 total points
ID: 39205206
I guess , you are looking to disable the hyperlink when certain condition fails from database . For that, you dont need javascript  process at all. If you simply remove href from the hyperlink the link will be disabled in all the browser .

myherplink.Attributes.Remove("href");
        myherplink.Attributes.Add("style", "cursor:pointer;text-decoration:underline;color:Gray;");

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Complete Code.

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head runat="server">
    <title></title>
    <style>
    .disabled
    {
        cursor:pointer;
        text-decoration:underline;
        color:Gray;
        }
    </style>
    <script>
    /*    function DisableField() {
            hypLoadFav = document.getElementById("HyperLink1");
            //hypLoadFav.setAttribute("onclick", "return false;");
            hypLoadFav.removeAttribute('href');
            hypLoadFav.className = "disabled";
            hypLoadFav.title = "disabled";
            return false;
        }
      */  
    </script>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
    <div>
        <asp:HyperLink ID="HyperLink1" runat="server" href="123.aspx">Disabled Link </asp:HyperLink><br />
        
    </div>
    </form>
</body>
</html>

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    protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
    {
       
HyperLink1.Attributes.Remove("href");
        HyperLink1.Attributes.Add("style", "cursor:pointer;text-decoration:underline;color:Gray;");
    }

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