Button click event not firing in UserControl

Posted on 2013-12-10
Last Modified: 2013-12-17

I have a UserControl which looks like this:


<%@ Control Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="true" CodeBehind="ucBasket.ascx.cs" Inherits="v2Shop.tarp.udv.UserControls.ucBasket" %>
<asp:UpdatePanel ID="upBasketLink" runat="server" UpdateMode="Conditional">
        <a class="hover-link"><asp:Image ID="imgBasket" runat="server" ImageUrl="~/images/design/kurv_30x30.png" /><asp:Label ID="nt_lbl_lblBasketQuantity" runat="server"></asp:Label></a>
<div class="sub">
    <asp:Label ID="lbl_lblBasketHeadline" runat="server"></asp:Label>
    <asp:UpdatePanel ID="upBasket" runat="server" UpdateMode="Conditional" >
            <asp:GridView ID="gwBasket" runat="server"   
            AutoGenerateColumns="false" Width="500px" 
            AlternatingRowStyle-CssClass="Alt" CssClass="GridView" 
            ShowFooter="True" OnRowDataBound="gwBasket_RowDataBound" > 
            <HeaderStyle CssClass="GridHeader" />
            <FooterStyle CssClass="FooterStyle" />
            <AlternatingRowStyle CssClass="Alt"></AlternatingRowStyle>
                  //Some cloumns
      <asp:Button ID="btn_btnViewBasketBeforeShipping" runat="server" OnClick="btn_btnViewBasketBeforeShipping_Click" />
      <asp:Button ID="btn_btnCheckOut" runat="server" OnClick="btn_btnCheckOut_Click" />

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The code behind looks like this

public partial class ucBasket : System.Web.UI.UserControl
    double TotalBasketPrice = 0;

    protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
      if (!IsPostBack)

    protected void btn_btnCheckOut_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)

    protected void btn_btnViewBasketBeforeShipping_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)

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My problem is that the click events for the two buttons does not fire.

I have tried several solutions I found on the internet, but I can't get any of them to work. I don't know if I'm doing it wrong, or they weren't solutions to my problem.

Does anyone have any suggestions how to make the two buttons click event fire?

If more information or code is need, just ask.

Søren Augustesen
Question by:poultarp
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Expert Comment

ID: 39711073
Try below steps:

1. Delete click event for button
2. Comment out:

<asp:UpdatePanel ID="upBasketLink" runat="server" UpdateMode="Conditional">



3. Go to Design mode

4. Double click on button to generate click event.

5. Save all

6. Go to Source mode and uncomment update panel which we comment in step 2.

7. Save all and Run application.

Author Comment

ID: 39711220
Hi mroonal

Thank you for your tip. Unfortunately that did not solve the problem. The click events are still not fired.


Accepted Solution

poultarp earned 0 total points
ID: 39713966

I manage to find a solution - at least for what I need the buttons to do.

All the two buttons did were redirect the user to another page, so instead of using


and Response.Redirect in the on click event, I changed the buttons to

<input type="button">

and in the onclick event i put


This didn't solve the issue with the click event not being fired, but it works for my needs.

Søren Augustesen

Author Closing Comment

ID: 39723468
While this did not solve the "Click Event does not fire" issue, it did do what was needed in my case, redirecting the user to another page.

I guess this method could also be use with more advanced JavaScript in the "onclick" event of the "<input type="button">".

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