Compare Validate two values in Gridview

Hi,
I have a gridview with a barcode value in a label control, I want to insert the same barcode value in an empty textbox control and compare the two values. The OnTextChanged method of the textbox should fire a sub and take some action.

My question is how to code this fire this OnTextChanged methid from the gridview textbox? See my code below.

<asp:GridView ID="GridOrderDet" runat="server" DataKeyNames="PO" AutoGenerateColumns="false">
<Columns>        
<asp:BoundField DataField="PO" Visible="false" />

<asp:TemplateField HeaderText="Barcode">
<ItemTemplate><asp:Label ID="lblBar" runat="server" Text='<%# Eval("Barcode") %>' /></ItemTemplate>
</asp:TemplateField>


<asp:TemplateField>  
<ItemTemplate><asp:TextBox ID="txbBar" runat="server" Text="" OnTextChanged="ValBarcode" MaxLength="13" />
</ItemTemplate>
</asp:TemplateField>          
</Columns>  
</asp:GridView>  

Sub ValBarcode()
If CType(GridOrderDet.FindControl("lblBar"), Label).Text.ToString.ToUpper = CType(GridOrderDet.FindControl("txbBar"), TextBox).Text.ToString.ToUpper Then
  Do something…
Else
  Do something…
End If
End Sub
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Jitendra PatilSr.Software EngineerCommented:
just set the AutoPostback property of the Textbox control to "True", so this will tell to the control to fire an autopostback event and search for the textbox event txbBar_SelectedIndexchanged, in this event you can write your code what you wrote in the sub function. or just call the function in this event.

hope this helps.
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pascalmartinAuthor Commented:
There is no method for SelectedIndexChanged event in Texbox control??
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dejaanbuCommented:
There should be a Textchanged event for the textbox. set Autopostback to true and then code should be
<ItemTemplate><asp:TextBox ID="txbBar" runat="server" AutoPostback ="true" Text="" OnTextChanged="txbBar_TextChanged" MaxLength="13" />
</ItemTemplate>

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 protected sub txbBar_TextChanged(object sender, EventArgs e)
Dim currentRow As GridViewRow = DirectCast(DirectCast(sender, TextBox).Parent.Parent.Parent.Parent, GridViewRow)
Dim txt As TextBox = DirectCast(currentRow.FindControl("txbBar"), TextBox)
Dim lbl As Label= DirectCast(currentRow.FindControl("lblBar"), Label)
If txt.Text.ToString.ToUpper = lbl.Text.ToString.ToUpper Then
  Do something…
Else
  Do something…
End If

End sub

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BTW, you are doing this now in server code, if this is only for validation purpose, you can use compare validator for the same. something like below:
<ItemTemplate><asp:TextBox ID="txbBar" runat="server" Text=""  MaxLength="13" />
<asp:CompareValidator ID="cv" ValueToCompare='<%# Eval("Barcode") %>' ControlToValidate="txtBar" Display="Dynamic" ErrorMessage="the error" runat="server" Operator="Equal"></asp:CompareValidator>
</ItemTemplate>

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pascalmartinAuthor Commented:
Hi Dejjabu,

Tried to implement your solution but here is what I get:
Error: Sys.WebForms.PageRequestManagerServerErrorException: Unable to cast object of type 'System.Web.UI.WebControls.GridView' to type 'System.Web.UI.WebControls.GridViewRow'.

I also forget to inform that my gridview is inside an update panel (ajax).

rgds
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dejaanbuCommented:
try
Dim currentRowAs GridViewRow = TryCast(DirectCast(sender, TextBox).Parent.Parent, GridViewRow)

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pascalmartinAuthor Commented:
Hi Dejaanbu,
Great Job!
It works like a charm.
Cheers.
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