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asp.net 2.0 menu client script error '0.cells null'

Hi all,

We're currently developping an asp.net 2.0 project, and ran into a
problem with the new menu control.

At the first load of the page, no errors are generated, but after a
first postback an error pops up when hovering over a menu item:

"Error: '0.cells' is null or not an object"

the error is located in the client script function
function Menu_HideItems( items) {}

....
for(i = 0; i < rows[0].cells.length; i++) {
....
in this line the length of the rows array = 0, what generates an error.
the rows array should give the menu row, what fails here. A wrong item
is considered as the menu, and therefore gives an error.

When searching deeper it seems that the function

Has anyone had this kind of error with the menu control?
The controls' viewstate is enabled, that cannot be the problem.

Can I change the clientscript that is generated by the menu control to
avoid this error?

If anyone can help, that would be great!

tnx in advance,

Kind Regards,

Koen Appeltans

Jan 16 '06 #1
1 1712
We are also getting the same error. This is our situation and how it
manifests:

Our web application uses an asp.net 2.0 menu and sitemap for navigation.
The page has an asp.net 2.0 treeview control on it. The data in the tree
view is built on the fly. A dhtml behavior is used to keep the selected item
in the treeview in about the middle of the screen(vertical ly). An Iframe is
used to display information about the item selected in the treeview or pages
selected from the menu.

the menu behaves as expected until the following conditions are met:
1 the mouse has been passed over the menu,
2 any item on the treeview is selected or expanded.
3 the mouse is pased over the menu again

We have noticed that the menu repositions itself 3px to the right of the
original position just before the above problem manifests.

The menu's will all drop down and will not disappear until the next
postback. The menu's will continue to lock down if the mouse is passed over
them until the page is refreshed.

The client scripting error that appears is "0.Cells is null or not an object"

Here is the page aspx:
<asp:Panel id="PanelMenu" style="width: 840px; position: absolute; top:
64px; z-index: 5; left: 101px; height: 15px; background-color: transparent;"
runat="server">
<asp:menu id="MenuHSNOCer tifications" runat="server"
datasourceid="S iteMapDataSourc e1" orientation="Ho rizontal"
staticdisplayle vels="2" style="z-index: 1; position: absolute;"
disappearafter= "-1" enabletheming=" False">
<staticmenustyl e backcolor="Tran sparent" bordercolor="#7 39574"
horizontalpaddi ng="5px" borderstyle="No ne" borderwidth="1p x"
cssclass="HSNOM enu" />
<staticmenuitem style cssclass="HSNOM enu" />
<dynamicmenusty le backcolor="Tran sparent" bordercolor="#7 39574"
borderstyle="Do tted" borderwidth="1p x" cssclass="HSNOM enu" />
<dynamicmenuite mstyle horizontalpaddi ng="10px"
verticalpadding ="2px" cssclass="HSNOM enu" />
<statichoversty le backcolor="Whit e" font-underline="True "
cssclass="HSNOM enu" />
<dynamichoverst yle cssclass="HSNOM enu" font-underline="True " />
<staticselected style cssclass="HSNOM enu" />
<dynamicselecte dstyle cssclass="HSNOM enu" />
</asp:menu>
<asp:sitemapdat asource id="SiteMapData Source1" runat="server" />
</asp:Panel>

<asp:TreeView ID="TreeViewHSN OLocations" runat="server"
NodeIndent="5" AutoGenerateDat aBindings="fals e" EnableTheming=" false"
PopulateNodesFr omClient="False " style="width: 240px; height: 520px; z-index:
1; position: absolute; top:97px; left:10px;" nodewrap="True"
cssclass="Scrol lingPanel" enableclientscr ipt="False">
<hovernodesty le forecolor="Cade tBlue" />
<selectednodest yle forecolor="Blue " />
</asp:TreeView>

<iframe id="FrameRight " name="FrameRigh t" runat="server" scrolling="no"
style="position :absolute; top:100px; left:256px; width:724px; height: 520px;
background-color: transparent; z-index: 3;" frameborder="0" ></iframe>
Thanks in advance
Feb 21 '06 #2

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