473,388 Members | 1,109 Online
Bytes | Software Development & Data Engineering Community
Post Job

Home Posts Topics Members FAQ

Join Bytes to post your question to a community of 473,388 software developers and data experts.

Native .NET Function to Bind to WebControl via ID String???

Is there a function I can use to bind to a web control on an ASP.NET 2.0 page
if I have a string for the ID of the control? I'd like to be able to throw
an ID string at a function and bind a control object to a textbox control
without having to loop through all the controls on the page.

For example (pseudo code), if I have a textbox with id="txtFirstName"...

Dim ctrlControlPlaceHolder as control
ctrlControlPlaceHolder = FindControlbylID("txtFirstName")
ctrlControlPlaceHolder.text = "Chris"

What I'm looking for is the "FindControlbyID(byVal ID as string)" function.
It's my assumption that there's a native function out there to do it. I
could probably write a function that does the control looping, but I'm going
to have a ton of controls on the page so a native function strikes me as much
more efficient and graceful.

Any help on this is greatly appreciated.

v/r

Chris Frohlich
Jun 28 '06 #1
1 1582
Doesn't the Page class have a FindControl method? I seem to remember it has
one, or maybe I am just having a "developer Senior Moment"?
Cheers,
Peter

--
Co-founder, Eggheadcafe.com developer portal:
http://www.eggheadcafe.com
UnBlog:
http://petesbloggerama.blogspot.com


"ChrisFrohlich" wrote:
Is there a function I can use to bind to a web control on an ASP.NET 2.0 page
if I have a string for the ID of the control? I'd like to be able to throw
an ID string at a function and bind a control object to a textbox control
without having to loop through all the controls on the page.

For example (pseudo code), if I have a textbox with id="txtFirstName"...

Dim ctrlControlPlaceHolder as control
ctrlControlPlaceHolder = FindControlbylID("txtFirstName")
ctrlControlPlaceHolder.text = "Chris"

What I'm looking for is the "FindControlbyID(byVal ID as string)" function.
It's my assumption that there's a native function out there to do it. I
could probably write a function that does the control looping, but I'm going
to have a ton of controls on the page so a native function strikes me as much
more efficient and graceful.

Any help on this is greatly appreciated.

v/r

Chris Frohlich

Jun 29 '06 #2

This thread has been closed and replies have been disabled. Please start a new discussion.

Similar topics

3
by: spmm# | last post by:
Hi! Could someone please help me with the following; I have a WebControl that basically looks like this: public class LeftMenu : System.Web.UI.WebControls.WebControl { private string...
0
by: Dariusz Tomon | last post by:
Hi I have got the problem with web control displaying flash (swf) object. The problem is connected with the fact that 1-st swf should loads the second one. But it doesn't. That's why I suspects...
3
by: ryan.mitchley | last post by:
Hi all I have a class (cPort) that is designed to receive objects and, depending on the type, call a handler (callback) in any descendant of a cProcessBlock class. Callback functions take a...
1
by: pnbaocuong | last post by:
Dear All When I try to use convert function of MS sql server like this: String sql = " (employee_id = '" + employee_id + "') and ((convert(VARCHAR,w_date,103) = '" + w_date + "'))"; ...
0
by: taylorcarr | last post by:
A Canon printer is a smart device known for being advanced, efficient, and reliable. It is designed for home, office, and hybrid workspace use and can also be used for a variety of purposes. However,...
0
by: ryjfgjl | last post by:
If we have dozens or hundreds of excel to import into the database, if we use the excel import function provided by database editors such as navicat, it will be extremely tedious and time-consuming...
0
by: ryjfgjl | last post by:
In our work, we often receive Excel tables with data in the same format. If we want to analyze these data, it can be difficult to analyze them because the data is spread across multiple Excel files...
0
BarryA
by: BarryA | last post by:
What are the essential steps and strategies outlined in the Data Structures and Algorithms (DSA) roadmap for aspiring data scientists? How can individuals effectively utilize this roadmap to progress...
1
by: nemocccc | last post by:
hello, everyone, I want to develop a software for my android phone for daily needs, any suggestions?
1
by: Sonnysonu | last post by:
This is the data of csv file 1 2 3 1 2 3 1 2 3 1 2 3 2 3 2 3 3 the lengths should be different i have to store the data by column-wise with in the specific length. suppose the i have to...
0
marktang
by: marktang | last post by:
ONU (Optical Network Unit) is one of the key components for providing high-speed Internet services. Its primary function is to act as an endpoint device located at the user's premises. However,...
0
by: Hystou | last post by:
Most computers default to English, but sometimes we require a different language, especially when relocating. Forgot to request a specific language before your computer shipped? No problem! You can...
0
jinu1996
by: jinu1996 | last post by:
In today's digital age, having a compelling online presence is paramount for businesses aiming to thrive in a competitive landscape. At the heart of this digital strategy lies an intricately woven...

By using Bytes.com and it's services, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

To disable or enable advertisements and analytics tracking please visit the manage ads & tracking page.