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Catching events from dynamic controls

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This may well have been asked before, but how do you best catch events from dynamic controls in ASP.NET i.e. those created and placed programatically?

An example page layout:

Table1(contains Button2)

After clicking Button1:
Button2 (not inside a table)

...while clicking Button2 & Button3 should result in yet more dynamic trees & layouts, depending on my shoe size and the position of Jupiter's moons at that time :)

So, I want Button1's handler to change the eventable control tree and page layout. However, it seems I have to recreate and draw the pre-postback tree in order that the Button1 event gets called at all. Then what? How do I replace the already drawn control tree? I don't want to use javascript to force yet another postback as a) it's inefficient and b) a security risk.

BTW I'm recreating the controls early in LoadViewState to avoid any persistence problems.

Have I got the wrong idea? Is there a standard way of achieving this?

Jul 27 '06 #1
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