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Old November 7th, 2006, 02:23 PM
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Default textbox initialization in Formview

I've create an input form using Formview's InsertItemTemplate control. There's one field I want to initialize it to today's date:

    Protected Sub frmMain_PreRender(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs)
        Dim strToday As String = DateTime.Now.ToString("d")
        If (frmMain.CurrentMode = FormViewMode.Insert) Then
            (TextBox)frmMain.FindControl("txtPubDate").text = strToday
        End If
    End Sub

But I keep getting syntax error at the assignment statement. I've played with the placements of the parentheis but it still doesn't work.

Have spent a lot of time on "simple" thing like this. Any insight appreciated. Thanks.

Old November 7th, 2006, 06:43 PM
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The syntax you're using is for C#, not VB. Assuming that frmMain.FindControl("txtPubDate") results in a valid textBox, try this:

CType(frmMain.FindControl("txtPubDate"), TextBox).Text = strToday


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Old November 17th, 2006, 08:30 PM
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I am using the same code.. in c#... The stange thing is that the code executes ok... as far as assigning the date by the DetailsView does not reflect the new value.. What am I doing wrong?

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