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Old June 17th, 2007, 02:54 AM
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Default Change Text of Textbox inside Template


I have a Detailsview and a Textbox inside a Templatefield.
I try to access the Textbox in the %%%.cs Data file but i cannot.
Should look like

TextBox1.Text = "Hallo";

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Old June 17th, 2007, 03:21 AM
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Hi there,

No, you can't access these controls directly. The DetailsView is a container control that contains these individual controls. Since you can potentially have more than one DetailsView on a page, the DetailsView must ensure that each TextBox and other controls have a unique name.

Depending on when and where you use this code, you can try this:

TextBox myTextBox = (TextBox) DetailsView1.FindControl("TextBox1")
myTextBox.Text = "Hallo";

This code "finds" the TextBox inside the DetailsView and then sets its text.

Hope this helps,


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Thank you Imar,this helped a lot

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Using JQuery/JavaScript, is it possible to access properties of controls which reside inside EditItemTemplate?

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head><link href="StyleSheet.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />
    <script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.8.0/jquery.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
    <script src="jquery.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
    <style type ="text/css">

    <form method="post" action="Default.aspx" id="form1">
<div class="aspNetHidden">
<input type="hidden" name="__EVENTTARGET" id="__EVENTTARGET" value="" />
<input type="hidden" name="__EVENTARGUMENT" id="__EVENTARGUMENT" value="" />
<input type="hidden" name="__VIEWSTATE" id="__VIEWSTATE" value="3Pmn9Z3SnssjpgmTk85Nr2jhTsqd5NHedGdkMUfV+2dPaqpHt7qp/2AWX9qOhiwAFCM9RHQI5rENTpeESwRy0ZZeQVBfClrV5iFUhbf7XplozcfU8eKGVqL1sFReaPgLR/lhLIWzA8NwfBS1ebYMSgbpdja4qj0SwaXKUAsibz3c2KENEyt08DUX5HwAazWpKdOm9jFalKOg+o0ui/NgbDZSHQ9SHJpIyQL7yahDzaJk0Jdd2phbtPcAp48UwabuL6/T2l2uo56gqvTyBoE6S9aF1hDQa7IEAFskaQtw4HqhvPz/66aaN/1Hj6K967JedxNCZCbNIy97gqHLD3C4HznIJBqxcp2gfBfkyA7CwO4=" />

<script type="text/javascript">
var theForm = document.forms['form1'];
if (!theForm) {
    theForm = document.form1;
function __doPostBack(eventTarget, eventArgument) {
    if (!theForm.onsubmit || (theForm.onsubmit() != false)) {
        theForm.__EVENTTARGET.value = eventTarget;
        theForm.__EVENTARGUMENT.value = eventArgument;

<div class="aspNetHidden">

	<input type="hidden" name="__VIEWSTATEENCRYPTED" id="__VIEWSTATEENCRYPTED" value="" />
	<input type="hidden" name="__EVENTVALIDATION" id="__EVENTVALIDATION" value="MEy46W8V6LdjyyEkxaS8Q3uielIKJ8u0QGKH77tD9QAVNTPLEp4rSVZbPSy4z9DPsJn/KADTdCOJVTfLBPoYQghZFTsikn1INk1acz34miDY09vW4qF+EQtlZKF44xIpea0TTMKkXGzADHlQAht/oA337ZeTL6m2WOhnu4CXwgk=" />
	<table cellspacing="0" rules="all" border="1" id="DetailsView1" style="height:50px;width:125px;border-collapse:collapse;">
                        <span id="DetailsView1_Label2">Please type row number:</span>
                        <br />
                        <input name="DetailsView1$txtRowNumber" type="text" id="DetailsView1_txtRowNumber" csCssClass="clsFind" />
                        <input name="DetailsView1$TextBox1" type="text" value="B         " id="DetailsView1_TextBox1" />
			<td colspan="2"><a href="javascript:__doPostBack('DetailsView1$ctl01','')">Update</a>&nbsp;<a href="javascript:__doPostBack('DetailsView1','Cancel$0')">Cancel</a></td>
			<td>Delete</td><td align="left" style="width:20%;">
                            <a id="DetailsView1_lnkDelete" class="clsFind" href="javascript:__doPostBack('DetailsView1$lnkDelete','')">Delete</a>
                            <a id="DetailsView1_lnkShow" class="clsFind" href="javascript:__doPostBack('DetailsView1$lnkShow','')">show</a>
			<td colspan="2"><table>
					<td><span>1</span></td><td><a href="javascript:__doPostBack('DetailsView1','Page$2')">2</a></td>
        <br />
        <input type="submit" name="btnShowControl" value="Show Delete Button" onclick="return ShowControl();" id="btnShowControl" />
        <input type="submit" name="btnHideControl" value="Hide Delete Button" onclick="return HideControl();" id="btnHideControl" />

Specifically i am trying to access txtRowNumber.

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