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Old September 16th, 2016, 02:38 PM
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Default Open an url that's contianed in a variable

I thought that this would be a very simple issue but have been Googling it for the last three days without any success.

In my modified “PlanetWrox.com” web site (TRTDevelopment.com) I would like to add an additional column to the “Reviews” table (in my case “Songs” table). This column would contain a hyperlink to the review (in my case song). Then I would like to display this hyperlink in the “ViewDetails” window. So far so good, I’ve had no trouble accomplishing this task.

Now, I would like to be able to click on the displayed hyperlink and navigate to that page on the Web. Please note that the hyperlink I display in the DetailsView window was obtained from a query to the “Reviews Table” and is contained in a variable (right now I have it stored in a label.text). It seemed all I would have to do was use something like the following:

<asp:Label ID="ClipLabel" runat="server"><a href= "ClipLabel.Text" /></asp:Label>

admittedly this is in it’s very simplest form.

I’ve also tried using a HyperLink control but again the “NavagateUrl” does not accept a variable as an attribute.

I don’t know why I’m having so much trouble with this issue as you see this kind of thing done on all kinds of web sites. Any help in pointing me toward a solution would be greatly appreciated
Old September 17th, 2016, 05:39 PM
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Hi there,

Why do you have the URL in a variable and not in a data binding expression? In the latter case, you could simply bind the HyperLink control to a column in the data source.

Can you provide a more detailed description and your code?


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