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Old April 14th, 2011, 11:16 AM
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Unhappy ManagePhotoAlbum.aspx not showing any items

I'm in chapter 17 and just finished the Try It Out exercise on page 613. I'm finding now that when I open an album that has items in it (pictures, etc.) and then click the Edit Photo Album link it never returns any items - whether I'm signed in or not. I'm sure this page was working correctly back when I created it in chapter 14 (or whatever chapter it was created in). The querystring is passing a valid album ID and I've found matching entries in the database. I've copied and pasted the downloaded code into both ManagePhotoAlbum.aspx and ManagePhotoAlbum.aspx.vb but it doesn't change anything. There must be something in the DataEntity setup that is causing the problem but I can't find it. Any ideas?

Note: this is the main reason I've never liked bound controls. There's no code to examine and step through to figure out why something isn't working.
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Hi there,

Can you post the relevant code for the pages and the connection string for the database?

You *can* hook into these controls and look what they do. You can subscribe to various events like OnSelecting and then look at what they are selecting. In addition, you could watch the database to see what gets selected. FInally, you can debug the .NET Framework code if you wish: http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archi...available.aspx

Anyway, could it be a permissions or a connectivity issue? It seems strange to have this behavior when the code hasn't changed.

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I had this same issue. My querystring names didn't match. For the EditLink.NavigateUrl string, I had PhotoAlbum={0} but it should have been PhotoAlbumId={0}.
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