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Default concat string with container.databind value

I am using a repeater control that is bind with a data reader.
In <itemtemplate> i am trying to create a hyperlink that would be something like ....

<a href="~\Nominations\votes.aspx?ContestantID=" & <%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem,"ContestantID") %> >fsdfsf

but for some reason its not rendering the actuall value seems like some thing wrong with the concatination i am doing ...

Can any one help me on this?
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Hi there,

You need to make the constant part of the URL a part of the databinding expression. E.g.:

<a href='<%# @"~\Nominations\votes.aspx?ContestantID=" + DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem,"ContestantID") %>' runat="server">fsdfsf</a>

Rather than using double quotes you need single quotes for the href attribute. And, in order to successfully use the ~ in the address, you need runat="server" on the control as well.

The @ is needed in C# to escape the slashes in your URL. However, since these are likely web URLs, this is probably better:

<a href='<%# "~/Nominations/votes.aspx?ContestantID=" + DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem,"ContestantID") %>' runat="server">fsdfsf</a>

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