Abhay Kumar Abhay Kumar - 2 months ago 23
ASP.NET (C#) Question

Not getting ClientID in ASP.Net

I have ASP.Net page where i am calling a JavaScript function like this:

Enter server name: <asp:TextBox ID="txt_name" runat="server"></asp:TextBox>
<asp:Button ID="btn_view" runat="server" OnClick="View_btn_click" OnClientClick="return AlertOnGo('View Configuration',document.getElementById('<%= txt_name.ClientID %>').value)" Text ="GO!" />


But on clicking the GO button, i am getting the following error:

JavaScript runtime error: Unable to get property 'value' of undefined or null reference

On viewing the rendered code for the button:

<input type="submit" name="btn_view" value="GO!" onclick="return AlertOnGo('View Configuration',document.getElementById('<%= txt_name.ClientID %>').value);" id="btn_view" />


It is not putting the appropriate ClientID. I tried setting the CLientIDMode to static for the test box, yet no help.

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Answer

There are a few solutions to this problem.

One of the simpler would be to move the name into a JavaScript variable since the problem only occurs within the control when trying to evaluate txt_name.ClientID inside the OnClientClick attribute of an ASP.NET control.

<script>
var txtName = '<%= txt_name.ClientID %>';
</script>

Enter server name: <asp:TextBox ID="txt_name" runat="server"></asp:TextBox>
 <asp:Button ID="btn_view" runat="server" OnClick="View_btn_click" 
OnClientClick="return  AlertOnGo('View Configuration', 
document.getElementById(txtName).value)" Text ="GO!" />