Abhilash V Abhilash V - 3 months ago 38
HTML Question

Passing UpdateTargetId in Ajax.BeginForm not replacing the target

In Ajax.BeginForm even though I have specified the targetId which is my partial view, it is replacing the full view. Am I missing something ?

ProductList.cshtml

<div class="form-style-1" style="float:left">
@using (Ajax.BeginForm("SearchProducts", "Product", new AjaxOptions()
{
HttpMethod="POST",
InsertionMode = System.Web.Mvc.Ajax.InsertionMode.Replace,
UpdateTargetId = "product-list-container"
}))
{
<form>
<input name="SearchText" id="SearchText" class="field-divided" style="width: 300px;" type="text" />
<input type="submit" value="Search" class="myButton" />
</form>
}
</div>@Html.Partial("ListPartialView", Model)


ListPartialView.cshtml -

<div id="product-list-container">
@foreach (var product in Model)
{
<div class="product_box margin_r40">
<div class="thumb_wrapper"><a><img src="@Url.Content(@product.ImagePath)" alt="image 1" /></a></div>
<h3>@product.ProductName</h3>
<p>@product.Description</p>
</div>
}
<div class="button_01"><a href="#">View All</a></div>
<div class="cleaner"></div>
</div>


SearchProducts - Controller action

[HttpPost]
public ActionResult SearchProducts()
{
var searchTxt = Request.Form["SearchText"];
IEnumerable<Product> searchedProducts = (from p in dal.Products
where p.ProductName.Contains(searchTxt) ||
p.Description.Contains(searchTxt)
select p).ToList();

return PartialView("ListPartialView", searchedProducts);
}

Answer

Make sure you have the jquery.unobtrusive-ajax.js included in your page/layout.

<script src="~/Scripts/jquery.unobtrusive-ajax.js"></script>

This file make your form ajaxified.

If you do not have this file included, your form will be a normal form. Clicking on the submit button will do a normal form submit which might be the cause for you to see the entire page.