stckvrflw stckvrflw - 1 year ago 148
ASP.NET (C#) Question

OnclientClick and OnClick is not working at the same time?

I have a button like the following,

<asp:Button ID="pagerLeftButton" runat="server" OnClientClick="disable(this)" onclick="pager_Left_Click" Text="<" />

When I use my button like that, onclick is not firing. When I remove OnClientClick, then onclick is firing.

What I need to do is, disable the button during the postback and enable it after the postback ends.

Edit: Additional information:

I added break point to my firing functions is c# part and I am debugging, they are not firing for sure. Those functions are like

protected void pager_Left_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
//Do smthing.
protected void pager_Right_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
//Do smthing.

and when I click my button, it is disabled for 1-2 seconds and automatically enabled, but I am not sure why it is enabled. I didn't add any part for it to be enabled again.

Answer Source


The trick is to use the OnClientClick and UseSubmitBehavior properties of the button control. There are other methods, involving code on the server side to add attributes, but I think the simplicity of doing it this way is much more attractive:

<asp:Button runat="server" ID="BtnSubmit"  OnClientClick="this.disabled = true; this.value = 'Submitting...';"   UseSubmitBehavior="false"  OnClick="BtnSubmit_Click"  Text="Submit Me!" />

OnClientClick allows you to add client side OnClick script. In this case, the JavaScript will disable the button element and change its text value to a progress message. When the postback completes, the newly rendered page will revert the button back its initial state without any additional work.

The one pitfall that comes with disabling a submit button on the client side is that it will cancel the browser’s submit, and thus the postback. Setting the UseSubmitBehavior property to false tells .NET to inject the necessary client script to fire the postback anyway, instead of relying on the browser’s form submission behavior. In this case, the code it injects would be:


This is added to the end of our OnClientClick code, giving us this rendered HTML:

<input type="button" name="BtnSubmit"  onclick="this.disabled = true; this.value ='Submitting...';__doPostBack('BtnSubmit','')"  value="Submit Me!" id="BtnSubmit" />

This gives a nice button disable effect and processing text, while the postback completes.