Highstead Highstead - 1 month ago 12
C# Question

asp.net user control, getting htmlAnchor resolve to href="#"

How do you get a server control HTMLAnchor to have href="#". It keeps resolving the "#" to the control path.

<a href="#" runat="server" />
resolves to: <a href="../ControlPath/#">


I can't seem to get a google search to give me the results i want so i figured i'd ask here.

EDIT: Syntax.

Removing the runat server is not an option. It's manipulated in the backend, this was just a simplification.

Answer

I had the same problem, here's how I could resolve it:

Original code

User control:

<a id="foo" runat="server">...</a>

Code behind:

foo.Attributes.Add("href", "#");

Output:

<a id="..." href="../Shared/Controls/#">...</a>

Updated code

User control:

<asp:HyperLink id="foo" runat="server">...</asp:HyperLink>

Code behind:

foo.Attributes.Add("href", "#");

Output:

<a id="..." href="#">...</a>
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