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I am trying to disable a linkbutton in side data repeater in masterpage from another page. I am trying to create list of pages in masterpage, when one of the link is clicked, it redirects user to that page. So, when the user in the page, its respective link should be disabled, which is in master page. Here are my codes:

Master page:

<asp:ContentPlaceHolder ID="CategoryMenuHolder" runat="server">
    <asp:Repeater ID="Repeater1" runat="server" DataSourceID="SqlDataSource1"
                <li class="menus">
                    <asp:LinkButton ID="lnkcategory" runat="server" OnCommand="LinkButton_Command" CommandArgument='<%# Eval("catid") %>'
                        Text='<%# Eval("catname") %>' CommandName="Show" ForeColor="White"></asp:LinkButton>
content page
ContentPlaceHolder holder = (ContentPlaceHolder)Master.FindControl("CategoryMenuHolder");
        Repeater rep = (Repeater)holder.FindControl("Repeater1");
but the repeater comes in as null!
How do I do this?
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Posted 4-Jan-12 1:43am
Edited 4-Jan-12 12:33pm
Nicholas Butler 4-Jan-12 7:08am
Repeater is a server-side control - it is not itself rendered in the HTML, just it's contents
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Solution 1

Write following in click event of LinkButton
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Solution 2

first fine the repeater resides in the master page, to get the reference of repeater control use following code
Repeater rpt = (Repeater)Master.FindControl("Repeater1");
to get the object of LinkButton that resides in Repeater item use bellow code
foreach (ListViewItem li in rpt.Items)
           //Finds LinkButton button from Repeater
            LinkButton lkb=(LinkButton) li.FindControl("lnkcategory");
           //Disable LinkButton
            lkb.Enabled = false;
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