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HI All

I am facing a problem in getting the label value after post back.

I have a label, and i am changing the value in client side ( using jquery , javascript )

when i do post back by button click event, i am not getting the newly assigned value of the label text in code behind ( .cs file )

How to resolve it..

I dont wanna use Hidden field..


<html xmlns="">
<head runat="server">
    <script src="JQuery.js" type="text/javascript"></script>

    <script type="text/javascript">
        $(function () {

            $('#btn').click(function (e) {

                $('#lbl').text('value changed from client side');

                return true;


    <form id="form1" runat="server">
        <asp:Label ID="lbl" Text="sometext" runat="server"></asp:Label>
        <br />
        <asp:Button ID="btn" Text="submit" runat="server" onclick="btn_Click" />

protected void btn_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
            string lblvalue = lbl.Text;

Any ideas ??

Thanks in advance...
Updated 22-Apr-19 4:17am
Thanks7872 27-Nov-13 23:03pm    
Where is the code?
Karthik_Mahalingam 27-Nov-13 23:17pm    
code added ......

Its important to know how the Client and Server side code works. Have a look at this link : Set Text property of asp:label in Javascript PROPER way[^]

Exactly the same problem is explained there. I don't know why you don't want to use hiddenfield/Viewstate etc. Take a look at example code i created:
<asp:HiddenField ID="Hidden1" runat="server" />    
<asp:Label ID="Label1" runat="server" Text="Label"></asp:Label>

Code behind:
Page.ClientScript.RegisterStartupScript(this.GetType(), "change label", "<script type='text/javascript'>change_label()</script>");
Label1.Text = Hidden1.Value;//This is how you will get the updated value 

<script type="text/javascript">
function change_label() {      
    document.getElementById("Label1").innerText = "This is updated value";           
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Karthik_Mahalingam 27-Nov-13 23:33pm    
I dont want to use hidden field, because i have more than 10 labels to be updated in client side..
Thanks7872 27-Nov-13 23:38pm    
This is how ASP.NET works. Server and client are totally different things. In very simple terms,you have to make server aware of what happened at client side. I updated the solution in order to show you the example code.
Karthik_Mahalingam 27-Nov-13 23:47pm    
for label it wont work i guess...
any how i wil go with the hidden field,
thanks for spending your time to give a possible solution.
Thanks7872 27-Nov-13 23:49pm    
Copy paste the above code.Its working. Try to understand what i have done.
Joezer BH 22-Jan-14 10:50am    
I just did this exact thing. Here's what I did to pull the value I'm setting to my label...

For each label you are updating, you need to also create a hidden field. A simple html hidden field will suffice.
<asp:Label runat="server" ID="cust1" Text="" AutoPostBack="false"></asp:Label>
<input type="hidden" name="hidCust1" id="hidCust1" runat="server" enableviewstate="true" />

Ensure that "enableviewstate" is set to "true" for the hidden field.

In your javascript, after you set the value of the label:
if (cust1.innerHTML == '') {
    cust1.innerHTML = desc; = 'visible';

also set the value of the hidden field:
document.getElementById("hidCust1").value = cust1.innerText

Then, in your code behind, simple request the value of the hidden field:
sRetVal = hidCust1.Value
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You can use a viewstate to retain the value of the label as explained here
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Karthik_Mahalingam 27-Nov-13 21:38pm    
No dude, its not working. Do u have sample??

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