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Posted 21 Jun 2011
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Resolving PostBackUrl and button_Click events

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How to execute code in the current page AFTER navigating to a new page.
I'm working on a web site that contains a button. Originally, this button had an event handler that performed some processing and then called Response.WriteFile, which in turn caused the current page to be replaced with the file being written. This was not the desired behavior, so I added a PostbackUrl element to bring up the other page in a new window. Imagine my dismay to discover that specifying a PostbackUrl causes the page to NOT fire the Click event for the button.

My work around is comprised of two steps:

0) In the page being navigated FROM, move the code out of the event handler into a public method.

1) In the page being navigated TO, add the following line to the Page_Load event handler:


or for VB:

CType(Page.PreviousPage, MyPreviousPage).MyPublicMethod()


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GeneralReason for my vote of 2 It is not working... Pin
ramakant dewangan18-Aug-11 1:20
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GeneralRe: You're doing it wrong. Pin
John Simmons / outlaw programmer18-Aug-11 2:23
mveJohn Simmons / outlaw programmer18-Aug-11 2:23 
GeneralReason for my vote of 3 Informative and a workaround only. [... Pin
manish.kungwani30-Jun-11 6:48
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GeneralRe: That's precisely the nature of tips/tricks. I certainly thin... Pin
John Simmons / outlaw programmer1-Jul-11 0:11
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