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Posted 23 Feb 2008

How To Pass Value from User Web Control to Parent ASPX Page

, 23 Feb 2008 CPOL
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How to pass values between user control and ASPX page without JavaScript


I was working on a user control where I was trying to pass values from the pop user control to the parent page. It was very easy to use JavaScript and pass the value to the parent page, but it was not easy to find a way to pass value to the parent page without JavaScript. I did find a way to do this and want other developers to get some idea.


Pass value between the user control and ASPX page without the help of JavaScript.

Using the Code

  1. Create a web project
  2. Add a user control to the project
  3. Next, see the code block
  4. Add these lines of code:
    private DataSet data;
    // declare a delegate
    public delegate void U_ListCommandEventHandler
    		(object sender, U_ListCommandEventArgs e);
        public event U_ListCommandEventHandler UGridViewChanged;
    //selected index property
      public int SelectedIndex
            get { return UGridView.SelectedIndex; }
                if (!Page.IsPostBack)
                if (value < UGridView.Rows.Count)
                    UGridView.SelectedIndex = value;
                    data = U_DataSet
                    OnUGridViewChanged(new U_ListCommandEventArgs(data));
    //Method to load data in to dataset
     private DataSet GVData_Bind()
            SqlConnection Con = new SqlConnection(Cn);
            SqlDataAdapter adapter = new SqlDataAdapter();
            adapter.SelectCommand = new SqlCommand("SELECT * FROM Person", Con);
            data = new DataSet();
            adapter.Fill(data, "U_Table");
            return data;
     protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
          // load data to the grid view
        if (!IsPostBack)
            data= GVData_Bind();
            UGridView.DataSource = data;
    //Method to return DataSet base on id
      private DataSet U_DataSet(string id)
            SqlConnection Con = new SqlConnection(Cn);
            SqlDataAdapter adapter = new SqlDataAdapter();
            adapter.SelectCommand = new SqlCommand
    		("SELECT * FROM Person where Id='" + id + "'", Con);
            data = new DataSet();
            adapter.Fill(data, "U_Table");
            return data;
    //method for selected index
     protected void UGridView_SelectedIndexChanged(object sender, EventArgs e)
            data = U_DataSet(UGridView.Rows[UGridView.SelectedIndex].Cells[1].Text);
            OnUGridViewChanged(new U_ListCommandEventArgs(data));
    //virtual method
      protected virtual void OnUGridViewChanged(U_ListCommandEventArgs e)
            if (UGridViewChanged != null) UGridViewChanged(this, e);
    // Add this class to the project
    public class U_ListCommandEventArgs
        private DataSet _U_DataSet;
    	public U_ListCommandEventArgs(DataSet U_DataSet)
            _U_DataSet = U_DataSet;
        public DataSet U_DataSet { get { return _U_DataSet; } }
    //also Add this
    public class U_ListCommandEventHandler
    	public U_ListCommandEventHandler()
  5. Drag and drop the newly built user control on the ASPX page.
  6. Add or update the OnInit() method
    protected override void OnInit(EventArgs e)
    		new GridViewUsercontrol.U_ListCommandEventHandler
    //since we are getting dataset back from user control 
    //we can bind it to the gridview.
    private void GridViewUsercontrol1_UGridViewChanged
    		(object sender, U_ListCommandEventArgs e)
            GridView1.DataSource = e.U_DataSet;


  • 23rd February, 2008: Initial post


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GeneralMy vote of 1 Pin
rjb227s7-May-09 14:20
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Generalthank u tanveer Pin
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Generalneed clarification on this code Pin
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GeneralRe: need clarification on this code Pin
T.Ashraf25-Aug-08 4:05
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GeneralGood looking Pin
Riad MS Afyouni23-Feb-08 23:55
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GeneralNice Pin
Ashrafur Rahaman23-Feb-08 19:51
memberAshrafur Rahaman23-Feb-08 19:51 
GeneralAnother simple artilce Pin
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