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Posted 24 Feb 2004

Enable ReadOnly Mode for your WebForms!

, 24 Feb 2004
This article will show you, how to implement a readonly mode for webforms.
<%@ Page language="c#" Codebehind="ReadOnlyGridDialog.aspx.cs" AutoEventWireup="false" Inherits="Trivadis.Spieler.ReadOnly.ReadOnlyGridDialog" %>
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" >
		<meta content="Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 7.1" name="GENERATOR">
		<meta content="C#" name="CODE_LANGUAGE">
		<meta content="JavaScript" name="vs_defaultClientScript">
		<meta content="" name="vs_targetSchema">
		<LINK href="default.css" type="text/css" rel="stylesheet">
	<body MS_POSITIONING="GridLayout">
		<FORM id="Form1" method="post" runat="server">
			<DIV style="Z-INDEX: 101; LEFT: 16px; WIDTH: 384px; POSITION: absolute; TOP: 8px; HEIGHT: 16px"
				<P><STRONG>Demo-Webform (GridLayout)</STRONG></P>
			<DIV style="Z-INDEX: 102; LEFT: 16px; WIDTH: 414px; POSITION: absolute; TOP: 48px; HEIGHT: 264px; BACKGROUND-COLOR: lemonchiffon"
				ms_positioning="GridLayout"><asp:listbox id="lstHobbies" style="Z-INDEX: 104; LEFT: 192px; POSITION: absolute; TOP: 144px"
					runat="server" CssClass="txt" Width="150px" SelectionMode="Multiple">
					<asp:ListItem Value="Sport">Sport</asp:ListItem>
					<asp:ListItem Value="Travelling">Travelling</asp:ListItem>
					<asp:ListItem Value="Computer">Computer</asp:ListItem>
					<asp:ListItem Value="Nature">Nature</asp:ListItem>
					<asp:ListItem Value="Wine">Wine</asp:ListItem>
				</asp:listbox><asp:label id="lblSwiss" style="Z-INDEX: 112; LEFT: 192px; POSITION: absolute; TOP: 64px" runat="server"
					CssClass="lbl">Swiss</asp:label><asp:checkbox id="chkSwiss" style="Z-INDEX: 111; LEFT: 192px; POSITION: absolute; TOP: 88px" runat="server"
					Checked="True"></asp:checkbox><asp:radiobuttonlist id="optCity" style="Z-INDEX: 107; LEFT: 96px; POSITION: absolute; TOP: 88px" runat="server"
					CssClass="lbl" BorderColor="Transparent">
					<asp:ListItem Value="Aarau">Aarau</asp:ListItem>
					<asp:ListItem Value="Basel">Basel</asp:ListItem>
					<asp:ListItem Value="Lugano">Lugano</asp:ListItem>
					<asp:ListItem Value="Z&#252;rich">Z&#252;rich</asp:ListItem>
				</asp:radiobuttonlist><asp:label id="lblCity" style="Z-INDEX: 113; LEFT: 96px; POSITION: absolute; TOP: 64px" runat="server"
					CssClass="lbl">City</asp:label><asp:label id="lblSex" style="Z-INDEX: 109; LEFT: 16px; POSITION: absolute; TOP: 64px" runat="server"
					CssClass="lbl">Sex</asp:label><asp:dropdownlist id="ddlSex" style="Z-INDEX: 106; LEFT: 16px; POSITION: absolute; TOP: 88px" runat="server">
					<asp:ListItem Value="Male">Male</asp:ListItem>
					<asp:ListItem Value="Female">Female</asp:ListItem>
				</asp:dropdownlist><asp:label id="lblFirstname" style="Z-INDEX: 103; LEFT: 16px; POSITION: absolute; TOP: 16px"
					runat="server" CssClass="lbl">First name</asp:label><asp:button id="btnSave" style="Z-INDEX: 108; LEFT: 280px; POSITION: absolute; TOP: 232px" runat="server"
					CssClass="btn" Width="75px" Text="Save"></asp:button><asp:label id="lblHobby" style="Z-INDEX: 105; LEFT: 192px; POSITION: absolute; TOP: 120px"
					runat="server" CssClass="lbl">Hobbies (MultiSelect)</asp:label><asp:textbox id="txtLastname" style="Z-INDEX: 110; LEFT: 144px; POSITION: absolute; TOP: 40px"
					runat="server" CssClass="txt" Width="150px">Spieler</asp:textbox><asp:label id="lblFirstnamed" style="Z-INDEX: 102; LEFT: 16px; POSITION: absolute; TOP: 40px"
					runat="server" CssClass="lbl">Last name</asp:label><asp:textbox id="txtFirstname" style="Z-INDEX: 101; LEFT: 96px; POSITION: absolute; TOP: 16px"
					runat="server" CssClass="txt" Width="150px">Patrick</asp:textbox><asp:RequiredFieldValidator id=reqFirstName style="Z-INDEX: 114; LEFT: 256px; POSITION: absolute; TOP: 16px" runat="server" ErrorMessage="Required!" ControlToValidate="txtFirstname">*</asp:RequiredFieldValidator></DIV>
				<asp:HyperLink id="hypGridLayout" style="Z-INDEX: 103; LEFT: 208px; POSITION: absolute; TOP: 328px"
					runat="server" NavigateUrl="ReadOnlyDialog.aspx">Go to FlowLayout Demopage</asp:HyperLink><asp:LinkButton id=lnkReadOnly style="Z-INDEX: 104; LEFT: 24px; POSITION: absolute; TOP: 328px" runat="server">ReadOnly</asp:LinkButton><asp:LinkButton id=lnkBack style="Z-INDEX: 105; LEFT: 128px; POSITION: absolute; TOP: 328px" runat="server">Back</asp:LinkButton></P>

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Patrick Spieler
Web Developer
Switzerland Switzerland
Consultant for Trivadis AG in Switzerland.
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