ID problem in radpane

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  1. york
    york avatar
    160 posts
    Member since:
    Jul 2012

    Posted 05 Mar 2011 Link to this post


    I tried to fill radpane in radsplitter with radtreeview. When I used
    var tree = $find("<%=RadTreeView1.ClientID %>"); = "100px";
    It crushed because tree is null. But when used
    var tree = document.getElementById("RadTreeView1"); = "100px";
    It worked fine. Why is that?
  2. Answer
    Marin Bratanov
    Marin Bratanov avatar
    3561 posts

    Posted 07 Mar 2011 Link to this post

    Hello York,

    I have already replied to this question in the other thread you posted. But for your convenience and to help others with similar problems I am posting it here, too:

    To get a null object you have probably attempted to get a reference to the object with the $find() method before the controls are initialized.

    On the other hand, you are actually trying to set a CSS style to an HTML element, so you need an object with a reference to an HTML element, not to a JavaScript object, as these objects do not have styles. This means that you must use the $get() method (a shortcut to the getElementById() method you are using) to get the reference.

    On the difference between these methods you can read in the MSDN articles on $find(), getElementById() and in this blog post.

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