$find(RadNumericTextBox) in Edit Form Template

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  1. Jay
    Jay avatar
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    Dec 2011

    Posted 07 Nov 2017 Link to this post

    I have a RadGrid with an Edit Form Template. In the template, I have a couple RadNumericTextBoxes that I need to enable/disable depending on some checkboxes in the form.

    In my javascript, when I do $find("<%= RadNumericTextBoxInGridEditFormTemplate.ClientId %>"), I get a compilation error when I visit the page that says RadNumericTextBoxInGridEditFormTemplate does not exist. This is understandable because it is not there yet.

    I am working around this by doing

    var indirect = $(".my-class"); // Specified using CssClass="my-class" on RadNumericTextBoxInGridEditFormTemplate
    var textbox = $find(indirect.attr("id"));

    which works. I am just wondering if there's a better/more approved way to do this.


  2. Marin Bratanov
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    Posted 09 Nov 2017 Link to this post

    Hi Jay,

    This is the general approach you need to take. This is so because:

    • this is not rendered at all times
    • this is in a template so IDs of the controls inside change and to get a reference on the server you must traverse the control hierarchy (which may be more difficult than the DOM traversal thanks to jQuery)


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