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Geert asked on 27 Nov 2008, 05:08 PM

I reported an issue some weeks ago on a javascript error that blocks our application.
Now I figured out what the reason is for this error. The solution on the other hand is unknown and may be something tricky. So I hope you can find it out because my projectleader has pulled out all of his hair from frustration. I'm afraid my hair is next as long as the problem continues.

Ok the reason/scenario:

make a sample project with a page that dynamically creates a usercontrol and each time there is a postback (Ajax or not) you'll have to build the usercontrol from zero.
On the usercontrol set a control e.g. radcombobox and fill it up with 250 items (so the server will have something to process).
Create a button beneath it that will trigger a refill of the combobox.
Make a loadingpanel and a radajaxmanager that will update a panel which only contains the dropdown. Make sure the button does not belong in the panel so it is clickable during the loadingscreen.

No click that button as hell, as fast as you can and then the following error will occur in javascript:
_d5.parentNode is null where 5 is a sequence.

I traced it back in the javascript of telerik so this might help in the search:

1810  var _d2=$get(_d1);
1811  var _d3=String.format("{0}_wrapper",_d1);
1812  var _d4=$get(_d3);
1813  if(_d4){
1814  _d2=_d4;
1815  }
1816  if(this.get_element()==null){
1817  return;
1818  }
1819  var _d5=(!this._isSticky)?$get(this.get_element().id+_d1):this.get_element();
1820  var now=new Date();
1821  if(_d5==null){
1822  return;
1823  }
1824  var _d7=now-_d5._startDisplayTime;
1825  var _d8=this._minDisplayTime;
1826  if(this._isSticky){
1827  if(_d8>_d7){
1828  window.setTimeout(function(){
1830  },_d8);
1831  }else{
1833  }
1834  }else{
1835  if(_d8>_d7){
1836  window.setTimeout(function(){
1837  _d5.parentNode.removeChild(_d5);
1838  if(typeof (_d2)!="undefined"&&(_d2!=null)){
1840  }
1841  },_d8);
1842  }else{
1843  _d5.parentNode.removeChild(_d5);
1844  if(typeof (_d2)!="undefined"&&(_d2!=null)){
1846  }
1847  }
1848  }
the error occurs on line 1837

Hope this helps because I really love my hair,

Thanks in advance,

the SOFIM-team (Belgium)

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answered on 02 Dec 2008, 11:29 AM
Hi Geert,

Following your instructions I have prepared a small sample website which you can find attached to this message. I could not observe the problem you describe. Take a look at it and see how it behaves on your end and if there are any crucial differences in the logic compared to your problematic project. Let us know how it goes.

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answered on 02 Dec 2008, 01:00 PM

First of all thanks for the response, really appreciate it.
Second, The problem does not appear in your example but I have configured out why:

- the for loop 2500 items instead of 250
- Place the loadingpanel in the default aspx instead of the ascx

- Add the following code to the loadingPanel: MinDisplayTime="500" Transparency="40"
Now play again and click fast on the update button
this is My result (with firebug)

[Exception... "'Sys.ParameterCountException: Sys.ParameterCountException: Parameter count mismatch.' when calling method: [nsIDOMEventListener::handleEvent]" nsresult: "0x8057001c (NS_ERROR_XPC_JS_THREW_JS_OBJECT)" location: "JS frame :: http://localhost:1459/Ajax/... :: Sys$Net$XMLHttpExecutor$abort :: line 5344" data: no]

è  this._upperAbbrMonths = this...s.dateTimeFormat.AbbreviatedMonthNames);

ScriptRe...002031250 (regel (7069)



_d6.parentNode is null

è  _d6.parentNode.removeChild(_d6); 

Thanks in advance

The SOFIM-team (Belgium)

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answered on 03 Dec 2008, 08:52 AM
Hi Geert,

Indeed the problem can be observed when the suggested modifications are made. You can workaround it by setting the RequestQueueSize property for the RadAjaxManager like this:
<telerik:RadAjaxManager ID="RadAjaxManager1" runat="server" RequestQueueSize="2"></telerik:RadAjaxManager> 

Alternatively, in order to ensure that the button won't be clicked when the request is executing, you can disable it in the OnRequestStart client side event of the Manager and then OnRequestEnd enable it again.

Give these suggestions a try and let us know if you need additional help.

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