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Can not reference text value in footer of Gridview control

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 20, 2010    Points: 0   Category :ASP.Net

I have been struggling with this all week end .... Yell

I am trying to implement adding a new record using the Gridview footer.

I have an example that works finethat I got from http://www.aspdotnetcodes.com/GridView_Insert_Edit_Update_Delete.aspx.

My situation is a little different .. as I am using master page and the Gridview is in a page derived from the master page.

I have tried:

Dim txtNewName As TextBox = DirectCast(GridView1.FooterRow.FindControl("NewName"), TextBox)

"NewName" is the ID of the textbox in the footer of the Gridview.

When I try referencing ... txtNewName.Text ... it returns a null value.

There must be some trick to referencing this .Text value when using the Gridview that is within a Content Place Holder that results when using a page that was created using a master page.


Thanks in advance fo any possible help with this problem ...

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