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[How Do I:] Add JavaScript Event Handlers to ASP.NET Server Controls

By Chris Pels|18 minutes|
In this video Chris Pels will show how to interface JavaScript methods with ASP.NET server controls to provide client side functionality for the server controls. First, see how to add client event handlers declaratively by extending ASP.NET server controls with custom attributes. Next, see how to add attributes for mapping client methods to ASP.NET server controls programmatically which offers the advantage of being done at runtime. Finally, learn how to reference the ID of a server control, which is rendered dynamically by ASP.NET, in JavaScript code.

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This article was originally created on March 20, 2008

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Chris Pels

Chris Pels – Chris has been instrumental in the architecture, development, and implementation of a wide variety of business systems and databases as a technology consultant since 1986. He has extensive experience in business analysis, technical specifications, database design, several programming languages including C# and VB.NET, and statistical analysis. He holds a Ph.D. from The University of Michigan and has been a speaker at Microsoft TechEd, Microsoft DevDays, VSLive, numerous events in New England