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[How Do I:] Use a Hidden Field to Store and Manipulate Client-Side Information

By Chris Pels|24 minutes|
In this video Chris Pels will show how to use a hidden field as one approach to simple state management on an ASP.NET page and for communicating client side processing information. First, see how to add a hidden field to a page using an ASP.NET HiddenField server control and retrieve the value of the hidden field in server-side code after a post-back. Next, learn how to manipulate the value of the hidden field in client-side script, and then retrieve the modified value in server-side code. Finally, see an example of how to use several hidden fields to store information from client-side processing that can be posted back for server processing.

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This article was originally created on July 24, 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