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Page.GetPostBackEventReference Method (Control)

Note: This API is now obsolete.

Returns a string that can be used in a client event to cause postback to the server. The reference string is defined by the specified Control object.

Namespace:  System.Web.UI
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)

[ObsoleteAttribute("The recommended alternative is ClientScript.GetPostBackEventReference. http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=14202")]
public string GetPostBackEventReference(
	Control control


Type: System.Web.UI.Control
The server control to process the postback on the server.

Return Value

Type: System.String
A string that, when treated as script on the client, initiates the postback.

This method has been deprecated. Use the GetPostBackEventReference method in the ClientScriptManager class instead.

   public class MyControl1 : Control, IPostBackEventHandler
      // Create an integer property that is displayed when
      // the page that contains this control is requested
      // and save it to the control's ViewState property.
      public int Number
          if ( ViewState["Number"] !=null )
          return (int) ViewState["Number"];
          return 50;

          ViewState["Number"] = value;

      // Implement the RaisePostBackEvent method from the
      // IPostBackEventHandler interface. If 'inc' is passed
      // to this method, it increases the Number property by one.
      public void RaisePostBackEvent(string eventArgument)
        Number = Number + 1;

[System.Security.Permissions.PermissionSet(System.Security.Permissions.SecurityAction.Demand, Name="FullTrust")]
      protected override void Render(HtmlTextWriter writer)
        // Converts the Number property to a string and
	// writes it to the containing page.
        writer.Write("The Number is " + Number.ToString() + " (" );

	// Uses the GetPostBackEventReference method to pass
	// 'inc' to the RaisePostBackEvent method when the link
	// this code creates is clicked.
        writer.Write("<a href=\"javascript:" + Page.GetPostBackEventReference(this) + "\">Increase Number</a>");

.NET Framework

Supported in: 1.1, 1.0
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 4
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 3.5
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 3.5 SP1
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 3.0
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 3.0 SP1
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 3.0 SP2
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 2.0
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 2.0 SP1
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 2.0 SP2

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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