FindControl Method (String)
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Page.FindControl Method (String)


Searches the page naming container for a server control with the specified identifier.

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

public override Control FindControl(
	string id


Type: System.String

The identifier for the control to be found.

Return Value

Type: System.Web.UI.Control

The specified control, or null if the specified control does not exist.

The FindControl method can be used to access a control whose ID is not available at design time. The method searches only the page's immediate, or top-level, container; it does not recursively search for controls in naming containers contained on the page. To access controls in a subordinate naming container, call the FindControl method of that container.

Legacy Code Example

The following code example demonstrates how to use the FindControl method to locate controls inside templates. In this example, two Repeater controls are defined; each shows a different way to catch the Click event of a LinkButton inside the repeater item template.

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.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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