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Im having issues with the onClick event on LinkButtons (possibly all controls) not working, in a Visual Webpart I am writing for SP2010.

Simple example of what i am doing:

public partial class MyUserControl : UserControl
   protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
       Label1.Text = "load";

  protected void LinkButton1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
      Label1.Text = "click";

<asp:LinkButton ID="LinkButton1" runat="server" onclick="LinkButton1_Click">LinkButton</asp:LinkButton>

<asp:Label ID="Label1" runat="server"></asp:Label>

Webpart loads fine with Label1's text being set to 'load', but clicking on the button has no effect.

An ideas?

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Add AutoPostBack="true" to LinkButton and it will work fine.

<asp:LinkButton ID="LinkButton1" runat="server" AutoPostBack="true" onclick="LinkButton1_Click">LinkButton</asp:LinkButton>


Sorry for the missleading answer. Checked out the LinkButton - no AutoPostBack property, but there is PostBackUrl property - assign it the url of page that contains your web part and it will work - tested. For other controls like Buttons, DropDownList it's AutoPostBack to use.

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LinkButton does not have the AutoPostBack attribute? – Dan Jan 11 '11 at 17:43
Dan, I have updated my answer. – Andriy Shvay Jan 12 '11 at 9:03
Is there anyway to automatically determine this so that there is no hard coding. – Dan Jan 12 '11 at 9:11
In your code behind you can use Request.Url.AbsoluteUri – Andriy Shvay Jan 12 '11 at 9:27
If it helped you do not forget to mark as answer) – Andriy Shvay Jan 12 '11 at 12:48

Couldn't reproduce this problem. Are you sure the controls are inside a form? This can happen if you have a mishap when editing the master page. Another possibility is if you change the attributes on the page or in the control, e.g. AutoEventWireup.

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A Visual Webpart is a user control so its kinda hard to put the controls out of the form as there are no form tags. AutoEventWireup is set to true. – Dan Jan 11 '11 at 17:48
There will be a form tag in the rendered page - it will probably originate from the master page for the site page in which the webpart is rendered. You can check the rendered HTML. – SPDoctor Jan 11 '11 at 21:28

Add it in the CreateChildControls() event in the webpart, like:

protected override void CreateChildControls()
    LinkButton linkbutton = new LinkButton();
    linkbutton.Click += ClickButton;


protected void ClickButton(object sender, EventArgs e)
    // handle event
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This is a 2010 Visual Webpart, doesn't this defy the point of using a visual webpart, doing it this way the control wont appear in the designer\source view. – Dan Jan 11 '11 at 17:46

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