Get the value or Text of dynamically created controls?


I have a page with a placeHolder, in wich I create several controls (of textBox, checkBox and dropdownList type)

I found several articles on the web about dynamic controls, but I couldn't find how to access each controls properties.

I would like to be able to check if the user has checked the checkBox or not, and read the text inside the textBox I created

Is that not possible?

Thank you

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An important thing to keep in mind is that you need to recreate the dynamic controls you add to your PlaceHolder control each time a postback occurs.  After that, you can use FindControl to locate your controls.  For example:

protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)


   TextBox tb = new TextBox();

   tb.ID = "myTextBox";



protected void Button1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)


   TextBox tb = FindControl("myTextBox") as TextBox;



3/1/2006 7:43:23 PM

Is it somehow possible to get to the control property by knowing it's place in the placeholder?

I mean, to get to the control by

myPlaceHolder.controls.... ?

I tried the indexOf but it doesn't seem to work

Thank you

3/1/2006 7:51:32 PM

Yes.  You can simply index the controls as in:

TextBox tb = PlaceHolder1.Controls[0] as TextBox;

3/1/2006 8:10:30 PM
Thank you, that worked fine
3/1/2006 9:18:52 PM

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