Setting Textbox from gridview click

I want to fill a textbox when the user clicks a row in the Gridview. I have it working but I took the very long way.

1      Protected Sub QuibGV_RowCommand(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.Web.UI.WebControls.GridViewCommandEventArgs) Handles QuibGV.RowCommand
3            Try
6                If e.CommandName = "Select" Then
8                    Dim myGV As GridView = sender
9                    Dim UserNameLabel As HiddenField = CType(myGV.Rows(e.CommandArgument).FindControl("UserLink"), HiddenField)
11                   Dim sUserName As String
12                   sUserName = UserNameLabel.Value
14                   Dim QuibTB As TextBox = CType(QuibTextUpdate.FindControl("QuibTextBox"), TextBox)
16                   QuibTB.Text = "@" & sUserName
18               End If
20           Catch ex As Exception
22               Admin_LogFileOps.WriteTransElement("Error creating @Quib 200 " & ex.ToString, 1, "Error.txt")
24           End Try
26       End Sub


1    Protected Sub QuibGV_RowDataBound(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.Web.UI.WebControls.GridViewRowEventArgs) Handles QuibGV.RowDataBound
3            If e.Row.RowType = DataControlRowType.DataRow Then
5                Try
7                    If e.Row.RowType = DataControlRowType.DataRow Then
9                        'e.Row.Attributes.Add("onmouseover", ";'#FFF972'")
10                       '// when mouse leaves the row, change the bg color to its original value   
11                       'e.Row.Attributes.Add("onmouseout", ";")
13                       e.Row.Attributes.Add("onclick", Page.ClientScript.GetPostBackEventReference(sender, "Select$" + e.Row.RowIndex.ToString))
15                   End If
17               Catch ex As Exception
19                   Admin_LogFileOps.WriteTransElement("Error setting @Quib onclick quib 200 ", 1, "Error.txt")
21               End Try
24           End If
So when a user clicks the gridview it fills a text box with a value from the clicked row. Some of you must find this funny how I took the very long road :) I am sure all I need is  this ->
e.Row.Attributes.Add("onclick", Page.ClientScript.GetPostBackEventReference(sender, "Select$" + e.Row.RowIndex.ToString))  but I don't know the syntax.
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If the TextBox is in a different control then you can do this


Protected Sub QuibGV_RowCommand(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.Web.UI.WebControls.GridViewCommandEventArgs) Handles QuibGV.RowCommand
    Select Case e.CommandName
        Case "Select"
            Dim gv as GridView = CType(sender, GridView)
            Dim hidUser As HiddenField = CType(gv.SelectedRow.FindControl("UserLink"), HiddenField)
            Dim QuibTb As TextBox = CType(QuibTextUpdate.FindControl("QuibTextBox"), TextBox)
            QuibTb.Text = "@" & HidUser.Value.ToString()
        Edit Select
    End Select
End Sub
Otherwise if it is not in a control just assign it to me.textbox1.text
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4/30/2009 1:12:43 AM

 b471 thank for the tidier code. It works but the function of it is not acting like I want it. Not b/c of your code, but maybe by design. Here's the whole proces: Users make comments that get displayed in a gridview. I a user wants to respond to another user he clicks the grid view row and '@user' is automatically inserted in to the comment textbox. The trouble is (I think) that the gridview is behind an update panel so when you click the gridview row there is a least a 2 to 3 second delay before the user name is inserted in to the textbox. It's almost like a postback - but I dont want that. I want the name to appear instantly client side.

4/30/2009 5:15:02 PM
Hello abev
The facing needs can be achieve by JavaScript, please try the following demo, which works fine on our lab:
<%@ Page Language="C#" %>

<%@ Import Namespace="System.Data" %>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "">

<script runat="server">

    protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
        DataTable dt = new DataTable();
        dt.Columns.Add("name", typeof(string));
        dt.Columns.Add("comment", typeof(string));

        DataRow nrow = dt.NewRow();
        nrow[0] = "Lance";
        nrow[1] = "Hello World";


        nrow = dt.NewRow();
        nrow[0] = "Carol";
        nrow[1] = "Hello Lance";


        this.GridView1.DataSource = dt;


    protected void GridView1_RowDataBound(object sender, GridViewRowEventArgs e)
        if (e.Row.RowType == DataControlRowType.DataRow)
            e.Row.Attributes.Add("onclick", "comment('"+e.Row.Cells[0].Text +"');");

<html xmlns="">
<head runat="server">

    <script type="text/javascript">

        function comment(name) {
            document.getElementById("<%=TextBox1.ClientID %>").value = "@" + name;

    <form id="form1" runat="server">
        <asp:ScriptManager ID="ScriptManager1" runat="server" />
    <asp:GridView ID="GridView1" runat="server" OnRowDataBound="GridView1_RowDataBound">
    <asp:TextBox ID="TextBox1" runat="server" Height="158px" TextMode="MultiLine" Width="345px"></asp:TextBox>



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5/5/2009 5:46:55 AM

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