Accessing server control in sub master page from content page

Hi there, 

I am trying to access server controls in sub master page from content page to no avail, would anyone please kindly advise me on how to do this?
Let's say that MasterPage.master is the main master page. In SubMaster.master, I have the following code:

<%@ Master MasterPageFile="~/MasterPage.master" %>

<script runat="server" language="vb">
    Public Property transfer_data() As Label
            Return lblSearch
        End Get
        Set(ByVal value As Label)
            lblSearch = value
        End Set
    End Property

In default.aspx:

<%@ Page Language="VB" MasterPageFile="~/SubMaster.master" AutoEventWireup="false" CodeFile="Default.aspx.vb" Inherits="_Default" %>
<%@ MasterType VirtualPath="~/SubMaster.master" %>

However, transfer_data is not exposed in content page's code-behind. I must be missing something. Please advise.

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Hi there

First you need to know what your master page class was declared as in the code behind - for example, one of mine looks like this:

public partial class Masters_System : System.Web.UI.MasterPage

Now that I know the type of the class, I can reference it from the page - for example, if your masterpage was named as mine is, I would do the following to get the value you're looking for:

Dim thisPageMaster As Masters_System

thisPageMaster = CType(Me.Master, Masters_System)

Dim lblVal As Label

lblVal = thisPageMaster.transfer_data()



1/6/2006 3:29:13 PM

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