Default ASP.NET Button


In my previous life as an ASP.NET ninja, I had a request from a client to use the enter button to submit a form. It turns out to be a little bit tricky until you find the magic code. Today I was the same question and found the answer after a quick Live Search.

http://weblogs.asp.net/jeff/archive/2005/07/26/420618.aspx

EmailTextBox.Attributes.Add(“onKeyPress”, “javascript:if (event.keyCode == 13) __doPostBack(‘” + LoginButton.UniqueID + “‘,”)”);

This adds some javascript to your textbox which performs a postback on a specific button when the enter key is pressed in the text box. If you’re interested in the ASPNET2.0 way of doing this, check out Scott Guthrie’s comment on that post.


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