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Trouble with viewstate in usercontrols with 6.2

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  1. David
    David avatar
    29 posts
    28 Apr 2009
    22 Nov 2013
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    I am working on building a custom widget and am unable to track viewstate properly. I have tried this in a custom user control and a widget created with Thunder. I originally noticed the issue when trying to use the RadGrid and I was unable to get any sorting or paging to work correctly when using the needdatasource event. I then created the user control below to test viewstate. What I found was that when I put a value in the text box it would populate the viewstate property and the value would be written to my label but if I posted back the page again the value in the viewstate property would be cleared. I did make sure that viewstate was enabled in the properties of the sitefinity page that I loaded the widget onto and also turned off cache just for testing. Please let me know what I need to do in order to get viewstate working.

    CS File

    01.using System;
    02.using System.Collections.Generic;
    03.using System.Linq;
    04.using System.Web;
    05.using System.Web.UI;
    06.using System.Web.UI.WebControls;
    08.namespace SitefinityWebApp.Controls
    10.    public partial class Test : System.Web.UI.UserControl
    11.    {
    12.        protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
    13.        {
    14.            theVal.Text = MyVal;
    15.        }
    17.        protected string MyVal
    18.        {
    19.            get
    20.            {
    21.                if (ViewState["MyVal"] == null)
    22.                    ViewState["MyVal"] = "Viewstate null";
    23.                return (string)ViewState["MyVal"];
    24.            }
    25.            set
    26.            {
    27.                ViewState["MyVal"] = value;
    28.            }
    29.        }
    31.        protected void update_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
    32.        {
    33.            MyVal = newVal.Text;
    34.            theVal.Text = MyVal;
    35.        }
    36.    }

    Ascx file

    <%@ Control Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="true" CodeBehind="Test.ascx.cs" Inherits="SitefinityWebApp.Controls.Test" %>
    <asp:Label ID="theVal" runat="server" Text="Wasn't Set" />
    <br />
    <asp:TextBox ID="newVal" runat="server"  />
    <br />
    <asp:Button ID="update" runat="server" Text="Update" OnClick="update_Click" />
    <br />
    <asp:Button ID="post" runat="server" Text="Post" />

  2. Strahil Strahilov
    Strahil Strahilov avatar
    24 posts
    06 Nov 2014
    22 Nov 2013
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    Hi David,

    We answered to your ticket regarding the same issue. If you find the solution useful you can share it with the community.

    Strahil Strahilov
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  3. David
    David avatar
    29 posts
    28 Apr 2009
    07 Jan 2014
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    After a bit of troubleshooting we eventually discovered that viewstate does not work in preview mode which is where i was working from. After publishing the page and view the live version everything works. Apparently this is by design. 
3 posts, 1 answered