Tech Junkie Blog: ASP.NET: Simulate a Button Click in Code Behind

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

ASP.NET: Simulate a Button Click in Code Behind

In this blog, I will go over how you can simulate a button click postback.  By using the RaisePostBackEvent()  method.  Many of you probably want to do this because you wanted to refresh your GridView by faking a postback.  As you will see the two methods presented on this blog does not perform an actual postback, even though it behaves like it does.


Mark Up

    <form id="form1" runat="server">
    <div>
    
        <asp:Button ID="Button1" runat="server" OnClick="Button1_Click" Text="Button" />
    
    </div>
    </form>


Code Behind

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Web;
using System.Web.UI;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls;

namespace WebApplication2
{
    public partial class _Default : System.Web.UI.Page
    {
        protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            this.RaiseEvent(this, new EventArgs());
            if (!Page.IsPostBack)
            {
                this.Button1_Click(this, new EventArgs());
            }
        }

        protected void RaiseEvent(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            this.RaisePostBackEvent(Button1, " ");
        }

        protected void Button1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            Response.Write("You've clicked " + Button1.Text + " ");
            
            if (Page.IsPostBack)
            {
                Response.Write("this is a post back");
            }
            else if (!Page.IsPostBack)
            {
                Response.Write("this is not a post back");
                Response.Write("<br/>");
            }
        }
    }
}


After you run the code you will find out that both ways of doing this does not cause a post back event.

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