Calling Javascript From CodeBehind In VB.net WebForm RRS feed

  • Question

  • User931778073 posted

    On my vb.net Webform, I have a jQuery modal with two buttons which opens when the Save button is clicked. One of the buttons on the modal is labeled as "YES" and the other button is labeled as "NO".  When the button labeled "YES" is clicked, I would like to return the string "YES". This will be used to determine if the Save() function will execute or not in Codebehind. I'm using ScriptManager.RegisterStartupScript but it is not working.

    I get an error stating that ScriptManager.RegisterStartupScript does not produce a value. I don't think this is possible without using AJAX or a hiddenfield but maybe someone can do it without AJAX or a hiddenfield, so I thought I'd ask.

    Below are my Javascript and code from from Codebehind.

               var dialogDiv = $('#myDialog');
                   autoOpen : false,
                   modal: true,
                   buttons: {
                       'Yes': function () {
                       'No': function () {
            function confirmChange() {
                return 'YES';
            function openDialog() {

    Public Sub SaveButton_Click(sender As Object, e As EventArgs) Handles SaveButton.Click
    If (Page.IsValid = True) Then

    lblMsg.Text = String.Empty
    If myDropDownList.SelectedItem.Text <> "-Select-" And myTextBox.Text.Trim() <> String.Empty Then
    If ScriptManager.RegisterStartupScript(Me, Page.GetType, "Script", "openDialog();", True))=="YES" Then
    LblMsg.Text = "Data Saved Sucessfully"
    Exit Sub
    End If
    lblMsg.Text = "Please enter data"
    Exit Sub
    End If
    Catch ex As Exception
    End Try
    End If
    End Sub
    Tuesday, January 22, 2019 1:25 AM

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  • User475983607 posted

    The way the code is designed, the modal dialog opens after the save on the server.  You need to open the model before posting to the server not after.

    In other works, JavasScript is an application that is loaded and initialized in the browser as a results of executing code behind.  The order is code behind executes -> JavaScript executes.  Your code assumes the code behind and JavaScript are running at the same time.

    Tuesday, January 22, 2019 12:16 PM
  • User-1174608757 posted

    Hi ProgMaster,

    According to your description, The string "YES" is a string in front end , it doesn't exist in code behind. So, if you want to get the string value, you have to send it to code behind.Since you don't want to use Ajax or hidden field to send the value , I suggest you to use  ajax pagemethod to call the function in code behind. Here is the demo, I hope it could help you.


    <head id="Head1" runat="server">
            function AccessServerSide1() {           
                PageMethods.GetServerSideValue(document.getElementById("aa").value, onSuccess);// this will call function code behind
                function AccessServerSide2() {           
                PageMethods.GetServerSideValue(document.getElementById("bb").value, onSuccess);
                 function onSuccess(response) {
        <form id="form1" runat="server">
                <asp:ScriptManager ID="smPageMethods" runat="server" EnablePageMethods="true"></asp:ScriptManager>
                <input id="aa" type="button" value="YES" onclick="AccessServerSide1()"/>
                <input id="bb" type="button" value="NO" onclick="AccessServerSide2()"/>


        public partial class pagemethod : System.Web.UI.Page
            protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
            public static string GetServerSideValue(string name)
                if (name == "YES")
                    return "YES";
                else if (name == "NO")
                    return "NO";
                    return "NONE";

    It shows as below:

    Best Regards

    Wei Zhang

    Wednesday, January 23, 2019 8:18 AM