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Using Server and Client Scrips Simultaneously

To allow server and client scripts to work together during the AJAX updates enabled by AjaxManager, use the RadCodeBlock and RadScriptBlock.

When server code blocks are placed within the markup, use the RadCodeBlock. When you have the JavaScript that evaluates after an AJAX request, use the RadScriptBlock.

Using the RadCodeBlock

The way the server script within <%= %> tags (code blocks) are implemented in ASP.NET may interfere with the AjaxManager render interception mechanism.

To prevent this interference, use the RadCodeBlock whenever you have server code blocks placed within your markup, for example, when some JavaScript functions access the server controls. The RadCodeBlock isolates the code block and prevents server errors similar to System.Web.HttpException: The Controls collection cannot be modified because the control contains code blocks (i.e. <% ... %>). You can place as many RadCodeBlock elements on the page as needed.

For more information, refer to Rick Strahl's Understanding how <% %>expressions render and why Controls.Add() doesn't work article.

The following example demonstrates the RadCodeBlock in the markup isolates the code block and prevents the System.Web.HttpException server error.

<telerik:RadCodeBlock ID="RadCodeBlock1" runat="server">
    <script type="text/javascript">
        function AjaxReq(args) {
            $find("<%= RadAjaxPanel1.ClientID %>").ajaxRequestWithTarget("<%= Button1.UniqueID %>", '');

Using the RadScriptBlock

Where you have JavaScript that evaluates after an AJAX request, use the RadScriptBlock, for example, when the content of the AjaxPanel is updated asynchronously.

You can also use a RadScriptBlock like a RadCodeBlock to handle server code blocks (<% ... %>). You can place as many RadScriptBlock tags on the page as needed.

The RadScriptBlock wraps JavaScript where the JavaScript is located in an updating area. The example below shows a RadScriptBlock within an AjaxPanel.

<telerik:RadAjaxPanel ID="RadAjaxPanel1" runat="server">
    <asp:Panel ID="Panel1" runat="server">
    <asp:Button ID="Button1" runat="server" />
    <telerik:RadScriptBlock ID="RadScriptBlock1" runat="server">
        <script type="text/javascript">

The following example demonstrates how a RadScriptBlock isolates the server tags in the src and href values.

<telerik:RadScriptBlock ID="RadScriptBlock1" runat="server">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="<%=Page.ResolveUrl("~/Styles/global.css")%>" type="text/css" />
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="<%=Page.ResolveUrl("~/Styles/styles2.css")%>" type="text/css" />

<telerik:RadScriptBlock ID="RadScriptBlock2" runat="server">
    <script src="<%=Page.ResolveUrl("~/Scripts/jquery-3.5.1.min.js")%>" type="text/javascript"></script>
    <script src="<%=Page.ResolveUrl("~/Scripts/dialog.js")%>" type="text/javascript"></script>

<telerik:RadScriptBlock ID="RadScriptBlock1" runat="server">
    <a id="lnk1" class="xyz" href="abc.aspx?ReturnPath=<%= returnPath %>">Test</a>

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