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The clicking event occurs when the RadPushButton control is clicked, immediately after the mouse button is released. The event is fired after the client-side validation occurs, and can be canceled.

The event handler receives two parameters:

  1. The instance of the clicked RadPushButton control

  2. An eventArgs parameter of type Telerik.Web.UI.ButtonCancelEventArgs, containing the following properties and methods:

    • get_cancel() - returns a bool value that indicates whether the event was canceled. True means the event is canceled.

    • set_cancel(shouldCancel) - sets a bool value that indicates whether the event will be canceled. Setting true means the event will be canceled.

    • get_commandName() - returns the value assigned to the RadPushButton's CommandName property

    • get_commandArgument() - returns the value assigned to the RadPushButton's CommandArgument property

This event comes handy in scenarios when the user wants to cancel the page submission, or prevent execution of the other client-side events based on a certain condition. One such scenario is confirming the submission of the page to the server. We ask the user if she wants to submit the page, and if a negative answer is received, we cancel the clicking event. Here is the code:

Example 1: Handling OnClientClicking event in RadPushButton.

<script type="text/javascript">
    function Clicking(sender, args)
        args.set_cancel(!window.confirm("Are you sure you want to submit the page?"));
<telerik:RadPushButton ID="RadPushButton1" runat="server" Text="Submit" OnClientClicking="Clicking" OnClick="RadPushButton1_Click">
protected void RadPushButton1_Click(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
    RadPushButton1.Text = "RadPushButton was clicked at: " + DateTime.Now.ToString();
Protected Sub RadPushButton1_Click(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs)
    RadPushButton1.Text = "RadPushButton was clicked at: " + DateTime.Now.ToString
End Sub

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