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Cross-Page Postbacks

ASP.NET 2.0 introduces the ability to have an ASPX page postback to a different ASPX page with cross-page postbacks. This can be achieved by setting the PostBackUrl property of the RadTreeView to the page that will handle the postback. Once in the second page you can access the controls from the previous page by accessing the Page.PreviousPage property. Use the FindControl() method of PreviousPage to retrieve a reference to the RadTreeView control.

In the example below, the default page contains a RadTreeView with a single Node. The PostBackUrl property is assigned another page in the project, "page2.aspx". In the Page_Load for Page2, the Page.PreviousPage.FindControl() provides a reference to the RadTreeView. The text of the only Node in the TreeView is displayed in a Label on Page2.

<form id="form1" runat="server">
<asp:ScriptManager ID="ScriptManager1" runat="server" />
    <telerik:RadTreeView RenderMode="Lightweight" ID="RadTreeView1" runat="server" PostBackUrl="page2.aspx" OnNodeClick="RadTreeView1_NodeClick">
            <telerik:RadTreeNode runat="server" Text="A node from the Default page" />
<form id="form1" runat="server">
    <asp:Label ID="lblNode" runat="server" />

The following is the code used to access controls on the default page from the second page.

using System;
using Telerik.Web.UI;
namespace RadTreeView_Appearance1
    public partial class Page2 : System.Web.UI.Page
       protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
           RadTreeView RadTreeView1 = Page.PreviousPage.FindControl("RadTreeView1") as RadTreeView;
           lblNode.Text = RadTreeView1.Nodes[0].Text;
Imports System
Imports Telerik.Web.UI
Namespace RadTreeView_Appearance1
    Partial Public Class Page2
        Inherits System.Web.UI.Page
        Protected Sub Page_Load(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs)
            Dim RadTreeView1 As RadTreeView = TryCast(Page.PreviousPage.FindControl("RadTreeView1"), RadTreeView)
            lblNode.Text = RadTreeView1.Nodes(0).Text
        End Sub
    End Class
End Namespace

For a live example, see Cross-Page Postback.

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