If you want to get events from dynamically created controls then you need to dynamically create those controls on post back *before* the post back data is "restored" into the controls. So - any controls you create dynamically should be done in either page_init or page_load. Probably page_init is safer. james c -----Original Message----- From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Tab Alleman Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2006 11:26 AM To: Evolt Thelist (E-mail) Subject: [thelist] (asp.net) accessing controls created at runtime. I am creating controls at runtime, and they show up on the page, but when the page is submitted, I can't find them. What am I doing wrong? To reduce the code to critical elements, I have a datacell on my .aspx page like this: <td class='TableData' id="tdAttorney" runat="server" nowrap></td> Then in my vb.net code-behind, I populate the cell like this: Dim tdAttorney As System.Web.UI.HtmlControls.HtmlTableCell tdAttorney = e.Item.FindControl("tdAttorney") 'add textboxes Dim tbAttorneyFirstName As New System.Web.UI.HtmlControls.HtmlInputText Dim tbAttorneyLastName As New System.Web.UI.HtmlControls.HtmlInputText With tbAttorneyFirstName .Value = e.Item.DataItem("AttorneyFirstName").ToString .Size = 20 .ID = "tbAttorneyFirstName" .MaxLength = 50 End With With tbAttorneyLastName .Value = e.Item.DataItem("AttorneyLastName").ToString .Size = 20 .ID = "tbAttorneyLastName" .MaxLength = 50 End With With tdAttorney .Controls.Add(tbAttorneyFirstName) .Controls.Add(tbAttorneyLastName) End With ----------- Ok, all of this works...the textboxes show up on the page. In the submit_click handler, I've got this: tdAttorney = itemSI.FindControl("tdAttorney") tbAttorneyFirstName = tdAttorney.FindControl("tbAttorneyFirstName") tbAttorneyLastName = tdAttorney.FindControl("tbAttorneyLastName") ----when I stop the page in the debugger, it's finding tdAttorney (the datacell), but it's saying it doesn't contain any controls. The page doesn't contain the controls, either. What am I missing? -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !