[thelist] ASP.NET: adding controls to a placeholder

Chris at globet.com Chris at globet.com
Fri Sep 22 04:44:53 CDT 2006


> We're building a page that ask a questions about products 
> (shirts) being returned to a manufacturer. First, the user is 
> asked, "How many items will be returned."  Based on the 
> number they enter into the textbox, x, we need to now repeat 
> this code x times:
> <table>
>   <tr>
>     <td>Size:</td>
>     <td><asp: dropdown id="drpSizex" runat="server" /></td>
>     <td>color: </td>
>     <td><asp: dropdown id="drpColorx" runat="server" /></td>
>   </tr>
> </table>
> Then we need to populate each dropdown with data from the 
> database (this I should be able to handle).  The part I can't 
> figure out is how to repeat that set of code x times.  Of 
> course a simple for next loop would do the repeating part.  
> I've created a place holder on the page.  I can add the html 
> (<table> etc...) with literal controls, and I can even add 
> the dropdowns.  But... how do I add the dropdowns at just the 
> right location? (inside the <td>'s)
> Am I overlooking something obvious?

I'm not sure if you've overlooked them or decided against using them,
but why not use HtmlTable, HtmlRow and HtmlCell objects?

Chris Marsh
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