Mover List Control for ASP.NET 1.x/2.0
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by Bilal Haidar
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Fix Control View in Design time

In .NET 1.1 a trick should be added to the composite control to be able to view the composite control child-controls at design time correctly.

The trick is by adding this new property:

Listing 22

public new void EnsureChildControls()
{
  base.EnsureChildControls();
}

Since the Control class has the EnsureChildControls implemented as protected, we need to add this method and, as you have noticed, it is added with the keyword “new” which means we are not overriding the EnsureChildControl of the parent class but rather giving a new implementation of that which is nothing but calling the base EnsureChildControls method.

Then after that we add a Designer class as follows:

Listing 23

public class bhMoverDesigner: ControlDesigner
{
  public override String GetDesignTimeHtml()
  {
// Ensure the control is built
    bhMover mover = this.Component as bhMover;
    mover.EnsureChildControls();
 
    return base.GetDesignTimeHtml();
  }
}

In this designer class we have overridden the GetDesignTimeHtml method which is used to show the control in design time in the Visual Studio IDE. We simple get the instance of the control and then call its EnsureChildControls method that we have just added above. This trick will take care of showing the composite control together with its child controls at design time.


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Title: waov   
Name: almora
Date: 2011-04-26 4:09:13 AM
Comment:
Nice info here Bilal, thanks dude.
Title: How to get right side selected value   
Name: Kusum
Date: 2008-05-27 8:12:08 AM
Comment:
Hii,
Can anybody help me that how can I access the right side selected values at server side? I want to save right side selected value in database, so on click of save button, how can I access the right hand side list box item at server? Any property?
- Kusum
Title: Error on Mover control while implementing   
Name: Sandeep
Date: 2008-03-23 11:17:58 AM
Comment:
Hello,
I am getting below error while implementing mover control:

"Control 'leftlstbox' of type 'xListBox' must be placed inside a form tag with runat=server."

Please help me, even through below forum I have tried Peruri Srinivasulu steps.

Thanks,
Sandeep
Title: Re: Vessel   
Name: Bilal Haidar
Date: 2007-11-15 1:25:39 AM
Comment:
Vessel,
I guess, I have used the "," for joining elements. You can change it to something like "|" or "$" or any other not commonly used character.

Thanks
Title: Re: Vessel   
Name: Bilal Haidar
Date: 2007-11-15 1:22:27 AM
Comment:
Hello Vessel,
Are you at the ACK team?

Regards
Title: Ajax version?   
Name: Vessel
Date: 2007-11-14 4:23:30 PM
Comment:
Hi Bilal Haidar

How about to make similar Ajax-control and contribute it with Ajax Control Toolkit.

I think there will be use for it ;)

-Vessel
Title: Index was outside the bounds of the array.   
Name: Vessel
Date: 2007-11-14 3:59:26 PM
Comment:
If list item have comma ',' inside, control will crash, maybe your problem too purusingh.

Crash-item: "Choose me, Buddy"
Okay-item: "Choose me Buddy"

So, while populating list-items sanitize commas out.
Title: Re: purusingh   
Name: Bilal Haidar
Date: 2007-10-15 11:32:24 AM
Comment:
Hello,
Can you please show me some code where this exception is generated?
I have been using this control for a while and haven't got such an exception!

Just to note, such an error occurs when you are trying to access elements inside the control that are not present i.e. accessing with index greater than the max. index inside the control!

Thanks
Title: Good Article   
Name: purusingh
Date: 2007-10-15 5:33:41 AM
Comment:
Every thins is ok, we are using the control but there is some problem I am getting following error


Index was outside the bounds of the array.
Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack trace for more information about the error and where it originated in the code.

Exception Details: System.IndexOutOfRangeException: Index was outside the bounds of the array.

Source Error:

An unhandled exception was generated during the execution of the current web request. Information regarding the origin and location of the exception can be identified using the exception stack trace below.

Stack Trace:


[IndexOutOfRangeException: Index was outside the bounds of the array.]
xListControls.xListBox.System.Web.UI.IPostBackDataHandler.LoadPostData(String postDataKey, NameValueCollection postCollection) +1486
System.Web.UI.Page.ProcessPostData(NameValueCollection postData, Boolean fBeforeLoad) +723
System.Web.UI.Page.ProcessRequestMain(Boolean includeStagesBeforeAsyncPoint, Boolean includeStagesAfterAsyncPoint) +4798
Title: good articles   
Name: good articles
Date: 2007-09-24 3:54:34 AM
Comment:
very good!!!
Title: Re: Vessel   
Name: Bilal Hadiar [MVP]
Date: 2007-04-04 1:53:56 AM
Comment:
Hello Vessel,
Can you illustrate more please?

Thanks
Title: Index was outside the bounds of the array.   
Name: Vessel
Date: 2007-03-24 2:38:07 PM
Comment:
MoverControl can't stand with ',' in ListItemValue because it uses comma as inside delimiter.

Array-handling crashes with 'Index was outside the bounds of the array.'

Took awhile to find it out ;)
Title: This is not working for me   
Name: Daniel
Date: 2007-03-21 10:10:14 AM
Comment:
IM loading the left list to a db object but when I click on the arrow to move it I notice that the page load happens several times and doesnt move teh object.
Title: error when programatically creating control   
Name: Peruri Srinivasulu
Date: 2007-02-14 10:24:59 PM
Comment:
{"Control 'ctl02_leftlstbox' of type 'xListBox' must be placed inside a form tag with runat=server."}

when placed the following code in page init.


protected override void OnInit(EventArgs e)
{
base.OnInit(e);

MoverControl.bhMover moveR1 = new bhMover();
this.Controls.Add(moveR1);
}
Title: Good Work   
Name: Tim Digital
Date: 2007-02-09 8:42:19 AM
Comment:
Excellent Work Bilal,

Fluent consulting also has a pretty neat control (ListTransfer)that I've been using in my projects :-

http://www.fluentconsulting.com/components/Fluent.ListTransfer/
Title: Good article   
Name: vishal rathod
Date: 2007-01-29 9:01:02 AM
Comment:
Nice article.
and exactly what i want.
Title: Nice Work as Usual   
Name: El Chokr
Date: 2007-01-09 3:05:45 PM
Comment:
Nice Work as Usual
Title: nice   
Name: pranot
Date: 2007-01-08 4:31:10 AM
Comment:
really nice and exactly what i was looking for
i just spent 2 days writing something similar but using client-side javascript to move items.
also, it would be helpful if you could provide some screenshots, and a working demo which can be viewed online.
Title: Good Article   
Name: Haissam Abdul Malak
Date: 2007-01-08 2:51:47 AM
Comment:
Good article, keep up the good work

Best Regards

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