When programming asp.net web applications with master and content pages, I often need to access some controls on the master page from the content pages. And it is always a reinvention of the wheel on how to do it the right way.
I have been using the same method for some time now, but never gotten to share this knowledge with the public. I believe the information is unknown to most developers.
Yesterday I came across an article on CodeProject, which describes this method in a very clear way. There goes my article.
The details are in short:
<%@ MasterType virtualpath="~/DetailsMaster.master" %>
to the content page.
- Create a public function in the master page to access the control
public Label LabelReference()
' Create a reference to an actual label on the page
LabelReference = lblDetailsItemName;
- Call the function from the content page
Master.LabelReference.Text = "Some Text";
The full details of the aricle are here: CodeProject: Master Page and Content Page Interaction.