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ASP.Net Server Side Yes No Confirmation Box using jQuery

Introduction: In this article I am going to share how to show server side confirmation box on dropdownlist selected item change using javascript confirm method and based on user response (Ok or Cancel) performing different actions on server side in code behind in Asp.Net C# and VB.

ASP.Net Server Side Yes No Confirmation Box using jQuery


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Description Using javascript confirm method we can perform server side action on Ok button because it allows postback but on click of cancel button we can’t perform server side operation because it doesn’t allow postback. But sometimes different operation need to be performed based on both OK and Cancel button.
For example: While working on a page in Asp.Net project it was required to change status of a task by selecting from DropDownList as shown in demo above. It is always preferred to ask for user confirmation before actually performing an action. 
So before actually changing the status on just selecting any status from DropDownList I have implemented the functionality to ask for user confirmation. If user confirms by selecting OK then task status will get changed immediately but if he presses Cancel button then some other operation can be performed.  

Implementation: Let’s create a web page for demonstration purpose:

HTML Source:
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head runat="server">
    <title></title>
    <script type="text/javascript" src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.11.3/jquery.min.js"></script>
    <script type="text/javascript">
        function Confirm(sender) {
            var selectedText = $(sender).find("option:selected").text();
            if (confirm("Do you want to change status to " + selectedText + " ?" )){
                $("#hfResponse").val('Yes');
            } else {
                $("#hfResponse").val('No');
            }
        }
    </script>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
        <div>

            Status: <asp:DropDownList ID="ddlStatus" Width="300px" runat="server" onchange="Confirm(this)"
                OnSelectedIndexChanged="ddlStatus_SelectedIndexChanged" AutoPostBack="true">
                <asp:ListItem Text="Active" />
                <asp:ListItem Text="Inactive" />
                <asp:ListItem Text="Pending" />
            </asp:DropDownList>
            <asp:Literal ID="ltrlMessage" runat="server"></asp:Literal>
            <asp:HiddenField ID="hfResponse" runat="server" ClientIDMode="Static" />
        </div>
    </form>
</body>
</html>

Asp.Net C# Code

protected void ddlStatus_SelectedIndexChanged(object sender, EventArgs e)
    {
        string confirmValue = hfResponse.Value;
        if (confirmValue == "Yes")
        {
            ltrlMessage.Text = "Clicked Ok";
        }
        else
        {
            ltrlMessage.Text = "Clicked Cancel";
        }
    }

Asp.Net VB Code:

  Protected Sub ddlStatus_SelectedIndexChanged(sender As Object, e As EventArgs)
        Dim confirmValue As String = hfResponse.Value
        If confirmValue = "Yes" Then
            ltrlMessage.Text = "Clicked Ok";
        Else
            ltrlMessage.Text = "Clicked Cancel";
        End If
    End Sub

Explanation:
On clicking Ok button Yes gets stored in hiddenfield and similarly No is stored in hiddenfield on clicking Cancel button.  On DropdownList’s SelectedIndexChanged event we can get the hiddenfield value and perform appropriate actions accordingly.

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