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Form's input element name in ASP .NET

Posted by  Ankita Pandey
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I'm using JQuery plugin that operates on name attributes of form elements. I know that I can access id attribute value by using:

"<%= myControl.ClientID %>"

What about name attribute? In html source I see that name & id differ from each other.

Full code:

            rules: {
                "<%= _FullNameTextbox.ClientID %>": {
                    required: true,
                    minlength: 2
                "<%= _EmailAddressTextbox.ClientID %>": {
                    required: true,
                    email: true
            messages: {
                "<%= _FullNameTextbox.ClientID %>": {
                    required: "Please enter your full name",
                    minlength: "Your name must consist of at least two characters"
                "<%= _EmailAddressTextbox.ClientID %>": {
                    required: "Please enter a valid email address",
                    email: "Please enter a valid email address"

It worked fine when control was on Page. But now, when I placed it inside user control, id and name differ:

<input type="text" id="Container__EmailAddressTextbox" name="Container$_EmailAddressTextbox" class="error">

So instead of using _FullNameTextbox.ClientID I have to access name attribute value

  1. Re: Form's input element name in ASP .NET

    Hi Ankita, 

    The UniqueID property of your control will be used as its client-side name attribute, so you can write:

    "<%= myControl.UniqueID %>"