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How to: display page, post back, display again

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I would like to display a page then immediately cause a post back (the 1st
page will have a big "working..." on it, then in the post back do my query
which will take a couple of seconds, and then redisplay the page again.

What do I do in the first post back so the page is displayed to the user,
but I then get a post back again?

thanks - dave

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Walter Wang [MSFT]
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Hi Dave,

Thank you for your post.

Based on my understanding, your question is how to cause another postback
upon page's first load. If I've misunderstood anything, please feel free to
post here.

You can do this by registering a startup script to cause the form to submit

For example, use following WebForm:

<form id="form1" runat="server">
<asp:Label ID="Label1" runat="server" Text="Please

Handle its Load event:

protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
if (!IsPostBack)
ClientScript.RegisterStartupScript(GetType(), "postback",
"document.forms[0].submit();", true);
} else
// simulate a lengthy operation
// hide the "please wait" prompt
Label1.Visible = false;

Also, you may find following article useful:

#PleaseWaitButton ASP.NET Server Control

Hope this helps. Please feel free to post here if anything is unclear.

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