How to Navigate to a URL on clicking the ASP.NET ImageButton

A user recently on the asp.net forums asked a question on linking the ImageButton to a URL. The requirement was to navigate the user to a URL when the ImageButton was clicked. Here’s how to do so using the OnClientClick()

<asp:ImageButton ID="ImageButton1" runat="server"
src="images/icon260.jpg" onmouseover="this.src='images/emo.jpg'"
onmouseout="this.src='images/icon260.jpg'" CauseValidation="false"
OnClientClick="document.location.href = 'http://www.dotnetcurry.com';
return false" />

Remember to use the OnClientClick() and not the OnClick() event of the ImageButton. The OnClick() event is a server side event.

Alternatively, it’s easier to use a HyperLink control and set it's ImageUrl to an image and set NavigateUrl to the URL you want.



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Suprotim Agarwal
Suprotim Agarwal, Developer Technologies MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Professional) is the founder and contributor for DevCurry, DotNetCurry and SQLServerCurry. He is the Chief Editor of a Developer Magazine called DNC Magazine. He has also authored two Books - 51 Recipes using jQuery with ASP.NET Controls. and The Absolutely Awesome jQuery CookBook.

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