Monday, March 26, 2012

PageMethods is undefined

Hi there

I have a simple page that calls a server side page method via the scriptmanager / page methods detailed on this site. This has worked fine recently when until I updated our dev team to use the new ajax 1.0.

Once I'd updated my web.config as per the doco all works fine on my pc but on all others when I call the server side method I get the client script error " PageMethods Is 'Undefined' ". I am sure this is an environmental issue but I would appreciate any tips on how to figure out what is going on!

To update one of the boxes (eg our test server) I did the following steps.

    Uninstall previous Ajax (RC1)Install new versionUpdate web.config as per instructions in the doco

Here is my source code

< Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="true" CodeFile="AddNote.aspx.cs" Inherits="controls_AddNote" EnableViewState="true" %>< Import Namespace="System.Web.Services" %><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" ""><html xmlns=""> <head id="Head1" runat="server"> <title>Add a note to this cell</title> <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="../css/calumo default.css" /> </head> <body leftmargin="0" rightmargin="0" topmargin="0" bottommargin="0"> <script type="text/javascript" language="javascript"> function PageMethodCall() { var TicketId=parseInt($get("inpTicketId").value); var DataSource=$get("inpDataSrc").value; var Catalog=$get("inpCatalog").value; var Cube=$get("inpCube").value; var DataPointMdx=$get("inpMdx").value; var NoteValue=$get("taNote").value; if(NoteValue.length>0) PageMethods.SendNote(TicketId,DataSource,Catalog,Cube,DataPointMdx,NoteValue,OnSucceeded); } // This is the callback function // that process the page method call // return value. function OnSucceeded(result) { // Display the result. if(result==1) window.close(); else alert("Calumo Server Exception:-" + result); } function Validate() { if($get("taNote").innerText.length>0) $get("btnSend").value="Send"; else $get("btnSend").value="Close"; } </script> <form id="frmAddNote" runat="server" target="_self"><asp:ScriptManager ID="ScriptManager1" runat="server"></asp:ScriptManager> <input runat="server" type="hidden" id="inpTicketId" value="" /> <input runat="server" type="hidden" id="inpDataSrc" value="" /> <input runat="server" type="hidden" id="inpCatalog" value="" /> <input runat="server" type="hidden" id="inpCube" value="" /> <input runat="server" type="hidden" id="inpMdx" value="" /> <table id="Table1" runat="server" height="100%" width="95%" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tr id="trHeader" > <td><img alt="" src="../images/Calumo/top_bar.jpg"/></td> </tr> <tr><td> </td></tr> <tr id="trBody"> <td id="tdNoteArea" align="center">  <textarea cols="10" runat="server" style="height:100%;width:650px;" id="taNote" rows="10" ></textarea> </td> </tr> <tr><td> </td></tr> <tr id="trFooter"> <td style="padding-right:20px;width:100%" id="tdClose" align="right"> <input id="btnSend" type="button" value="Send" onclick="javascript:PageMethodCall();" /> </td> </tr> </table> </form> </body></html>

and here is the server code

 [WebMethod()]public static string SendNote(int TicketId,string DataSource,string Catalog,string Cube,string DataPointMdx,string NoteValue) {try {// Add a note to the server code and return a sample msgreturn"It Works"; }catch(Exception ex) {return ex.Message; } }

Any hints on troubleshooting would be greatly appreciated

Thanks in advance


Try settingEnablePageMethods="true"



Yep thats it! Would probably be a good idea to add to the update doco


Was that missing in the documentation somewhere? We'll happily fix it... just point me to where it's missing.

There should probably be a section on Page the docs that is accessible by the left hand side index..

Also, for whatever reason - the UpdatePanels UpdateMode is set by default to "Always" a special highlight in the docs should indicate this is the default and to change it to conditional for partial rendering / asynchronous updates. I was kinda surprised when investigating some of the post and issues on always full postbacks - that when I just dragged and dropped an updatepanel in designer - it defaulted to "Always"... kinda missing the purpose I think as if you are releasing this - then the default should err on side of the Ajax technology it is supposed to provide and this is a change I think from the RCs but not positive as I always declare everything anyways... but alot of folks just drag and drop and assume they are getting the settings for exploiting the Ajax enviroment...

I followed this doco

and unless I skipped over it I didn't find any reference to the EnablePageMethods

thanks again

I agree! Where can you find reference and documentation to PageMethods ? I use the block of code on this post as my reference right now ..

I agree this would be nice to see in the "differences" docs. I'll see if it can be added.

Just wanted to say thanks, all.

I was trying to get a method to run from a page (both in the .aspx file and in the code behind) and kept getting the js error of "PageMethods" not found. Adding that attribute to the ScriptManager cured the problem.


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