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Accessing a control on the server side

I have added a third party control in my ASP.NET page. It is placed as an object using an object tag. Now I want to access that control on the server side. How can I do it?
You can't. An object tag renders a control on the client side. I suggest creating an ASP.NET custom control that wraps the parameters received by this object, and render dynamically the object tag with the parameters you pass. However, you'll have limited control over the control. The definite solution, however, is to replace the control with an ASP.NET version of it, instead of an ActiveX or Windows Forms control... You will also save your customers the hassle of downloading and installing the control.
This was last published in July 2004

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