Hi all

I used master page in my application and there is a button and text box on it which redirects user to another page. There is also another button and text box for user to login in to his control panel. When i fill up the login form and press enter, button which is at top which redirects me to another page is called but not login button.

I used below java script function to handle enter key press

function controlEnter(obj, event) {
            var keyCode = event.keyCode ? event.keyCode : event.which ? event.which : event.charCode;
            if (keyCode == 13) {
                __doPostBack(obj, '');
                return false;
            else {
                return true;

Above function is called by adding attribute to textbox in page load

txtUserName.Attributes.Add("onkeypress", "return controlEnter('" + BtnLoginUser.UniqueID + "', event)");

Kindly tell me what am i doing wrong. How can i associate enter key press to the correct
button click.

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Last Post by Ramesh S


Set the defaultbutton property in the <form> tag to the ID of button that should get fired when user press enter key to submit the form.

For example,

<form id="form1" runat="server" defaultbutton="btnLogin">
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