ASPxButton.AutoPostBack Property

Gets or sets a value that specifies whether server-side processing is required to respond to a click on the button control.

Namespace: DevExpress.Web

Assembly: DevExpress.Web.v21.1.dll


public bool AutoPostBack { get; set; }

Property Value

Type Default Description


true, if server-side processing is required, otherwise, false.


Use the AutoPostBack property to control whether a predefined user action performed over the button (such as changing its checked state, for instance) can be completely processed on the client side by handling an appropriate client-side event (such as the ASPxClientButton.CheckedChanged in this instance), or a round trip to the server is required, so that the action is finally processed on the server side with the help of the corresponding server-side event (such as the ASPxButton.CheckedChanged event).

Note that the available client-side events whose handlers are assigned in a button control are always fired regardless of the AutoPostBack property’s setting. The AutoPostBack property’s value only affects the default value of the ASPxClientProcessingModeEventArgs.processOnServer property which is passed to the editor’s specific client-side events (the AutoPostBack property passes its value to the processOnServer property).

If the AutoPostBack property is set to true, the end-user action is first processed via the corresponding client-side event (if its handler is assigned), and only after that is the server-side processing performed, if it has not been canceled by setting the client-side event’s processOnServer property to false. If the value of the AutoPostBack property is false, a specific user action which has a corresponding server-side event can still be processed on the server side by setting the processOnServer property to true in the client event’s handler.

In such a way, note that server-side events which correspond to specific performed user actions may not be generated in the following two cases:

  • The AutoPostBack property is set to true, but the corresponding client-side event is handled so that the processOnServer property is set to false.
  • The AutoPostBack property is set to false and the corresponding client-side event is not handled, or handled so that the processOnServer property is not changed (is not set to true).


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