Reload Javascript after postback in Kentico

For any kind of form web parts, I like using update panel to avoid full page reload when the form is submitted. In such situation, a postback is invoked. When you execute a Javascript code on page load, it won't run after postback. In this post, I will provide you with a code snippet that fixes this issue.

I recommend using update panel mostly for UX reasons. When a visitor submits a form, just the form gets updated instead of the whole page. The visitor doesn't lose focus and receives an instant response. Update panel could be activated for a web part in its web part properties in the AJAX section.

A problem comes into play when you execute a Javascript code that manipulates the form. It won't run if you initialize the script using, for example, self-invoking functions or the document ready event in case of using jQuery.


Instead, you need to, let's say, re-register the script on postback. Below, see an example that demonstrates the usage. 

  1. Create a function that does the desired functionality.
  2. Execute the function on page load.
  3. Re-run the function after postback.

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Milan Lund is a freelance web developer with expertise in Kentico. He specializes in building and maintaining websites on the Kentico platform. Milan writes articles based on his project experiences to assist both his future self and other developers.

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