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Ajax request MVC refresh shared block

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Hi,

I'm searching for a solution to refresh a shared block (Hml) when I perform an ajax request. In my block (controller) I need to retrieve some data and then I would like to replace all the html in the block view. 

Thanks.

#73824
Aug 12, 2013 10:47
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You can just use jquery ajax call and return partial view (just use local block view in shared folder).

#73900
Aug 14, 2013 5:44
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I'm actually having similar challenge, I have custom form in block, want to post it with Ajax back to Block controller's HttpPost action and as a return value I would like to get only the Partial View rendered by block controller. The thing I don't yet understand is how to call block controller directly without have the whole page controller executed? How to generate URL that maps directly to block controller instead of page controller?

#73904
Aug 14, 2013 9:05
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Block controller return your block view ,url is /controller/action. you can use jquery to call ajax such as

$.ajax({
                url: "/Controller/Action/",
                data: { ContactName: $("#ContactName").val(), ContactEmail: $("#ContactEmail").val(), ContactPhone: $("#ContactPhone").val(), ContactComments: $("#ContactComments").val() },
                type: "POST",
                error: function (data) {
                    $("#contact").html(data);
                    return false;
                },
                success: function (data) {
                    $("#contact").html(data);

})

 

The id contact is map to a container (div) which your block contains in.

 

#73911
Aug 14, 2013 10:28
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Thanks, but can't get it to work. I have block with name "CoolFormBlock". I'm using following code to get correct route/url to my block controller:

RouteTable.Routes.GetVirtualPathForPartialRouted(Model.CurrentBlock, null).GetUrl()

Which returns "/CoolFormBlock/Index?length=73" but with this url I just get 404. What am I missing here? Is there some additional magic I need to add to the block controller to make it routable?

#73913
Aug 14, 2013 10:45
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Thanks for the replies. I solved the routing by adding this to the global.asax:

routes.MapRoute(
"blockController", // Route name
"Blocks/{controller}/{action}", // URL with parameters
new { action = "Index" });

If I call the url /blocks/{controller}/Index a breakpoint hits in my controller. The only thing is that the block model of the Index method is null, do you know how to solve this?

#73929
Aug 14, 2013 14:49
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I have same Patrick issue I don't know how to prevent block model to be null. Anyone have an idea about this?

#123576
Jul 09, 2015 4:42
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