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C#: Get Parent Control with Generics

By on April 27, 2010 in ASP.Net, C#, Controls with 0 Comments

I use the following method to return a parent control of a specific type. This method is recursive and uses generics.

<br />
private Control GetParentControl<T1>(Control control)<br />
{<br />
if (control.Parent.GetType() == typeof(T1))<br />
{<br />
return control.Parent;<br />
}<br />
else<br />
{<br />
return GetParentControl<T1>(control.Parent);<br />
}<br />

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