This is a quick and dirty one, but oh will it make your day. I don't know about you, but I find myself jumping from order to order and it's always by order number. Well, there really isn't a way to get straight from one order to another by order number. You have to always go back to the main Dashboard and enter the order number there.

So I modified the Admin header navigation control to include an order number field. That way every single page on the Admin side has a box where you can type in any order number and jump straight to the order details page.

Code Changes

Normally I just post the changes to a file. In this case, the file is small so I'm going to post the entire file. That, and I have a dental appointment in 45 minutes :)

Edit the ~/Admin/UserControls/HeaderNavigation.ascx file and replace the entire contents with this code:

<%@ Control Language="C#" ClassName="HeaderNavigation" EnableViewState="false" %>
<script runat="server">
    protected void Page_Load(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
        if (Token.Instance.User == null || Token.Instance.User.IsAdmin == false)
            AdminNavigationHeaderPanel.Visible = false;
            OrdersLink.Visible = (Token.Instance.User.IsInRole(Role.OrderAdminRoles));
            CatalogLink.Visible = (Token.Instance.User.IsInRole(Role.CatalogAdminRoles));
            OrderId.Visible = (Token.Instance.User.IsInRole(Role.OrderAdminRoles));
            ViewOrderButton.Visible = (Token.Instance.User.IsInRole(Role.OrderAdminRoles));

    protected void ViewOrderButton_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
        int tempOrderId = AlwaysConvert.ToInt(OrderId.Text);
        Order order = OrderDataSource.Load(tempOrderId);
        if (order != null)
            Response.Redirect("~/Admin/Orders/ViewOrder.aspx?OrderId=" + tempOrderId.ToString());
            CustomValidator invalidOrderId = new CustomValidator();
            invalidOrderId.ControlToValidate = "OrderId";
            invalidOrderId.ErrorMessage = "*";
            invalidOrderId.Text = "Order number is not valid";
            invalidOrderId.IsValid = false;

<asp:Panel ID="AdminNavigationHeaderPanel" runat="server" >
       <asp:HyperLink ID="DashboardLink" runat="server" NavigateUrl="~/Admin/Default.aspx" CssClass="dashboard" Text="Dashboard"></asp:HyperLink>
       <asp:HyperLink ID="OrdersLink" runat="server" NavigateUrl="~/Admin/Orders/Default.aspx" CssClass="orders" text="Orders"></asp:HyperLink>
       <asp:HyperLink ID="CatalogLink" runat="server" NavigateUrl="~/Admin/Catalog/Browse.aspx" CssClass="catalog" Text="Catalog"></asp:HyperLink>
       <asp:HyperLink ID="StoreLink" runat="server" NavigateUrl="~/Default.aspx" CssClass="stores" Text="Store"></asp:HyperLink>
       <asp:HyperLink ID="LogoutLink" runat="server" NavigateUrl="~/Logout.aspx" CssClass="logout" Text="Logout"></asp:HyperLink>
       <td class="header" align="left" valign="bottom"><asp:Localize ID="ViewOrderNumberCaption" runat="server" Text="View Order:"></asp:Localize><br />
       <asp:TextBox ID="OrderId" runat="server" Width="40px" ValidationGroup="OrderSummary"></asp:TextBox>
        <asp:Button ID="ViewOrderButton" runat="server" ValidationGroup="OrderSummary" OnClick="ViewOrderButton_Click" Text="Go" />

Save it.


You might notice the text color isn't right. Well, I hate CSS styles and CSS styles hate me. It's mutual and I'm ok with that. If you know how to make two stupid little words show the proper style color from the style sheet, please post it here. Others will be grateful and the score will become CSS 220, Joe 0 :wink: