Can I stop a post back by using javascripts confirm?

I have an aspx page with a asp.net button on the page:

<asp:LinkButton ID="btn_Delete" runat="server" OnClick="btn_Delete_Click" OnClientClick="ConfirmDelete();" Text="Delete" /> 

Confirm delete looks like this:

   function ConfirmDelete() {
       var answer = confirm("Are you SURE you want to delete this item?");
       if (!answer) {
           return false;
       }
   }; 

I had assumed that this would prevent the page from posting back if the user clicked cancel, but it still appears to be posting back. Is there some way I can prevent postback using confirm?

Answers:

Answer

You have to return the value from the function in the event handler:

OnClientClick="return ConfirmDelete();"

By the way, you don't need all that logic in the function, just return the result from the confirm call:

function ConfirmDelete() {
  return confirm("Are you SURE you want to delete this item?");
};

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