I am making a messageboard. I have a page where on pageload the message and its contents are displayed by help of datalist. I want some text boxes and submit button at end of page enabling a user to reply to that message . and i want to pass the msgid in that submit button sub so that i can insert in database. can i put those text boxes and submit button in itemtemplate. Or do i have to keep those text box out of the datalist tag. If i keep them out of datalist tag how do i get the value of container dataitem.<BR><BR>brij <BR>