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Recursive version of the FindControl(..) method

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I don't know why there is none already implemented in the .NET framework. Anyway it wasn't too difficult to write one by myself:
/// <summary>
/// Recursive version of the FindControl method.
/// </summary>
/// <param name="parent">Parent to where to start the search for the control</param>
/// <param name="controlId">ID of the control to search for</param>
/// <returns></returns>
public static Control FindControlRecursive(Control parent, string controlId)
if (controlId == parent.ID)
return parent;

foreach (Control ctrl in parent.Controls)
Control tmp = FindControlRecursive(ctrl, controlId);
if (tmp != null)
return tmp;

return null;

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