Solved

Question on textarea tag....

Posted on 1998-09-23
1
178 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-09
Let me explain a little.

I'm trying to create an online application in which I'll be doing some text editing in a textarea tag.  Well, I want to add some tools (buttons) that when clicked on, it will insert predefined text at the cursor position.

I know that I could take the contents and append to it, but that will only put the predefined text at the end of the current text.  I want to be able to insert it anywhere inside the current text, e.g.  I have a textarea that has the content, "There will be no weekly meeting on 9/24/98."  I want to have 5 buttons, each labeled with the day of the week that I could use to insert say, Thursday in between the "on" and the "9/24/98".

If you have ANY information on this, PLEASE let me know.  Thanks all!

---LSILes
les@livingscriptures.com
0
Comment
Question by:LSILes
1 Comment
 
LVL 8

Accepted Solution

by:
jbirk earned 200 total points
ID: 1838056
Well as you may have suspected, this can't be done as you have suggested.  There is no way to know where the cursor is in the textarea, and then as was stated on the other copy of this question (one of them should be deleted), is that once you click on a button the focus is changed and you no longer even have a cursor.  So you can't do anything with the cursor.

If you knew beforehand something about the contents of this text area you could read it in and determine where to insert the new data, and then output the change.

Other than that the best suggestion I have is to output the desired produced text from clicking on a button into a text box, and have the user copy and paste it into where they want it to go.

I'm afraid that's probably the best you can do.
Sorry,
Josh
0

Featured Post

Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
displaying 3 dropdownlist  horizontally 3 32
Obsolete font tag need to convert to CSS 3 36
Popup write two lines 3 22
What cart is this? 2 38
When it comes to write a Context Sensitive Help (an online help that is obtained from a specific point in state of software to provide help with that state) ,  first we need to make the file that contains all topics, which are given exclusive IDs. …
Today, the web development industry is booming, and many people consider it to be their vocation. The question you may be asking yourself is – how do I become a web developer?
In this tutorial viewers will learn how add a scalable full-width header using CSS3. Create a new HTML document with an internal stylesheet. Set a tiled background.:  Create a new div and name it Header. Position it with position:absolute at the top…
In this Micro Tutorial viewers will learn how to create navigation buttons that change on rollover, using CSS (Continuation of the CSS Image Sprite tutorial) Create a parent ID for all the list items       - Specify position: absolute and display: block…

726 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question