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Scrolling a Select Box

Posted on 1999-07-22
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Last Modified: 2013-12-25
I have a select box that is dynamically filled with items via database.  One item will be returned with the "selected"
parameter on.  Is it possible to scroll the box so that the selected item will be shown, and if so, can I see some example code?
Question by:callapm
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sayasenh earned 150 total points
ID: 1864304

A select box scrolls automatically in order to show the selected value :

VBScript :

MarcheSelect = Request("CodeMarche")
<BR><SELECT NAME = "CodeMarche" SIZE="1" onChange="this.form.submit()">

<OPTION VALUE = ""> Any End-use  </OPTION>      <%

Do While Not Rs1.EOF
   If Cstr(Rs1("CodeMarche")) = MarcheSelect Then            %><OPTION VALUE = "<% = Rs1("CodeMarche") %>"            SELECTED > <% =Rs1("Libelle")%> <%
      %><OPTION VALUE = "<% = Rs1("CodeMarche") %>"  > <% =Rs1("Libelle")%> <%

   End If

<% Rs1.MoveNext
Loop %>

JavaScript :
The following  function might meet others sides of the problem :

1°) It stores in two hidden inputs (named "CodeMarche" and "CodeFonction") of the 3rd frame,  the selected values of two select boxes (named "CodeMarche" and "CodeFonction" as well), which are located respectively in the 1st and the 2nd frame, in the 1st form :

-> " = parent.frames[0].document.forms[0].CodeMarche. ..."
-> " = parent.frames[1].document.forms[0].CodeFonction. ..."

2°) The selected value of "CodeMarche" is 'unique' , but the selected value of "CodeFonction" is 'multiple' (hence, the 'for' is compulsory, because Netscape is quite fussy with the multiple attribute,
and if the result is to be "value1, value2, ...", you have to handle the comma, contrary to checkboxes).

function RecupParam(form){

form.CodeMarche.value = parent.frames[0].document.forms[0].CodeMarche.options[parent.frames[0].document.forms[0].CodeMarche.selectedIndex].value;

form.CodeFonction.value = "";
for (var i = 0; i < parent.frames[1].document.forms[0].CodeFonction.options.length; i++) {
   if (parent.frames[1].document.forms[0].CodeFonction.options[i].selected){
      if (form.CodeFonction.value != "" && form.CodeFonction.value != null){
            form.CodeFonction.value += ", "
      form.CodeFonction.value += parent.frames[1].document.forms[0].CodeFonction.options[i].value;


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