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How to always set focus to a textbox in case i need to enter data continuing?

Can i do textbox on change or lostfoucs event in ASP? and how? VBScript? Javascript? and any example?

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by:JonFish85
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using javascript:

<INPUT type=text onblur="if (this.value != 'password') { this.focus(); }">

you can do this using ASP, as it runs on the server, so it doesnt actually work with objects on the page...

hope this helps!
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by:sandaruwan
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Yes JonFish85, your method is good. But cursor will be at the begining of the text that already typed. So continues data entry is difficult as suling16 wants.

I don't know any way to move cursor to the end of the text. But if you wan't to overwrite the existing text that can be done by using select methid.

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<INPUT type=text onblur="this.select();this.focus();">

Anyone have a better idea?

- Sandaruwan -  
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try this:

<INPUT type=text onblur="if (this.value != 'password') { this.focus(); this.value=this.value;}">

hope this helps!
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