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Posted on 2002-06-03
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i want to be able to insert a variable into a textarea exactly starting where the cursor is in the textarea...


at the moment i have

document.forms.myform.textareaname.value = document.forms.myform.textareaname.value + "anything";

this adds it to the end of the string in the textarea
but i want "anything" to appear whereever the cursor is...

any ideas?
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by:chops123
ID: 7050638
Try this out...

=================================================
<script>
function stockLinkIn() {
document.forms.myform.S1.value = "anything"
}

function stockLinkOut() {
document.forms.myform.S1.value = "Nothing"
//document.forms.myform.S1.value = document.forms.myform.S1.value + "anything";

}
</script>

<form method="POST" name="myform" action="--WEBBOT-SELF--">
  <textarea onMouseDown="stockLinkIn()" onMouseUp="stockLinkOut()" rows="2" name="S1" cols="20"></textarea><input type="submit" value="Submit" name="B1"><input type="reset" value="Reset" name="B2">
</form>
=================================================

This will change the contents of the textarea when you click on the text area.

You can have various events onMouseDown(),onMouseUp(),onMouseOver(),onMouseOut() on which you can change the text in the text area

Hope this helps

Rgds
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by:n1875621
ID: 7050785
im not after adding content to the textarea on mouse events... i am after changing the content depending on where the cursor is in the text area....

for example....

if my cursor is the pipe '|' symbol... i want to change this...


"this is the content | where and the pipe symbol is where i want to add text"

to this

"this is the content 'and this is what has to be added'| where and the pipe symbol is where i want to add text"

is that clear as mud ?

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by:n1875621
ID: 7050786
im not after adding content to the textarea on mouse events... i am after changing the content depending on where the cursor is in the text area....

for example....

if my cursor is the pipe '|' symbol... i want to change this...


"this is the content | where and the pipe symbol is where i want to add text"

to this

"this is the content 'and this is what has to be added'| where and the pipe symbol is where i want to add text"

is that clear as mud ?

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by:COBOLdinosaur
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by:n1875621
ID: 7050831
this example only shows how to append to a text area... which i can do - i want to insert into a text area where the cursor is located
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by:bruno
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Hello,

This question has been open for quite a while now and needs to be wrapped up.

EXPERTS: If any of the experts could come back and post any suggestions as to how they feel this could be wrapped up (delete, 0 PAQ, award points, etc), I'm sure the moderators would appreciate it.  If you feel you deserve points here, but don't care to respond, the question might very well get DELETED.

ASKER:  Please return and finalize this question.  Abandoning a question is in violation of the member agreement.

Please do NOT accept this comment as an answer, as I am simply trying to alert those involved that the question is still open.

Thank you,

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by:jsmckenzie
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I did a search and found a PAQ with similar information, so I suppose this one could be deleted.  I'd be interested to hear if the problem was solved.
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by:COBOLdinosaur
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A delete works for me.  There is already simialr in the PAQ so there is no value in PAQing it.

Cd&

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by:chops123
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well.. i thot this question was dead.. anyways..delete it.

KC
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by:bruno
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n1875621,

why would you possibly "accept a comment as answer" and then only give it a C?

That shows an incredible lack of respect for the experts.  If the answer wasn't good enough to warrant at least an A or B, it should not have been accepted.

I suggest you contact Community Support (link on the left) and ask them to resolve this issue, lest the quality of help you recieve on this site decline in the future.



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