Outlook HTML Form Challange
Posted on 2003-02-26
Hello, due to the scope of this problem I tried selecting the category I thought I'd have the best response from - if I misplaced this and it bothers someone then *sorry*.
I have a VB application that uses the IP Works smtp and mime components to create an HTML form to be sent as an email. I have a sql table of companies and their information - such as address phone numbers etc. I create customized emails for each company selected and email them an HTML form with the text form fields value set to their current information in the database so when they open the form in their email they see the web page form with the information in the fields and a submit button at the bottom. They can update their information and click submit and the page is posted to my web server and their information updated in the database via asp and a thank you page displayed. (btw I'm testing in outlook for email client)
1) After clicking submit they close the email and it ask if they want to save changes - I suppose because they receive and open the email they make changes in the original email I sent them... Is there any way around this?
2) They can edit any of the information in the text fields, work with check boxes and radio boxes etc just like any web page - except that they cannot highlight text and press delete to delete it. I'll clarify: They can select the text in a text form field (highlight it) and hit the delete key nothing happens. Pressing any other key - like the space bar, any character number etc. causes the highlighted text to be replaced with what they type as expected within the windows environment but why the delete key disabled? I assume again its because they are essentially reading the email I sent to them and editing what I sent them caused headaches - but this is a form it should know better right?
Any suggestions would be very appreciated. Thanks for your time,