Capture content of a <TD>  with onClick event.

Posted on 2003-03-17
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Last Modified: 2008-02-01

I just caught a posting from 'COBOLdinosaur' which was a 'fake' select form element (code posted below).  The trick was that it was a table which seems to be nested in a div. Now my problem is that i do NOT need a fake form element but i really do want to develop an calender in which you can drag your workingtime. Now i know you probable think that it's best to use a <SELECT> element for that but those just can't be as flexible as the good ol' tables. Pleas how can i use the code below so that i can select ,multiple, options with the CTRL and/or SHIFT key to select multiple <TD> elements and how can i get those posted to another proccesing page ??

Hope you can help me out.


  .selectBOX {border:3px ridge #dddddd;height:75;width:125;overflow-y:scroll;
              border-right:3px double #bbbbbb; border-bottom:3px double #bbbbbb;}
  .hiliteON {color:white;background-color:navy;font-family:arial;font-size:10pt}
  .hiliteOFF {color:black;background-color:white;font-family:arial;font-size:10pt}
<script language="JavaScript">
  var lastone=false;
  function chgcls(EL)
     if (lastone)
<h1 align="center"> Fake Form Elements </h1>
<div class="textBOX" STYLE="position:absolute;left:165;top:73">
<div class="selectBOX" style="position:absolute;left:165;top:115">
  <table border=0 cellspacing=0 cellpadding=0>
     <tr><td class="hiliteOFF" onClick="chgcls(this)">Alberta</td></tr>
     <tr><td class="hiliteOFF" onClick="chgcls(this)">Ontario</td></tr>
     <tr><td class="hiliteOFF" onClick="chgcls(this)">Quebec</td></tr>
     <tr><td class="hiliteOFF" onClick="chgcls(this)">Newfoundland</td></tr>
     <tr><td class="hiliteOFF" onClick="chgcls(this)">all fake</td></tr>
       Even though the fake select is not a functional form element, we
       could still capture the cell value with the onClick event and use
       it for processing
Question by:M00nsh1n3
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ngrover earned 300 total points
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Just change the script so that you don't turn off the last one selected.  You might want to change the first line to be:

if(EL == lastone) instead of if(lastone);

that way you can turn it off by clicking the same one again.  Then modify whatever script is handling the application of the selected box to handle applying multiple selected boxes.

Hope this helps.  

Nate Grover
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