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Disabling a text box doesnt grey it out

Posted on 2003-12-04
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I am using a text box and enable it or disable it depending on user selection of a drop down.
When the text box is disabled, the page does not allow it to enter values but the text box does not get greyed out. I am using document.form.value.textbox.disabled = true.
Is there a way in which i can grey out the text box when it is disabled.
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Question by:mrigank
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SquareHead earned 20 total points
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You'll notice that the text box does not gray out, but if there was any text in the text box, THAT would be grayed out... The easiest way to gray out the text box itself would be to assign a style to it... Like this:

<input type="text" value="" Disabled style="background:#DFDFDF;">
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by:mrigank
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Your solution works .. but i have a problem .... i want to set the color in my javascript cos the javascript disables or enables the text box ... so how can i do that in my javascript ..

document.form.value.style.background = "#DFDFDF;";

is it correct ????
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by:Priya25
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You should set the css of your button  to blank
button.CssClass = ""
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by:gam3r_3xtr3m3
gam3r_3xtr3m3 earned 20 total points
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try this:

<script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript">
function checkSelect(this1){
if(this1.selectedIndex==1){
document.form1.textbox1.disabled = true
document.form1.textbox1.style.background = "#DFDFDF";}
else{
document.form1.textbox1.disabled = false
document.form1.textbox1.style.background = "#FFFFFF";}}
</script>
<body>
<form name="form1" onSubmit="return false;">
<select name="selectbox1" onChange="checkSelect(this);" onLoad="checkSelect(this);">
<option>Enabled</option>
<option>Disabled</option>
</select><br />
<input type="text" name="textbox1" />
</form>
</body>
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