Removing Line Breaks from a String

Posted on 2004-03-31
Last Modified: 2012-08-14
I have an input form built in flash.

There is an address field  on the form and it is multiline which allows the user to hit return/enter to move to the next line and continue their address.

WHen the user hits submit on the form i want to remove the line breaks before i send the data.

how do i remove the line breaks????????
Question by:Fatlog
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Expert Comment

ID: 10724977

  You can use escape(myText.text) which gives you teh URL encoded string.

Example :

Suppose I enter the below mentioned text in my input text box foor which the instance name is myText :

270, Wall Street,

and affix the action below on a button:

on (release) {

the Ouput is :

Since, this is already URL Encoded you can directly send the data to the URL or you can use a string manipulation fucntion to get rid of yur %0D and  %DC stuffs.

Hope this helps !


Author Comment

ID: 10730669
this doesnt really work

i need to be able to do something like the way you can use split/join to replace characters

Expert Comment

ID: 10730828

 Please upload your file to some location and let me know. I will correct it and give you.


Accepted Solution

krishnaprathab earned 25 total points
ID: 10773412
One more try:

1) Write the below listed function in your root timleine (I have not written this code I found it in

String.prototype.searchreplace=function(find,replace) {
        var string=this
        var counter
        while (counter<string.length) {
                var start = string.indexOf(find, counter);
                if (start == -1) {
                } else {
                        var before=string.substr(0,start)
                        var after=string.substr(start+find.length,string.length)
                        var counter=before.length+replace.length
        return string;

2) On your buttons onRelease event write the action :

on (release) {
      myStr = escape(myText.text);
      myStr = myStr.searchreplace("%20"," ");
      myStr = myStr.searchreplace("%0D",",");
      myStr = myStr.searchreplace("%2C",",");

3) Restrict your input text field to only numbers and characters.

4) Now when you type :

John Greenhow
120 Wall Street
Washington DC

in the input text field and click on the button it will trace :

John Greenhow,120 Wall Street,Washington DC

There is no other way to achive what you want.

Hope this helps !

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