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Supress or substitute for Enter key on web form

Posted on 2004-08-20
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I have a web form and would like to globally either:

1. Change the Enter key to a Tab key
or
2. If I can't do 1, ignore the Enter key

I have tried:

<SCRIPT LANGUAGE="JavaScript">
      function checkEnter(e) {
            keyCode = (e.which) ? e.which : e.keyCode;
            if(keyCode==13){
                    return(false);
                  }
            }
      document.onkeypress = checkEnter(window.event);
</SCRIPT>

and that has no effect at all.

I have MANY textboxes on the form so I don't want to have to do an on... for each textbox.  Thanks.
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Question by:dspace
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by:dspace
ID: 11851485
OK, I'm halfway there.  This suppresses the Enter key...

<SCRIPT LANGUAGE="JavaScript">
                  function trapKeypress(e, theKey) {
                        var iKeyCode = 0;
                        if (window.event) iKeyCode = window.event.keyCode
                        else if (e) iKeyCode = e.which;
                        return (iKeyCode != theKey);
                  }
            </SCRIPT>
            <meta content="Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 7.1" name="GENERATOR">
            <meta content="Visual Basic .NET 7.1" name="CODE_LANGUAGE">
            <meta content="JavaScript" name="vs_defaultClientScript">
            <meta content="http://schemas.microsoft.com/intellisense/ie5" name="vs_targetSchema">
      </HEAD>
      <body text="#000000" vLink="#2f588f" aLink="#afae6b" link="#2f588f" bgColor="#ffffff"
            leftMargin="0" topMargin="0" onkeypress="return trapKeypress(event, 13);>

Now I only need to find out how to turn it into a Tab key insted of just supressing it.
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iboutchkine earned 1600 total points
ID: 11854351
Another way to disable Enter


add to body or head tag

      <script language="JavaScript">
if (document.layers || document.all) document.onkeypress = f1;
function f1(e)
{
     if ((document.layers && e.which == 13) || (document.all && window.event.keyCode == 13))
     {
          return false;
      }
}
</script>
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