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Hi,

Does anyone out there have any code, or can direct me to the following senario.

I would like 2 listboxes.

One shows a list of users who have no access rights. Another is a listbox of who does.

If I double click on one item in one list it should jump to the other and vice versa.

If I choose the > arrow it should move selected item from left listbox to right
If I choose the < arrow it should move the selected item from right listbox to left

If I choose the >> arrow it should move all users from left listbox to right
If I choose the << arrow it should move all the users from right to left.

Thanks and here's a picture just to be sure

---------------------------------------------          ---------------------------------------------
-      User A                                      -    >   -         User B                                    -
-      User C                                      -         -          User E                                   -
-      User D                                      -    <   -                                                      -
-      User F                                       -         -                                                      -
-                                                      -  >>   -                                                      -
-                                                      -         -                                                      -
-                                                      -  <<   -                                                      -
---------------------------------------------         -----------------------------------------------

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by:sajuks
ID: 11950700
// try this
<script language="JavaScript">

function dosubmit() {}

function deleteOption(object,index) {
object.options[index] = null;
}

function addOption(object,text,value) {
var defaultSelected = true;
var selected = true;
var optionName = new Option(text, value, defaultSelected, selected)
object.options[object.length] = optionName;
}

function copySelected(fromObject,toObject) {
for (var i=0, l=fromObject.options.length;i<l;i++) {
if (fromObject.options[i].selected)
addOption(toObject,fromObject.options[i].text,fromObject.options[i].value);
}
for (var i=fromObject.options.length-1;i>-1;i--) {
if (fromObject.options[i].selected)
deleteOption(fromObject,i);
}
}

function copyAll(fromObject,toObject) {
for (var i=0, l=fromObject.options.length;i<l;i++) {
addOption(toObject,fromObject.options[i].text,fromObject.options[i].value);
}
for (var i=fromObject.options.length-1;i>-1;i--) {
deleteOption(fromObject,i);
}
}
</script>

<html>

<head>
<title></title>
</head>

<body>

<form>
  <table>
    <tr>
      <td><select name="select1" multiple size="7">
        <option>User A </option>
        <option>User B</option>
        <option>User C</option>
        <option>User D </option>
        <option>User E</option>
        <option>User F</option>

      </select> </td>
      <td><input type="button" value=" &gt; "
      onClick="copySelected(this.form.select1,this.form.select2), dosubmit(select2)"> <p><input
      type="button" value=" &lt; "
      onClick="copySelected(this.form.select2,this.form.select1), dosubmit(select2)"> </p>
      <p><input type="button" value="&gt;&gt;"
      onClick="if (document.images) copyAll(this.form.select1,this.form.select2)"> </p>
      <p><input type="button" value="&lt;&lt;"
      onClick="if (document.images) copyAll(this.form.select2,this.form.select1)"> </td>
      <td><select name="select2" multiple size="7">
      </select> </td>
    </tr>
  </table>
</form>
</body>
</html>
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Author Comment

by:avivak1
ID: 11951083
Perfect, except for one thing.

I would like to double click on any of the options and it will go to the opposite box.

Thanks,
Aviva
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Webby_ earned 100 total points
ID: 11951104
Here's a nice one: http://javascript.internet.com/miscellaneous/move-dual-list.html
And if you grab the onclick function call out of the > and < button youcan place it in an ondblclick event in the listboxes..
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Assisted Solution

by:sajuks
sajuks earned 50 total points
ID: 11951167
// IE only
<script language="JavaScript">

function dosubmit() {}

function deleteOption(object,index) {
object.options[index] = null;
}

function addOption(object,text,value) {
var defaultSelected = true;
var selected = true;
var optionName = new Option(text, value, defaultSelected, selected)
object.options[object.length] = optionName;
}

function copySelected(fromObject,toObject) {
for (var i=0, l=fromObject.options.length;i<l;i++) {
if (fromObject.options[i].selected)
addOption(toObject,fromObject.options[i].text,fromObject.options[i].value);
}
for (var i=fromObject.options.length-1;i>-1;i--) {
if (fromObject.options[i].selected)
deleteOption(fromObject,i);
}
}

function copyAll(fromObject,toObject) {
for (var i=0, l=fromObject.options.length;i<l;i++) {
addOption(toObject,fromObject.options[i].text,fromObject.options[i].value);
}
for (var i=fromObject.options.length-1;i>-1;i--) {
deleteOption(fromObject,i);
}
}
</script>

<html>

<head>
<title></title>
</head>

<body>

<form>
  <table>
    <tr>
      <td><select name="select1" onDblClick ="copySelected(this.form.select1,this.form.select2), dosubmit(select2)" multiple size="7">
        <option>User A </option>
        <option>User B</option>
        <option>User C</option>
        <option>User D </option>
        <option>User E</option>
        <option>User F</option>

      </select> </td>
      <td><input type="button" value=" &gt; "
      onClick="copySelected(this.form.select1,this.form.select2), dosubmit(select2)"> <p><input
      type="button" value=" &lt; "
      onClick="copySelected(this.form.select2,this.form.select1), dosubmit(select2)"> </p>
      <p><input type="button" value="&gt;&gt;"
      onClick="if (document.images) copyAll(this.form.select1,this.form.select2)"> </p>
      <p><input type="button" value="&lt;&lt;"
      onClick="if (document.images) copyAll(this.form.select2,this.form.select1)"> </td>
      <td><select name="select2" onDblClick ="copySelected(this.form.select2,this.form.select1), dosubmit(select2)" multiple size="7">
      </select> </td>
    </tr>
  </table>
</form>
</body>
</html>
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Author Comment

by:avivak1
ID: 11952042
I have a weird senario. Maybe you can help?

The first time I choose the options and click submit - they get entered into a table - no problem.

If I go back to the page with the choices in the list box - with the list box populated with the data that was entered If I click submit - the Request.Form does not recognise the values that are in the list

Review:
I put in User A, User B and User F into the Access List - works
When I come back
User A, B, and F are in the Access List Box

When I click submit Request.Form("Select2") has no data inside. (Using ASP etc)
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Assisted Solution

by:dakyd
dakyd earned 25 total points
ID: 11953016
I think that's because your options have no values.  The script that sajuks gave you copies both text and values over to the Access List, but you don't give your options values so you copy over blank strings as values.  Try changing these lines:
<select name="select1" onDblClick ="copySelected(this.form.select1,this.form.select2), dosubmit(select2)" multiple size="7">
        <option>User A </option>
        <option>User B</option>
        <option>User C</option>
        <option>User D </option>
        <option>User E</option>
        <option>User F</option>
</select>

to the following:
<select name="select1" onDblClick ="copySelected(this.form.select1,this.form.select2), dosubmit(select2)" multiple size="7">
        <option value="A">User A </option>
        <option value="B">User B</option>
        <option value="C">User C</option>
        <option value="D">User D </option>
        <option value="E">User E</option>
        <option value="F">User F</option>
</select>

Hope that helps.
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Author Comment

by:avivak1
ID: 11953094
No that doesn't fix the issue. (but thanks!)

Also. There is no order so everything jumps all over the place depending on the different clicks
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Expert Comment

by:dakyd
ID: 11953985
Hm, it's hard to tell without the source, but I'm guessing that when you're populating Select2 from your table/db, you're not assigning values to the options.  A quick way to check would be to put A, B, and F into the Access List and submit.  Return to the page, and then View Source on your browser.  The options in Select2 should all have an attribute that says "value=SOMETHING" - if they don't, then either the ASP isn't populating the fields correctly, or the values aren't being stored into the table in the first place (maybe even both).  Let me know if that doesn't make sense, and I'll try to explain.  Hope that helps.
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Assisted Solution

by:mcouillard
mcouillard earned 25 total points
ID: 11965949
This is the one I always use:

http://www.mattkruse.com/javascript/selectbox/

The second from the top example seems the closest match.
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Author Comment

by:avivak1
ID: 11969212
Thanks for all your help

Webby's answer was closest and of course mcouillard it's nice to see other options
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