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Hi Experts,

Is there away to put an input field in an alert box, or some type of message box, and then verify if information has been entered before continuing to the page that updates the db?

I have a menu option, text link, when selected I want an alert box to pop and asks for a date to be entered in the input field - then verify a valid date has been entered before continuing to the asp page that updates my SQL server db.

If this can't be done in JavaScript can it be done in asp?

Thanks!
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by:viola123
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hi,

unfortunately, alert box is a built-in function. it is impossible to add a text field in alert message box.

i am suggesting you implementing a text field and button in a <div> layer and then toggle the visibility of this <div.layer via your menu option.

cheers
viola
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by:one2goofy
ID: 12166165
Is there any other way to pop up a box?  If not an alert any other message box that allows input fields?
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by:Esopo
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You can always create your own pop-up windows (given the user doesn't have pop-up blocking ;)

http://www.htmlcodetutorial.com/linking/linking_famsupp_72.html
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by:viola123
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hi,

i don't think there is any way to append a text field in a message box.

however, another normal walk-around is to create a small centralized window, which is able to hold your textbox and button.

eg.
if (confirm("Proceed?")) {
           window.location = "newStatusPage.html";
           newWindow =   window.open("http://www.google.com", "newWindow", "height=400, width=400");      
           newWindow.focus();
}

good luck

viola
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pmsyyz earned 2000 total points
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Use prompt()

prompt(message, default) -- prompts the user with a question, message, and a text entry box where they can type an answer.  The default parameter is the initial value in the text entry box.  If the user presses the OK button, the text in the text entry box is returned by the function.  If the user chooses the Cancel button, the function returns the empty string.

var x=prompt('Question?','');
if (x) { ...whatever...}
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by:viola123
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pmsyyz,

good idea, but do you have any way to customize the promp box further? it yes, that would be great for one2goofy


viola
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by:pmsyyz
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No, you can't really customize it, the most you can do is add newlines (\n) to your message text.

For more format control I would use a text INPUT in a DIV with a higher z-index than the page and style it with CSS.
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