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Scroll to end of text in a text box on a page reload/text box focus

Posted on 2004-10-08
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So I have a text box which gets focus on a page reload.  Netscape puts the cursor at the end of the line, but IE puts me at the beginning.

DOES ANYONE KNOW how to move the cursor to the end of text in a text box?

<form name=myform>
<input type=text name=thattextbox value="somethingelse">
</form>
<script>
document.forms['myform'].thattextbox.focus();
//thattextbox.scrollTo(End);???????  Would this work????
</script>

Thanks,
Mike
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document.forms[ 'myform' ].thattextbox.value += " ";

that should scroll to the end
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<BODY onload="document.the_form.the_text.focus();document.the_form.the_text.value+=''">
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or, to be completely anal:

<body onload="document.forms['the_form'].elements['the_field'].focus(); document.forms['the_form'].elements['the_field'].value += '';">
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by:oreomike
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thanks all

the first answer is what I was looking for
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