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Posted on 2004-10-18
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Hi dearest expert

Currently i have a col and row which is dynamic. each col will have the delete button.
I want user to use enter key instead of tab button.
When user hit on delete button, my row will been deleted. so i want to let user skip the delete button column and directly jump to another row. how can i do that?
Below is my code . my checking on delete button seem not working.

function handleEnter (field, event) {
   var col = <%=iNoCols%>
   var keyCode = event.keyCode ? event.keyCode : event.which ? event.which : event.charCode;      
            if (keyCode == 13) {
                  var i;
                  for (i = 0; i < field.form.elements.length; i++)
                        if (field == field.form.elements[i])
                              break;
                  
                  i = i + 1;
                  if ((i) % col == 0)
                  {
                        i = i + 1;
                        alert(field.form.elements[i].name);
                        if(field.form.elements[i].name=="Delete")
                        {
                        i = i+1;
                        }
                  }
      
                  field.form.elements[i].focus();
                  return false;
            }
            else
            return true;
      }      
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Question by:babygirls
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by:arantius
ID: 12347247
Does it have to be the enter key?  If not, you can use tabindex to control which form element comes next when the tab key is pressed, to skip the delete buttons:
http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/interact/forms.html#adef-tabindex

If it has to be enter, you'll need to assign a javascript function to onkeyup of each input box (and not the delete buttons), if the key is enter (# 13) you'll need to set focus appropriately and return false, to keep the form from submitting.
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by:babygirls
ID: 12398688
Hi arantius,

Thanks for comment
Yah, have to use enter key :(


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steve_bagnall earned 800 total points
ID: 12445523
Hi,

This checks the next element for a name of "Delete", and if it finds it focuses on the element after that.  Although this will only go to the next row based on the layout of your page.  Let me know if it doesn't work for you and give me an example of the HTML on the rest of your page.

Cheers,
Steve

function handleEnter (field, event) {

//         var col = <%=iNoCols%>

         var keyCode = event.keyCode ? event.keyCode : event.which ? event.which : event.charCode;

         if (keyCode == 13) {
               var i;
               for (i = 0; i < field.form.elements.length; i++) {
                     if (field == field.form.elements[i])
                   break;
        }

            i = i + 1;


            if(field.form.elements[i].name=="Delete") {
                  i = i + 1;
            }

            /*
            if ((i) % col == 0) {
                  i = i + 1;
                  alert(field.form.elements[i].name);

                  if(field.form.elements[i].name=="Delete") {
                  i = i + 1;
            }
            }
            */

            field.form.elements[i].focus();
            return false;
      } else {

            return true;
      }
}
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by:babygirls
ID: 12562746
Thanks Steve,
Its working..
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