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setting up an application page-how do you restrict the enter key to be used similar to the tab key?

Posted on 2005-04-19
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Last Modified: 2010-04-25
I was wondering how you would set this up, say if you had a ton of forms and you don't want people to be able to send the forms by simply pressing enter(by mistake thinking it will take them to the next form)-is this a viable question?- i'm not sure design wise if there is an elegant solution to this? what is your recomendation?
Question by:toddkeller
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trailblazzyr55 earned 500 total points
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Can be solved with a little javascript, this will disable the enter key... and force user to click submit

<title>The Title Of Your Page Goes Here!</title>
<script language="javascript" type="text/javascript">
function checkCR(evt) {
var evt = (evt) ? evt : ((event) ? event : null);
var node = (evt.target) ? evt.target : ((evt.srcElement) ? evt.srcElement : null);
if ((evt.keyCode == 13) && (node.type=="text")) {return false;}
document.onkeypress = checkCR;

<p><center><form action="" method="post">
Email Address<br><input type="text" name="field1" size="40" /><br>
Subject Matter<br><input type="text" name="field2" size="40" /><br>
Enter Your Comments<br><textarea cols="40" rows="5" name="field3" wrap="physical"></textarea><br>
<input type="submit" value="Send it!"><input type="reset" value="Clear it!">


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Expert Comment

ID: 13826169
Just a note, the javascript requires that there as at least one form type of text meaning you have to have one of these...

<input type="text" name="yourFieldName" ... >

hope that helps,

Author Comment

ID: 13829721
That's awesome!, thanks a lot-i've got another question for you i'll post tonight that would be super helpful to me as well, thanks again,
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Expert Comment

ID: 13830119
Sure, not a problem! I'd be happy to answer any questions you have :o)

Best Regards,
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ID: 13830120
Thanks for the points :o)

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