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Highlight text in textbox the same way the Firefox address bar on click

Posted on 2006-06-17
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any ideas?
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Question by:addicktz
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on the form load

textBox1.Click+=new EventHandler(textBox1_Click);

then write the event method

            private void textBox1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e) {
                  (sender as TextBox).SelectAll();
            }
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Javascript is the way to go... posting back to the server is unnessary and seems pretty ungainly to me.
Try:

<asp:textbox id="mytestbox" runat="sever" onfocus="this.select()"></asp:textbox>

This should be the exact functionality you're looking for.
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Betweem BlackTiger and myself, we have given both a Server-side and Client-side solution.  I propose split points.
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