Calling a Button on pressing Enter [Web]

Posted on 2006-11-29
Last Modified: 2013-12-18
A form in web with 2 fields, 2 buttons , for example fields are Name, Age and buttons are Save Name, Save Age

If I enter Name and press enter, the form says 'form processed'. When the document is again opened, and I enter the age.

I want 'Save Name' button to be called/pressed when name is entered. And when the doc is opened and age is entered, by pressing enter key, I want 'Save Age' button to be called.

whats the way to call a button (or generate its formulas) by pressing Enter key ?

Question by:ninteen83
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Author Comment

ID: 18043177
2nd para was incomplete.

" If I enter Name and press enter, the form says 'form processed'. When the document is again opened, and I enter the age, and press enter, it again says 'form processed'.  "
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Expert Comment

ID: 18043516
This is becasue you don't have any $$Return field for redirecting to any page.

Also, you can validate those 2 fields and use on Submit event to process the form.

Author Comment

ID: 18043559
I'm using @URLOpen in the buttons. My question was how can I prevent the form being saved and display form process by press Enter key, Pressing Enter should process the formulas in Save Name/Save Age buttons
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Expert Comment

ID: 18044059
In the onKeydown event of the form,
place below code:

return false;


Accepted Solution

Joep8020 earned 125 total points
ID: 18118813

Give the button an id (on the HTML tab of the button properties) e.g. buttonID, then use the script:

Author Comment

ID: 18120068
it worked. thanks

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