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Posted on 2007-11-16
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Quite simple question for a javascript expert I'm sure; I want to be able to show an extra input field with his label if the user check a checkbox

<input type="checkbox" name="slabed[]" value="1"> <b>Slabed</b> <span><b>By</b><select name="slabedby[]">
                                                                                                                                     <option value="PCGS">PCGS</option></span>
                                                                                                                                     <option value="ICCS">ICCS</option>
                                                                                                                                            </select>

some details: Dynamic form
                      within a PHP script
                      could have more than one field hence the bracket [] for making array of the form submission.
                      Has to work in all major Browsers
                     
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Question by:gamebits
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by:nizsmo
ID: 20302735
hi gamebits

what do you mean by an "extra input field"? textbox?
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by:gamebits
ID: 20302763
Sorry I didn't mean an input field I meant a dropdown.

Basically

There is a checkbox and when the user check that box a dropdown appear for the user to select what company did the grading and slabed the coin.
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by:nizsmo
ID: 20302778
ok cool and the dropdown which you are talking about has already been loaded into the page? or do you require an ajax call to build the select-option dropdown dynamically when the user checks the checkbox?
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by:gamebits
ID: 20302787
I was thinking of building the option list via a mysql query, just loaded and hidden in the page on page load not thru an AJAX call.

Or it could be just hardcoded on the page.
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by:nizsmo
ID: 20302816
ok, are you looking for something like this?

Hope i haven't misunderstood your question.

<script type="text/javascript" language="javascript">
function checkField()
{
	if(document.getElementById('cbox').checked == true)
	{
		document.getElementById('selection_box').style.display='';
	}
	else
	{
		document.getElementById('selection_box').style.display='none';
	}
	
}
</script>
 
 
<input type="checkbox" id="cbox" name="slabed[]" value="1" onchange="checkField();"> 
<span id="selection_box" style="display:none;"><b>Slabed</b> <b>By</b>
<select name="slabedby[]">
<option value="PCGS">PCGS</option>
<option value="ICCS">ICCS</option>
</select></span>

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Zvonko earned 1000 total points
ID: 20302838
My proposal has no hardcoded field names:


 
<span>
<input type="checkbox" name="slabed[]" value="1" onClick="checkBox(this)" > <b>Slabed</b> 
<span style="display:none;"><b>By</b>
<select name="slabedby[]">
<option value="PCGS">PCGS</option>
<option value="ICCS">ICCS</option>
</span>
</span>                                                                                                                                            </select>
<script>
function checkBox(theBox){
  var theSpan = theBox.parentNode;
  theSpan = theSpan.getElementsByTagName("span")[0];
  theSpan.style.display=(theBox.checked)?"inline":"none";
}
</script>

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by:gamebits
ID: 20302883
@nizsmo

There is a problem with your code, when I check the box I have to click somewhere else on the page to get the hidden span to show, same thing to hide it.

@Zvonko

Your code work but I want to give a chance to nizsmo to fix his code since he was the first to answer the question.

I will award the points accordingly.

 
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by:nizsmo
nizsmo earned 1000 total points
ID: 20302887
stupid ie, tested and works on firefox and safari, but not in ie.
a simple change though will let it work perfectly in ie also.
<script type="text/javascript" language="javascript">
function checkField()
{
	if(document.getElementById('cbox').checked == true)
	{
		document.getElementById('selection_box').style.display='';
	}
	else
	{
		document.getElementById('selection_box').style.display='none';
	}
	
}
</script>
 
<input type="checkbox" id="cbox" name="slabed[]" value="1" onclick="checkField();"> 
<span id="selection_box" style="display:none;"><b>Slabed</b> <b>By</b>
<select name="slabedby[]">
<option value="PCGS">PCGS</option>
<option value="ICCS">ICCS</option>
</select></span>

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by:nizsmo
ID: 20302890
this was due to ie recognizing the onchange event differently to firefox and safari, but using the onclick everything should work and in all browsers (well, at least ie, firefox and safari)
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by:gamebits
ID: 20302905
Thanks both of you either code works great.
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by:Zvonko
ID: 20302909
Split points is always the better choice ;-)
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by:nizsmo
ID: 20302913
no problems glad i could help!
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