[2 days left] What’s wrong with your cloud strategy? Learn why multicloud solutions matter with Nimble Storage.Register Now

x
?
Solved

GetElementbyId or tag with VBScript in HTA

Posted on 2007-11-20
7
Medium Priority
?
5,444 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-19
I am trying to write my first hta to allow users access to ADUC.  Right now I am having trouble getting the value of a text box that will be used to search for users.  I have tried all of the following with no success:

document.formname.id.value
document.formname.id.innertext
formname.id.value
set theform = formname |||| theform.id.value

and a dozen other variations of the above and nothing has worked.

I guess this works pretty easy with javascript, but I don't know how to do the AD stuff in javascript.

And what happened to the VBScript zone??? or did I just miss it?
<script language="vbscript">  
strSearchUser = document.getElementsByName.item.findthisuser.value
msgbox (strSearchUser)
</script>
 
<form id=form1>
Type User's First Name Below:<br>
<input type=text name=findthisuser value="mark"><br>
<input type="button" onclick="findusers()" value="Find Users!"><br>
Now Select the User:
<select id="userSelect">
</select>
<br /><br />
 
</form>

Open in new window

0
Comment
Question by:SupportECI
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 4
  • 3
7 Comments
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:SupportECI
ID: 20320349
Just noticed the code I pasted shows that there is no id set on the textbox, that was just temporary as I was trying to get it by name.  I had the id set at "findthisuser" as well.

Also I realize this might be easier in javascript, but that is an issue as I do not know how to then get the text into my existing vbscript to get the users.  So if you know how to do that, I guess that would work (although keeping it in one language seems much easier).

thanks all!
0
 
LVL 23

Expert Comment

by:Ashish Patel
ID: 20320454
just try this
document.forms[0].findthisuser.value
0
 
LVL 23

Accepted Solution

by:
Ashish Patel earned 2000 total points
ID: 20320491
Okay here you go. script tag should be below as it fires before the object is loaded.
 
<form id=form1>
Type User's First Name Below:<br>
<input type=text name=findthisuser value="mark"><br>
<input type="button" onclick="findusers()" value="Find Users!"><br>
Now Select the User:
<select id="userSelect">
</select>
<br /><br />
 
</form>
<script language="vbscript">  
strSearchUser = document.form1.findthisuser.value
msgbox (strSearchUser)
</script>

Open in new window

0
Concerto's Cloud Advisory Services

Want to avoid the missteps to gaining all the benefits of the cloud? Learn more about the different assessment options from our Cloud Advisory team.

 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:SupportECI
ID: 20321145
Thanks asvforce,

I have the script called by a button to a sub routine, but your "out of order" comment got me to looking at my code and I had some of the html tags out of place  (that's what you get when you cut and paste code).  So once I fixed the head and body tags this line worked perfectly to get the value:

  strSearchUser = form1.findthisuser.value

Thanks again!
0
 
LVL 23

Expert Comment

by:Ashish Patel
ID: 20321184
Glad to know that its working for you now. Though always use
strSearchUser = document.form1.findthisuser.value
0
 
LVL 1

Author Closing Comment

by:SupportECI
ID: 31410134
gave an A since I didn't post full code and he pointed me in the right direction to fix the code that wasn't posted.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:SupportECI
ID: 20321474
Interestingly it doesn't work when I add document in front.
0

Featured Post

Concerto's Cloud Advisory Services

Want to avoid the missteps to gaining all the benefits of the cloud? Learn more about the different assessment options from our Cloud Advisory team.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In this article you will learn how to create a free basic website on Bitbucket, a git service provider. Polymer creates dynamic HTML components, which allow more flexibility than static HTML. This tutorial uses Ubuntu Linux but can also be done on W…
Without even knowing it, most of us are using web applications on a daily basis.  In fact, Gmail and Yahoo email, Twitter, Facebook, and eBay are used by most of us daily—and they are web applications. We generally confuse these web applications to…
The viewer will learn how to look for a specific file type in a local or remote server directory using PHP.
Learn how to create flexible layouts using relative units in CSS.  New relative units added in CSS3 include vw(viewports width), vh(viewports height), vmin(minimum of viewports height and width), and vmax (maximum of viewports height and width).
Suggested Courses

656 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question