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Posted on 2009-07-07
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I am still using asp.net 1.1 so I know this is easier in 2.0 when my company gets there someday.
But what I have is a textbox that is shown when a panel called pnlSearch is called visible it show a textbox called txtSearch.  In here I put the letters Enter SSN.  What I need to do is highlight, focus and remove those letter as soon as they start typing in there.
Easiet way to do this possible, I am not a big javascript guru.  I am using Vb.net
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by:shahprabal
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Also if you see the comments you will need to add the classes to your solution as the solution file wont open with vs2003.
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by:Tapan Pattanaik
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hi kdeutsch,

                Check these useful link. Hope these are helpful.

Text box OnClick event to remove default data:

http://www.plus2net.com/javascript_tutorial/text-onclick.php


Javascript - Delete a field of a form when clicking (focus):

http://en.kioskea.net/faq/sujet-1824-javascript-delete-a-field-of-a-form-when-clicking-focus

Clearing Default Text:

http://www.yourhtmlsource.com/forms/clearingdefaulttext.html

Thanks
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by:kdeutsch
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Hi,
The way he is using this will not work for me, it looks to be a 2.0 oriented solution.
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by:prairiedog
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>>>I am not a big javascript guru.  I am using Vb.net
Does it mean JavaScript is not an option for you?

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by:kdeutsch
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Hi,
I would use if easy to understand, really ahve not gotten into a lot of javascript, but run into a lot of examples that do not work with 1.1 but with 2.0 and I don't know how to change them because of lack of knowledge.  Something I need to get working on.  So if its easy yes.
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by:prairiedog
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Can you post the code when you make pnlSearch and txtSearch visible?
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Private Sub myDataGrid_ItemCommand(ByVal source As Object, ByVal e As System.Web.UI.WebControls.DataGridCommandEventArgs) Handles myDataGrid.ItemCommand
        Dim PositionID As String = e.Item.Cells(0).Text
        Dim Para As String = e.Item.Cells(1).Text
        Dim Line As String = e.Item.Cells(2).Text
        Dim PositionNum As String = e.Item.Cells(3).Text

        If (e.CommandName = "Fill") Then
            pnlStart.Visible = False
            pnlSearch.Visible = True
            BuildDDSSN()
            lblHiddenId.Text = PositionID
            lblPara.Text = Para
            lblLine.Text = Line
            lblPosition.Text = PositionNum

        End If
    End Sub
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I figured it out using the Attriburtes feature of Vb.net

  txtSearch.Attributes("Onfocus") = "if(this.value == 'Enter SSN'){this.value = ''}"
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