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Javascript Checkbox Toggle making me go grey...

Posted on 2011-09-06
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Hello,

I've been strugling with this now for hours, I just can't get it to work; what I have is -

A checkbox
A textfield

Rule should be -

When checkbox checked or checkbox.value = Y
Textfield Disabled

When checkbox NOT checked or checkbox.value NOT Y
Textfield Enabled

Should be able to toggle between the two by checking / unchecking...

My checkbox textfield combo pair are -

<tr>
        <td class="fixedleftwidth">Carriage Included (Y/N)</td>
        <td><input name="procrriageinc" type="checkbox" disabled="disabled" id="procrriageinc" onclick="Disable_Pro_Special_Carriage(this.checked)" value="Y"/></td>
      </tr>
      <tr class="alternativerowtr">
        <td class="fixedleftwidth">Carriage Rate (If Not Included)</td>
        <td><input name="procarriagerate" type="text" id="procarriagerate" value="0.00" /></td>
      </tr>

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My javascript contains over rules, ALL listed in bottom code segment, but the ones in particular affecting this are -

function Disable_Pro_Special_Carriage(status)
{
if(document.getElementById('procarriagerate').disabled  = 'true')
document.getElementById('procarriagerate').disabled  = 'false';
else
document.getElementById('procarriagerate').disabled  = 'true';
}

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Currently what happens is,

First time checkbox is checked, the textfield is disabled, subsequently nothing happens for each additional click....

HELP

TY
window.onload = function resettoggle() {
var e = document.getElementById('ULSpecialDescriptionTGI');
e.style.display = 'none';
var e = document.getElementById('ULSpecialDescriptionPro');
e.style.display = 'none';
var e = document.getElementById('Pro-Direct-Special-Header');
e.style.display = 'none';
var e = document.getElementById('TGI-Direct-Special-Header');
e.style.display = 'none';

var e = document.getElementById('TGI-Direct-Pricing-Wrapper');
e.style.display = 'none';
var e = document.getElementById('TGI-Direct-Carriage-Wrapper');
e.style.display = 'none';
var e = document.getElementById('PRO-Direct-Pricing-Wrapper');
e.style.display = 'none';
var e = document.getElementById('PRO-Direct-Carriage-Wrapper');
e.style.display = 'none';
}

function toggle_visibility(id) {
var e = document.getElementById(id);
if(e.style.display == 'none')
e.style.display = 'block';
else
e.style.display = 'none';
}

function Disable_Pro_Special_Carriage(status)
{
if(document.getElementById('procarriagerate').disabled  = 'true')
document.getElementById('procarriagerate').disabled  = 'false';
else
document.getElementById('procarriagerate').disabled  = 'true';
}
function Disable_TGI_Special_Carriage()
{
if(document.getElementById('tgicarriagerate').disabled  = 'true')
document.getElementById('tgicarriagerate').disabled  = 'false';
else
document.getElementById('tgicarriagerate').disabled  = 'true';
}

function enable_text(status)
{
status=!status; 
document.getElementById('normalproprice').disabled = status;
document.getElementById('specialpro').disabled = status;
document.getElementById('procrriageinc').disabled = status;
}

function enable_TGI_text(status)
{
status=!status; 
document.getElementById('normaltgiprice').disabled = status;
document.getElementById('specialtgi').disabled = status;
document.getElementById('tgicrriageinc').disabled = status;
}


function enable_TGI_Special_Offer(status)
{
status=!status; 
document.getElementById('displayspecialpricetgi').disabled = status;
document.getElementById('displayspecialdesctgi').disabled = status;

}

function enable_PRO_Special_Offer(status)
{
status=!status; 
document.getElementById('displayspecialpricepro').disabled = status;
document.getElementById('displayspecialdescpro').disabled = status;

}

function enable_TGI_Special_Price(status)
{
status=!status; 
document.getElementById('saletgiprice').disabled = status;
}

function enable_PRO_Special_Price(status)
{
status=!status; 
document.getElementById('saleproprice').disabled = status;
}

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Question by:garethtnash
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by:stalhw
ID: 36489213
display='block';
can't be used for everything try using this instead:
.display='';
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Expert Comment

by:stalhw
ID: 36489276
but that's not your problem...
I'm curious, since your checkbox is DISABLED, how do you expect people to check/uncheck it ?

I must say I was lazy and didn't go through all your JS code, but something as simple as the following should work:
<tr>
        <td class="fixedleftwidth">Carriage Included (Y/N)</td>
        <td><input name="procrriageinc" type="checkbox" id="procrriageinc" onclick="if (this.checked) { this.form.procarriagerate.disabled=falsel } else { this.form.procarriagerate.disabled=true; }" value="Y"/></td>
      </tr>
      <tr class="alternativerowtr">
        <td class="fixedleftwidth">Carriage Rate (If Not Included)</td>
        <td><input name="procarriagerate" type="text" id="procarriagerate" value="0.00" /></td>
      </tr> 

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But I don't undestand why you are saying if 'checked' OR if value='Y'
The value won't change when you check/uncheck so from your own logic, nothing whould happen when you check/uncheck since the value won't change...
Please explain...
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Author Comment

by:garethtnash
ID: 36489369
Thanks stalhw,

two questions, -

Can I include the later script in an external javascript page?

AND

'display='block';
can't be used for everything try using this instead:
.display='';' - Why?

Thank you
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Expert Comment

by:stalhw
ID: 36489444
You could but you would have to pass variables to it...

but looking back at your code:
function Disable_Pro_Special_Carriage(status)
{
if(document.getElementById('procarriagerate').disabled  = 'true')
document.getElementById('procarriagerate').disabled  = 'false';
else
document.getElementById('procarriagerate').disabled  = 'true';
}

Why are you passing a variable 'status' (checked true or not) but then you are not using it...
anyway the error in that code is:
  if(document.getElementById('procarriagerate').disabled  = 'true')
it should be ==
  if(document.getElementById('procarriagerate').disabled  == 'true')
or much simpler:
  if(document.getElementById('procarriagerate').disabled)


For the 'block' well it's from experience...
Some html elements don't support display='block' but if it's working for your application, forget what I said.... ( example: can't have a TR display:block, and I'm pretty sure there was others, but can't remember)
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Author Comment

by:garethtnash
ID: 36489462
umm...

Why are you passing a variable 'status' (checked true or not) but then you are not using it...

So how do I use it? or should I remove it?

thanks
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Expert Comment

by:stalhw
ID: 36489516
well it depends...
if your checkbox is 'DISABLED' the status will never change, so you actually don't need to pass this.checked to your function... but it's not a problem, so keep using your code, just replace the = with == in you IFs
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Author Comment

by:garethtnash
ID: 36489684
Hello,

I had that previously, it didn't work :(

Is it best to go with your first suggestion?

Thanks
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stalhw earned 500 total points
ID: 36490121
also I dont think you should put true and false between quotes...
try:

function Disable_Pro_Special_Carriage(status)
{
if (document.getElementById('procarriagerate').disabled)
document.getElementById('procarriagerate').disabled  = false;
else
document.getElementById('procarriagerate').disabled  = true;
}

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Author Closing Comment

by:garethtnash
ID: 36501580
Sorry about the delayed response, that has worked beautifully, thank you
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