How to capture enter event in

Posted on 2011-09-07
Last Modified: 2012-05-12

I want to capture the enter event in a multiline text box in 3.5 and want to store that data in SQL databasse,So that when i fetch that data in future it would be shown un the same format with proper spacing
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by:Easwaran Paramasivam
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<asp:TextBox ID="User_IDTextbox" Rows="3" Columns="50" TextMode="MultiLine" onkeypress="checkEnter(event)" runat="server"></asp:TextBox>

and ur JS function will be

function checkEnter(event)
     if (!event) event = window.event;
     key = event.keyCode ? event.keyCode : event.which;    

     if (key == 13)  //13 is keycode for enter key
       //do stuff here.


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Can u pls explain me what does this code do??

This part

 if (!event) event = window.event;
     key = event.keyCode ? event.keyCode : event.which;  

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ID: 36494845
How would i store the data in this Multiline text box with proper sppacing and retrieve it from there in the same format.??
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Easwaran Paramasivam earned 500 total points
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window.event contains which key is pressed. In IE event.keyCode contains the value (While pressing enter the value will be 13). But in browsers such as firefox event.which will contain the value. This code to work with all browsers.
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That javascript listens for the enter key which is only part of the solution. Inside the javascript that easwaranp provided, put code that adds "\r\n" to the textbox. This will give the newline in place of the enter.

If you just wanted the newline to write in the textbox from the codebehind you could use Environment.NewLine
txtTest.Text = "First Line " & Environment.NewLine & "Second Line"

txtTest.Text = "First Line " + Environment.NewLine + "Second Line";

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