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Change the visibility of an HTML textbox.

Posted on 2011-09-18
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I am able to hide a textbox by doing:
var tb1 = document.getElementById(id);
tb1.style.display = "none";

However, I am not able to make it visible by doing this:
tb1.style.display = "";

Please let me know what I could be missing. Thanks!
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Question by:dshrenik
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by:leakim971
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use : tb1.style.display = "block";
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by:dshrenik
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Still does not work. :(
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if your textbox is set with : Visible="false"

<asp:Textbox runat="server" id="Texbox1" Visible="false" Text="blabla" />

the textbox DON'T EXIST in the page so you can ask javascript to show it

use :

<asp:Textbox runat="server" id="Texbox1" style="display:none"  Text="blabla" />
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another possible problem :

<div style="display:none">
<asp:Textbox runat="server" id="Texbox1" Text="blabla" />
</div>

you CAN'T SHOW it here too because the div around it is hidden
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by:leakim971
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<< the textbox DON'T EXIST in the page so you CAN'T ask javascript to show it >>
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by:dshrenik
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I am actually creating an HTML textbox through JavaScript.
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by:dshrenik
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I think the textbox is inside  a <td>, and I have set:
<td style="display: none">

Phew!
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