How to set the focus to a field in a web form from another Web form

Hi Everyone,

I am new to web forms.  I have created a web form that contains Event Buttons.  When I select the Person of Interest Event Button, I am re-directed to the Person of Interest data entry web form with this coding:  Response.Redirect("./IssueAdmin.aspx").  I need for the cursor to be flashing inside the PK_DriverLicenseID_vch field in the Person of Interest Web data entry form automatically.

How can I tell the computer to set the focus to the PK_DriverLicenseID_vch field in this web form without the user selecting the field?

jjc9809
jjc9809Asked:
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NerdsOfTechTechnology ScientistCommented:
You could use any supported client-side language such as javascript to focus on the field. Here I will show  the example in Javascript.

Javascript:
<script language="javascript">
function focusMain(){
 var txtMain = document.getElementById('PK_DriverLicenseID_vch');
 txtMain.focus();
}
</script>

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HTML:
<body onload="focusMain();">

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<input type="text" name="PK_DriverLicenseID_vch" id="PK_DriverLicenseID_vch">

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PaulHewsCommented:
You can use javascript, calling .focus() on the element in a script that is run when the document is loaded...  This is pretty trivial in jquery if you are using that library.


You can also do it from server side by calling a Focus method or setting the defaultfocus for the form:

How to: Set Focus on ASP.NET Web Server Controls
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms178232.aspx
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