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ASP.Net MVC 4 C# -- textbox blank after click

Posted on 2013-06-11
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How can I get the below "Desired Steps" working in ASP.Net MVC 4 C# ?
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Current Steps
 1. edit POdetailController.cs
      ** change below Edit method
           podetail.ApprovedDate = DateTime.Now;
           return View(podetail);
 2. user logs into APP, clicks Edit
 3. APPROVED textbox automatically displays today's date
 4. user manually removes date if they do NOT approve
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Desired Steps
 1. user logs into APP, clicks Edit
 2. APPROVED textbox automatically displays BLANK
 3. user clicks inside APPROVED textbox
 4. today's date appears
 5. user clicks inside APPROVED textbox again
 6. today's date gets removed
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Question by:finance_teacher
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Craig Wagner earned 500 total points
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Seems like it would make the most sense to handle this client-side.

<input id="approved" type="text" onclick="toggle()" />

<script>
    function toggle() {
        var box = document.getElementById("approved");

        if (box.value === "") {
            box.value = new Date();
        }
        else {
            box.value = "";
        }
    }
</script>

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by:finance_teacher
ID: 39276009
Below works, but allows users to enter their own text next to the automatic date text.

This is a box they click into when they are done approving an item, I don't want to allow users to type additional text.

How can I setup so users CANNOT enter their own text, they can only save the SYSTEM generated TEXT that happens after they click ?

Other option would be to change from a textbox to an "Approved" checkbox and then write logged in user/today'sDate to database.
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            @Html.TextBoxFor(model => model.LastModifiedBy, new { @onclick = "toggle()" })
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    <script>
        function toggle() {
            var box = document.getElementById("LastModifiedBy");

            if (box.value === "") {
                box.value = new Date();
            }
            else {
                box.value = "";
            }
        }
</script>
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by:Craig Wagner
ID: 39276139
Have you tried disabling the textbox? I'm not sure if that would kill the response to the click event but it's worth a try.
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