Solved

prevent enter key from submitting form

Posted on 2014-01-29
4
609 Views
Last Modified: 2014-01-29
I'm trying to prevent default actions from occurring when the Enter key is pressed. I'm working in someone else's .NET form. I've found a couple of jquery options intended to defeat the Enter key form submission, but neither is working for me. Here's what I've tried:

$("input").keypress(function (evt) {
var charCode = evt.charCode || evt.keyCode;
if (charCode  == 13) { 
return false;
}
});

 
  $(document).ready(function() {
		$(document).keypress(function(e) {
			if(e.keyCode == 13) e.preventDefault();
		})
  });

Open in new window

Here you can see what I'm trying to defeat:

<input name="ctl00$ctl00$cntrlID_11078" type="text" value="" id="ctl00_ctl00_cntrlID_11078" onkeypress="if(typeof(CheckForFormSubmit)==&#39;function&#39;){ return CheckForFormSubmit(event);}" />

Open in new window


Who can help?
0
Comment
Question by:GessWurker
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
4 Comments
 
LVL 82

Accepted Solution

by:
leakim971 earned 500 total points
ID: 39818674
Without the following code : http://jsfiddle.net/TkbXK/
With the following code : http://jsfiddle.net/TkbXK/1/
 
$(document).ready(function() {
    $(":text").each(function() {
        $(this).data("keypress", $(this).attr("onkeypress"));
        $(this).removeAttr("onkeypress");
    });
   $(document).keypress(function(e) {
	if(e.keyCode == 13) {
            e.preventDefault();
        }
        else if($(e.target).data("keypress")) {
            var toRun = new Function($(e.target).data("keypress"));
            toRun();
        }
   });
});

Open in new window


Because the inline onkeypress will ALWAYS run first :(, we remove it, save it, break it, smash it, concatenate it to run it only if it's not the ENTER key pressed
0
 

Author Comment

by:GessWurker
ID: 39818787
Perfect, leakim971. Thanks!!!
0
 

Author Comment

by:GessWurker
ID: 39818840
Oops. I found an issue. In a form that also contains textareas, we can't enter line-breaks. Can the code be modified so that it allows the Enter key to work in a textarea?
0
 

Author Comment

by:GessWurker
ID: 39818871
Strike that. I see that this does exactly what I need:

var CheckForFormSubmit = function() {
     javascript:void(0);
}

Thanks!
0

Featured Post

Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article demonstrates how to create a simple responsive confirmation dialog with Ok and Cancel buttons using HTML, CSS, jQuery and Promises
Originally, this post was published on Monitis Blog, you can check it here . In business circles, we sometimes hear that today is the “age of the customer.” And so it is. Thanks to the enormous advances over the past few years in consumer techno…
The viewer will learn how to dynamically set the form action using jQuery.
The viewer will learn the basics of jQuery, including how to invoke it on a web page. Reference your jQuery libraries: (CODE) Include your new external js/jQuery file: (CODE) Write your first lines of code to setup your site for jQuery.: (CODE)
Suggested Courses

627 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question