prevent enter key from submitting form

Posted on 2014-01-29
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();

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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);}" />

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leakim971 earned 500 total points
ID: 39818674
Without the following code :
With the following code :
$(document).ready(function() {
    $(":text").each(function() {
        $(this).data("keypress", $(this).attr("onkeypress"));
   $(document).keypress(function(e) {
	if(e.keyCode == 13) {
        else if($("keypress")) {
            var toRun = new Function($("keypress"));

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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

Author Comment

ID: 39818787
Perfect, leakim971. Thanks!!!

Author Comment

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?

Author Comment

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

var CheckForFormSubmit = function() {


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