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Last Modified: 2016-04-14
I have an app that was built in an earlier version of ASP.NET 1.1. I have upgraded most of the app to 4.0 (HTML5) and I am trying to set focus to a textbox when a form loads but ever since I have upgraded to IE 11 this is not working. The previous developer has a script on the server side to set the focus to the txtName textbox and injects it before the page renders. FYI, I  added a ScriptManager because I added an AJAX control so if that comes into play please let me know

Here is the call to the function in the markup in the body tag.
	<body bgColor="#ffffff" background="./images/testbg.gif" style="margin-top:0" MS_POSITIONING="GridLayout" [b]onload="sf()"[/b]>

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Then in the code behind this is what is running but like I said, in IE 11 this does not work(all other versions and browsers seem to be working fine).
'insert missing tags in the default markup
    Private Function FixMarkup(ByVal gridMarkup As String) As String
        'local variables
        Dim StrScript As String
       [b] If rbtnNameSearch.Checked = True Then
            StrScript = "function sf()" _
            & " { " _
            & " document.Form1.txtName.focus(); " _
            & " }"
            StrScript = "function sf()" _
            & " { " _
[u]            & " document.Form1.txtFileNumber.focus(); " _[/u]
            & " } " _
            & "function validateRange(source,Args){" _
            & "if (Args.Value > 999 && Args.Value < 999999)" _
            & "  Args.IsValid = true;" _
            & "else" _
            & "  Args.IsValid = false;" _
            & " return;" _
            & "}"[/b]
        End If
        'find the 1st occurrence of <head> and insert <link href="MainCss.css" type="text/css" rel="stylesheet">
        Dim insertpoint As Integer
        insertpoint = gridMarkup.IndexOf("language=""javascript"">") + ("language=""javascript"">").Length
        gridMarkup = gridMarkup.Insert(insertpoint, StrScript)

        Return gridMarkup
    End Function

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The underlined piece of code above is what Im trying to get to work. I have tried numerous different types of code snippets but nothing has worked. I actually got it to work momentarily using the .ready function in jquery but have since lost the code and cant get it to work again. I have also tried to add a newer version of a jquery file(jquery-1.12.1.min.js) to see if that would help but it hasnt. I have tried multiple functions like these

1. in place of the underlined code above
 ' // Reference the textbox
    var txt = document.getElementById("<%=txtName.ClientID%>");  'also tried txtName without ClientID

'    // If the textbox was found, call its focus function
     if (txt != null)

2. Also Tried all of these in the markup in the <Head> tag
<script src="Scripts/jquery-1.12.1.min.js"></script>    
        <script type="text/javascript">
            $(function () {
                $("#txtName").focus(function () {
                    alert("hello world");

         <script type="text/javascript" >
             $(document).ready(function () {

        <script type="text/javascript" language="javascript">
            function TestFocus() {
                // Reference the textbox
                var txt = document.getElementById("<%=txtName.ClientID%>");

                // If the textbox was found, call its focus function
                if (txt != null)
                    alert("Nothing here");

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I am curious if maybe I could do this in the CSS instead? Anything that will get this to work I am willing to try. Just a thought...

I must tell you that I am not a javascript/jqeury guy(but I am learning) so its kinda foreign to me so if I am missing something simple dont be surprised. I have been on this for a few days now and need to move on so please help me out. It would be greatly appreciated.

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