Change Cursor Position In Textarea?

Jan 22, 2003

Does anyone know how to change the position of the caret (cursor) in a Textarea, using Javascript?

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Set The Cursor Position In A TEXTAREA?

Jan 21, 2006

How do I set the cursor position in a TEXTAREA? I need a function that is supported by most browsers (like IE, Firefox, and Safari).

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Add Text To Cursor Position In A Textarea?

Sep 18, 2009

Sup yo, I need to add text in a <textarea>, but i can only append text at the end.

Is there any way to add text to where the cursor is currently at?[code]...

And below i has sum buttonz that uses that function.

So, again, how can I add text to where the I-beam is currently, instead of at the end?

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Retrieving Cursor Position In Textarea

Oct 8, 2009

I am currently working on a small script that allows people to insert BB-codes to edit their text. They are able to click a button (for example underline) and then the bb-code will appear at the end of the textfield-value.How can i retrieve the current position of the cursor within the textarea and then parse the bb-code within?

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Position Cursor In A Textarea On A Line Number?

Mar 27, 2009

I want to write a function that will let me position my cursor in a textarea on a line number. I would need to use on a textarea component to do this.

I'd like to popup a dialog in JS so I can ask the user what line number and then have the cursor go to that line - is this even possible?

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Finding The Position Of The Cursor In A Text Box & Rich Formated <textarea>

Feb 16, 2006

Question 1
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I am writing an advanced BBCode system for my forums and I would like
to be able to find where the cursor was positioned last in the text so
I could insert the BBCode there.

Question 2
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Again I am writing an advanced BBCode system for my forums and I would
like to make is so that when someone puts in a [b] tag it goes bold, so
kind of a WYSIWYG editor and also for other things like [img] tags and
[url] tags. So could someone tell me how to do that. I would preferably
like it to still use the textarea tag, or at least a form component so
my existing code works.

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Change Flashing Textarea Cursor

Sep 8, 2010

How do you guys change the flashing cursor when text area is focused ?

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JQuery :: Validate An Input Text Before Submit Or Change The Cursor Position?

Nov 22, 2010

using jQuery, how to validate an input text before submitting or placing the cursor in another field? I've tried this below but it doesn't work.

[Code]...

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Cursor In Textarea

Jul 20, 2005

Is there posibility to (and how to do this):

a) add a string in the current cursor position?

b) add string before and after selection in textarea e.g. selection

c) if I put with value+='' how to move cursor to position after ] and before [

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Position Cursor At The End In Textareas

May 14, 2007

I am loading a page with textareas containing text. By the default, the cursor goes at the beginning of the text.

I would like to position the cursor at the end of the text instead.

Does anyone have a quick script to handle this?

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Detecting The Cursor Position

Feb 6, 2008

I have created a nice blog form for my users and I would like them to be able to use some aspects of HTML code that I have styled and they can utilise. The way I have this set up at the moment is, much like th reply boxes here, they can click on a button and the code (such as ) is automatically added to the textarea. The problem I have at the moment is that the cursor goes to the end of the content written so far and places whatever they have clicked at the end. I would like to be able to detect the cursor position and then they can add the various tags where they want them.

Also, is there a way I can get the cursor to automatically sit between the opening and closing tags that are generated (as can be seen here)??

function writeCodeTag(code) {
var cache = document.getElementById('f').article.value;
this.code = code;
document.getElementById('f').article.value = cache + code;
document.getElementById('f').article.focus();
}

This function adds the various code tags to the textarea... I have the same sort of thing for smilies.

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Position Of Cursor In DesignMode?

Jun 23, 2005

I'm creating a text editor in the browser.

If the user presses enter and their cursor is in the middle of a <p>, i want to insert a <br> tag. If their cursor is at the end of the <p> tag's innerHTML, then i want to insert a new <p> tag.

I can insert both tags as I need, but I can't find a way to get the position of the cursor relative to its containing tag (just assuming there's no other markup in the <p>'s innerHTML, so that selection.parentElement() will return the <p> tag).

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Cursor Position In Firefox...

Jan 4, 2006

This is working in IE, but can I get some help with firefox?

var IE = document.all?true:false;

// Temporary variables to hold mouse x-y pos.s
var tempX = 0;
var tempY = 0;

var windowPos = dd.elements["popupWindow"];

// Main function to retrieve mouse x-y pos.s
if (IE) { // grab the x-y pos.s if browser is IE
tempX = event.clientX + document.body.scrollLeft + 20;
tempY = event.clientY + document.body.scrollTop - 32;
windowPos.moveTo(tempX, tempY);
}else{
//
}

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Oct 9, 2009

I am facing a weird problems which is i am fail to get cursor position at DIV at IE8 but work at IE7 or IE6.

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Oct 21, 2010

How to add a function that will add some text in textarea, when someone clicks on button, where the cursor is?(Like here, on daniweb textareas!)eg. There is bold button! The user clicks on it, and the text "[BOLD][/BOLD]" writes where curser/caret is. Cursor/caret (|) is focused between these two elements "[BOLD]cursor/caret (|)[/BOLD]"

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Cursor Position In Text Box

Mar 4, 2003

I need to control the cursor position in a textbox to do this, does anyone know how to place the cursor in the textbox at a particular position

The functionality I am looking for...
Excel provides data entry help based on previous entries i.e. if in a previous cell in a column I entered "Jim Bob" then the next cell I type a "J" Excel provides help by showing "Jim Bob" in a way that allows me to pick it or keep typing. This is the kind of functionality I am trying to get using JS.

In the code below I create an array of previous entries by the user over the last 45 days this all comes from a DB but that's not important here. When the user enters a key in the textbox I can pop the text box with a matching value from the array, only up to the chars entered.

The Problem or Question:
Is there a way to place the curser back into the last position and highlight the remaining part of the match from the array?

This is really hard to explain but if you ever used Excel you may have an idea of what I am trying to do. Code:

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Cursor At Begining Of Textarea On Tab

Jul 13, 2010

The script sets the cursor position in the textarea at the begining of text. The textarea is already filled with text and I need to edit it, so I can start editing from the top. The scripts work fine.<textarea rows=15 cols=100 name='POST' onfocus='setSelRange(document. multiupdate.POST, 0, 0)' />The problem is that I have multiple textareas with names like POST[$i] in the same form. Multiple textarea being submitted to PHP script as an array. So now when I call the function in different textboxes, it doesn't work.

How to overcome these textarea names with square brackets [] in it?I am a complete newbie when it comes to javascript and have taken this function from another site.

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Jul 23, 2005

Is there a way to read a position of the cursor in the textarea window form?
In the place showed by the cursor there should be placed any text or html
tags? (when clicking on a button). I know that it's possible to write in
addition to the content of the window but can you put anything to the middle
of the text?

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Aug 11, 2005

In a HMTL Span element I have a mouseover event which calls a
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Mar 7, 2007

I have a problem with currency formatter function I made. On onkeyup's
method of a textfield I add function below:

<snip>
function formatCurrency(elm) {
var str=elm.value;
var re = /(-?d+)(d{3})(,d*)?/
var re1 = /./g

str = str.replace(re1,'')
arr = str.split(',')
str = arr[0]

while (re.test(str))
str = str.replace(re, '$1.$2$3')

str += (arr.length 1) ? (',' + arr[1]) : ''

elm.value = str
}
</snip>

It works as I expected, except that after the function finished its
execution the cursor moves to the end of the textfield. So if I want
to insert two or more characters, the rest of it goes to the end of
textfield.

How I determine the position of the cursor in the textfield before
executing the regex?

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Feb 18, 2009

I'm using contentEditable divs. I want to have a button a person can press, a modal window appears, some text from the modal window is selected, then it is to be inserted into the contentEditable div in the location the cursor was at before pressing the button. So how can I save that spot so I can insert there?

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Mar 7, 2009

how can i fix this to work correctly in ie7 (and preferably ie6)this is what's supposed to happen: in a text field, as a uk postcode is typed in, once the user has typed in enough to know where the space in the postcode should be it's being placed in there for them automatically.

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Sep 9, 2009

In IE it is a simple matter of: range.text += text; but I am having great difficulty figuring it out for FF.I have looked online for hours but the only solutions that I can find are to do with inserting text into textareas which supply you with nice 'selectionStart', 'selectionEnd' properties. Using a textarea would be useless for my purposes and a div element does not have such properties. An implementation in this case I am thinking would rely solely on the range object for the necesary selection / cursor position information, but I cannot figure out how to do this using the FF/W3C Range object.What I'm basically doing is trying to enable the user to paste unformatted (plain) text into a contenteditable zone for a WYSIWYG editor. I have got it working in IE, but FF is a whole other kettle of fish for this particular issue.

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Mar 16, 2006

I've got a text area called Notes in a form called frmMain.

And I've got a JavaScript function.

Within the JavaScript function what code can I use to move the cursor to the text area field and specifically within that field I'd like the cursor to be exactly 10 characters into the field?

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Nov 12, 2001

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The need is in a content management system, I want to be able to insert the code for an image, from a drop down menu listing the images, into the textbox containing that areas content.

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