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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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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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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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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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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[Code]...

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Jul 20, 2005

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

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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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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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Jun 23, 2005

I'm creating a text editor in the browser.

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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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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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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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Jul 13, 2010

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Jul 23, 2005

Is there a way to read a position of the cursor in the textarea window form?
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addition to the content of the window but can you put anything to the middle
of the text?

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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
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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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Using a similar concept, I have another application that uses a
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