Set The Focus On A Form Field Without Using Focus()?
Apr 10, 2011
Is there a way to set the focus on a form field without using focus()? I use ajax to build the form and if I try to set the focus using focus() an error is generate because of the form hasn't been built by ajax. So, it would be nice if I could set the focus() as I built the form.
I've got this hidden div that pops up using jQuery when the login menu item is clicked. <div class="entry-wrapper" id="reg-login" style="display:none;"> <div class="t"></div> <div id="loginFormHolder" class="c"> <div class="close"> <a href="index.php" class="spotlight-close"> </a> </div> <!-- close --> <div class="login"> <div> <!-- blank --> ..... What I'm trying to do is setting the input focus on the user_session_username text input and the code is not working. The div pops up but the focus is never put into the user_session_username edit field.
I have managed to create a very basic form validation script that I can retrospectively add into current forms with the least effort.
As far as the validation goes I am sure that the script is not pretty, but it does work. However, I have failed to manage to get it to return the focus to the first field that errors.
My abortive attempts are not included in the attached script because I have tried and failed with many different attempts that I have confused myself. I would appreciate any advice that could point me in the right direction to place the focus in the first error field found. Code:
I'm developing am income tax calculator, and everything is going swell. Currently the user can type in their adjusted gross income (AGI), hit submit, and learn the amount of income tax they would pay, their tax rate, and their income after tax.
I've played around with the events to get the submit button to work in FF, IE, Chrome and Safari -- and I've gotten the enter button to work before with some stock code, but here's the catch: when the user presses enter, i want the focus to leave the input box. I don't care where it goes (submit button, I suppose?) but i need it to leave the input field so the onfocus="clearText(this);" event can fire when they return to type in a new income.
I have a form which open in a jQuery Fancybox Window. The fancybox window opens automatically when the page loads. When it loads, I would like it to set focus on the username field in the form in the Fancybox window. I have found that this must be done when fancybox is envoked, thus I have tried the below code which does not work :
The default behaviour of focus() method is displaying the cursor at start of the char(In FF focusOffset is 0(zero) and anchorOffset is 0(zero)). I need to display the focus at end of char after calling focus() method.
I have a script that runs when the page is loaded to set focus to a field. If I have an alert immediately before I call focus() on the field everything is good. If the alert isn't there, the cursor never shows up in the field...however, it scrolls to the textbox and if I hit tab I move to the field immediately following it which would indicate I really do have focus on the field, yet the cursor isn't there so I can't start typing in the field. I thought it might be an issue with the page not being fully loaded but if that is the case why does it scroll down to the field and move to the next field after hitting tab. This is a hard one to explain and what complicates it more is that it's in an AJAX responseText environment so it's hard to nail down. Any ideas on this?
I'm using JS to dynamically change the CSS attrib's of User Input Fields in a form. It works fine for text input fields but does not seem to work at all for TEXTAREAS. (IE6) Is there a tweak that might overcome this limitation? Code:
I have a set of fields(text) that are populated with data. When you tab through the fields some show focus by highlighting the entire word while others do not. What is the reason for this and can I force the highlighting?
How do I set focus on the next textfield in form when there are two characters typed in the textfield before. Like entering serialcodes for installation, you can just keep typing and the characters will appear in the next textfield when the textfield before is full.
Assuming I have the functions, "isNumber" and "isEmpty", how would I write the HTML INPUT type="text" element such that a person cannot exit the element unless they have typed in a valid number (as defined by the function isNumber) or left the field empty (as defined by isEmpty)? Thus, if they have typed in "aaa" and then pressed "Tab" to go the next element, they'd get a warning message, and be returned to the old element?
Ideally, this solution would work for both the latest versions of Firefox and IE.
When I click on a field, I put the object position in a variableEnviro["lastfocus"] = $(event.target);I call the action and a block of HTML arrived on the page, I place this text and then after, i want the focus to return to the field and I do this:
I'm submitting a form when the value of a drop-down menu changes. After that I would like to remove the focus from the field itself. I have tried different things: blur, focus=remove and so on but no one works. How can I remove the focus for a field?