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Defualt Value to Form Field

Thread began 3/16/2011 1:33 pm by gary917 | Last modified 3/23/2011 11:01 am by Jason Byrnes | 1368 views | 9 replies |

gary917

Defualt Value to Form Field

Hi; I am trying to add a default value to my form fields so that I do not have to use labels.
I was trying to use the following code
value="Your Name:" onfocus="if(this.value=='Your Name:'){this.value=''}" onblur="if(this.value==''){this.value='Your Name:'}"

by adding it to...

<input id="Full_Name" name="Full_Name" type="text" value="<?php echo((isset($_GET["invalid"])?ValidatedField("index2","Full_Name"):"")); ?>" class="formTextfield_Large" tabindex="1" onblur="hideServerError('Full_Name_ServerError');"/>

I can not get both to function together.
Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

to set a default value, change:

php:
<input id="Full_Name" name="Full_Name" type="text" value="<?php echo((isset($_GET["invalid"])?ValidatedField("index2","Full_Name"):"")); ?>" class="formTextfield_Large" tabindex="1" onblur="hideServerError('Full_Name_ServerError');"/>




to:

php:
<input id="Full_Name" name="Full_Name" type="text" value="<?php echo((isset($_GET["invalid"])?ValidatedField("index2","Full_Name"):"Your Default Value Here")); ?>" class="formTextfield_Large" tabindex="1" onblur="hideServerError('Full_Name_ServerError');"/>
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gary917

This does not seem to work.

The error checking quits functioning, as well the field does not remove the default value once the field has focus (the cursor is placed in the field).

For example this how I would like the input field to function...
<input type="text" value="Your Name:" onfocus="if(this.value=='Your Name:'){this.value=''}" onblur="if(this.value==''){this.value='Your Name:'}"/>

My original is as follows...
<input id="Full_Name" name="Full_Name" type="text" value="<?php echo((isset($_GET["invalid"])?ValidatedField("form2","Full_Name"):"")); ?>" class="formTextfield_Large" tabindex="1" onblur="hideServerError('Full_Name_ServerError'), if(this.value==''){this.value='Your Full Name'};"/>

I have then changed the input field to this, but the field quits functioning....
<input id="Full_Name" name="Full_Name" type="text" value="<?php echo((isset($_GET["invalid"])?ValidatedField("form2","Full_Name"):"Your Full Name")); ?>" class="formTextfield_Large" tabindex="1" onblur="hideServerError('Full_Name_ServerError'), if(this.value==''){this.value='Your Full Name'};"/>

Thanks

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

the problem in the code:
<input id="Full_Name" name="Full_Name" type="text" value="<?php echo((isset($_GET["invalid"])?ValidatedField("form2","Full_Name"):"")); ?>" class="formTextfield_Large" tabindex="1" onblur="hideServerError('Full_Name_ServerError'), if(this.value==''){this.value='Your Full Name'};"/>

is that you are using a comma between the on blur functions:
onblur="hideServerError('Full_Name_ServerError'), if(this.value==''){this.value='Your Full Name'};"

it shgould be a semi colon:
onblur="hideServerError('Full_Name_ServerError'); if(this.value==''){this.value='Your Full Name'};"


use:
<input id="Full_Name" name="Full_Name" type="text" value="<?php echo((isset($_GET["invalid"])?ValidatedField("form2","Full_Name"):"")); ?>" class="formTextfield_Large" tabindex="1" onblur="hideServerError('Full_Name_ServerError'); if(this.value==''){this.value='Your Full Name'};" onfocus="if(this.value=='Your Name:'){this.value=''}" />

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gary917

Thanks but I am still having a problem.

When I add a default value to the field the default value should disappear when the field has focus (cursor is in the field), allowing the user to type a value into the field without highlighting/deleting the default value. I am not sure what I am doing wrong.


<input id="Full_Name" name="Full_Name" type="text" value="<?php echo((isset($_GET["invalid"])?ValidatedField("form2","Full_Name"):"Your Full Name")); ?>" class="formTextfield_Large" tabindex="1" onblur="hideServerError('Full_Name_ServerError'); if(this.value==''){this.value='Your Full Name'};" onfocus="if(this.value=='Your Name:'){this.value=''}" />

Thanks again for all your help.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

use the code i provided in my last reply:
<input id="Full_Name" name="Full_Name" type="text" value="<?php echo((isset($_GET["invalid"])?ValidatedField("form2","Full_Name"):"")); ?>" class="formTextfield_Large" tabindex="1" onblur="hideServerError('Full_Name_ServerError'); if(this.value==''){this.value='Your Full Name'};" onfocus="if(this.value=='Your Name:'){this.value=''}" />
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gary917

No default value

Using the code you provided I am not getting any default value in the field; the field is blank. If a user leaves the field after clicking into it then the value appears.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

ok, then using this code:
<input id="Full_Name" name="Full_Name" type="text" value="<?php echo((isset($_GET["invalid"])?ValidatedField("form2","Full_Name"):"Your Full Name")); ?>" class="formTextfield_Large" tabindex="1" onblur="hideServerError('Full_Name_ServerError'); if(this.value==''){this.value='Your Full Name'};" onfocus="if(this.value=='Your Name:'){this.value=''}" />


change it ot:
<input id="Full_Name" name="Full_Name" type="text" value="<?php echo((isset($_GET["invalid"])?ValidatedField("form2","Full_Name"):"Your Full Name:")); ?>" class="formTextfield_Large" tabindex="1" onblur="hideServerError('Full_Name_ServerError'); if(this.value==''){this.value='Your Full Name'};" onfocus="if(this.value=='Your Full Name:'){this.value=''}" />

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gary917

Thanks for your help

Thanks again

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

you're welcome.

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