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using image as a button

Thread began 4/23/2014 5:25 am by Jamie | Last modified 4/23/2014 5:04 pm by Jamie | 178 views | 2 replies |


using image as a button

Hey Jason

In a search if I use the following submit button the search works exactly as expected and in testing returns the correct records:

<input type="submit" name="WADbSearch1" Value="GO" style="cursor:pointer; font-size: 30px; color: #fff; background-color: #4879BE; border: none;">

If I change it to using an image for the button, it returns the same record regardless every time regardless of what has been searched

<input type="image" src="images/misc/go.jpg" name="WADbSearch1" class="searchSubmit" Value="" >

Am I not able to use an image for the submit button in a search?



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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

If you change the element type from a submit button to an image, and if the Data Assist Search uses the original submit button as the trigger, then the trigger code will need to be updated.

A submit button has a value attribute, whereas an image element does not support passing a value.

Instead, with an image button, it passes the x and y coordinates of where the mouse clicked the image.

for example, the trigger code for a submit button would look like this:

if (isset($_POST["WADbSearch1"])) {

and in the case of your submit button code:

<input type="submit" name="WADbSearch1" Value="GO" style="cursor:pointer; font-size: 30px; color: #fff; background-color: #4879BE; border: none;">

the value of:

<?php echo $_POST["WADbSearch1"]; ?>

would write to the page:

once you change it to an image, the value attribute is no longer valid, so even if you had:

<input type="image" src="images/misc/go.jpg" name="WADbSearch1" class="searchSubmit" value="GO" >

the above echo would not write anything to the page, because no value is passed, instead, there is an x or y coordinate, so to write a value, use:

<?php echo $_POST["WADbSearch1_x"]; ?>

and that will write the x coordinate for where the image was clicked.

so, for the trigger code, it needs to be edited to:

if (isset($_POST["WADbSearch1_x"]))     {
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Thanks Jason. Will take a look at the above in a few days (having eye operation tomorrow so will not be able to see for a couple of days)

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