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form elements

disabling form elements by baad
Posted: 5 Jun 01

simple code, workin in MSIE & Netscape (may be in others too - didnt checked myself)

this example is about textbox

<script>
function disble(){  
document.forms.myform.needed.value='heh! locked'
document.forms.myform.needed.onfocus=blurit
}

function enble(){
document.forms.myform.needed.value='write whateva u want'
document.forms.myform.needed.onfocus=new Function() }

function blurit(){
//document.forms.myform.needed.blur()
//or
document.forms.myform.next.focus()
}
</script>

<form id='myform' name='myform' method="post" action="">
<input type=textbox id='needed' name='needed' onfocus='' value='write whateva u want'>
<input type=button value='click 2 make textbox uneditable' onmousedown='javascript:disble()'>
<input type=button value='click 2 make textbox editable' onmousedown='javascript:enble()'>
<input type=textbox name='next' value='just 2nd textbox (for 2nd method in blurit())'>
</form>

yeah, & iza asked me for a small addition:
this functions wuld work for almost all form elements, at least for textarea & select (dropdown), (except radio, checkbox & button i think)

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