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Choosing whitch button will act as submit button

Hello.

There maybe an simple answer to this, but sometimes one get a strange
blindness when working intensely on one single problem.

I'm using ASP.NET 2003, building pages that include 3 user controls (banner,
top-menu and sub-menu). The top-menu contains like five asp:buttons.

Further down the form there is search field with another asp:button. And I
naturally want this button to act as submit button in the sense that when
the user push the [enter] button in the search field. Well, this doesn't
happen. The first (left) button on the usercontol top-menu fires, whitch
brings the user to completely different page (whitch is the intention when
the user actually clicks this button)

I have tried to add another form tag for this, but no thank you, only one
server side form tag, please!

I have tried various ugly workarounds, like passing session variables so
that the button in the top-menu actually clicks back on the other button. No
luck.

Anyone with an idea on how to pick whitch button that will act as submit
button, when usercontrols with buttons are included?

Thanks.
Regards
Bjorn
Dec 10 '06 #1
7 1961
Yes, This will prevent any enter key submiting. However, you can extend this
to allow the one you want to submit.

http://www.trainingon.net/Articles/Art147/Art147.html

--

Best Regards - OHM

http://TrainingOn.net
--------------------------------------------------
"Bjorn Sagbakken" <bj*****@online.nowrote in message
news:q7********************@telenor.com...
Hello.

There maybe an simple answer to this, but sometimes one get a strange
blindness when working intensely on one single problem.

I'm using ASP.NET 2003, building pages that include 3 user controls
(banner, top-menu and sub-menu). The top-menu contains like five
asp:buttons.

Further down the form there is search field with another asp:button. And I
naturally want this button to act as submit button in the sense that when
the user push the [enter] button in the search field. Well, this doesn't
happen. The first (left) button on the usercontol top-menu fires, whitch
brings the user to completely different page (whitch is the intention when
the user actually clicks this button)

I have tried to add another form tag for this, but no thank you, only one
server side form tag, please!

I have tried various ugly workarounds, like passing session variables so
that the button in the top-menu actually clicks back on the other button.
No luck.

Anyone with an idea on how to pick whitch button that will act as submit
button, when usercontrols with buttons are included?

Thanks.
Regards
Bjorn

Dec 10 '06 #2
Yes, I have been thinking of trapping the enter key (ascii 13), but this has
to be done in the asp:textbox (I think), and I am not sure how to do this.
Maybe in a page event, but which?
I using VB, so I would be grateful for any code example in VB.

Bjorn

"Microsoft" <news.microsoft.comwrote in message
news:uY*************@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
Yes, This will prevent any enter key submiting. However, you can extend
this to allow the one you want to submit.

http://www.trainingon.net/Articles/Art147/Art147.html

--

Best Regards - OHM

http://TrainingOn.net
--------------------------------------------------
"Bjorn Sagbakken" <bj*****@online.nowrote in message
news:q7********************@telenor.com...
>Hello.

There maybe an simple answer to this, but sometimes one get a strange
blindness when working intensely on one single problem.

I'm using ASP.NET 2003, building pages that include 3 user controls
(banner, top-menu and sub-menu). The top-menu contains like five
asp:buttons.

Further down the form there is search field with another asp:button. And
I naturally want this button to act as submit button in the sense that
when the user push the [enter] button in the search field. Well, this
doesn't happen. The first (left) button on the usercontol top-menu fires,
whitch brings the user to completely different page (whitch is the
intention when the user actually clicks this button)

I have tried to add another form tag for this, but no thank you, only one
server side form tag, please!

I have tried various ugly workarounds, like passing session variables so
that the button in the top-menu actually clicks back on the other button.
No luck.

Anyone with an idea on how to pick whitch button that will act as submit
button, when usercontrols with buttons are included?

Thanks.
Regards
Bjorn


Dec 10 '06 #3
OHM
This needs to be done on the client side using script langauge. You need to
trap the onkeydown event of the body tag.

--

Best Regards - OHM

http://TrainingOn.net
--------------------------------------------------
"Bjorn Sagbakken" <bj*****@online.nowrote in message
news:Co********************@telenor.com...
Yes, I have been thinking of trapping the enter key (ascii 13), but this
has to be done in the asp:textbox (I think), and I am not sure how to do
this. Maybe in a page event, but which?
I using VB, so I would be grateful for any code example in VB.

Bjorn

"Microsoft" <news.microsoft.comwrote in message
news:uY*************@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
>Yes, This will prevent any enter key submiting. However, you can extend
this to allow the one you want to submit.

http://www.trainingon.net/Articles/Art147/Art147.html

--

Best Regards - OHM

http://TrainingOn.net
--------------------------------------------------
"Bjorn Sagbakken" <bj*****@online.nowrote in message
news:q7********************@telenor.com...
>>Hello.

There maybe an simple answer to this, but sometimes one get a strange
blindness when working intensely on one single problem.

I'm using ASP.NET 2003, building pages that include 3 user controls
(banner, top-menu and sub-menu). The top-menu contains like five
asp:buttons.

Further down the form there is search field with another asp:button. And
I naturally want this button to act as submit button in the sense that
when the user push the [enter] button in the search field. Well, this
doesn't happen. The first (left) button on the usercontol top-menu
fires, whitch brings the user to completely different page (whitch is
the intention when the user actually clicks this button)

I have tried to add another form tag for this, but no thank you, only
one server side form tag, please!

I have tried various ugly workarounds, like passing session variables so
that the button in the top-menu actually clicks back on the other
button. No luck.

Anyone with an idea on how to pick whitch button that will act as submit
button, when usercontrols with buttons are included?

Thanks.
Regards
Bjorn



Dec 10 '06 #4
All right, I give in. Although I think it is kind of stupid that the
server-code cannot decide whitch button should be the submit button. I even
tried to tingle with the tabindex. I mean, on the form_load it should be
easy enough to state this.

But since I am fairly new to client scripting I couldn't make that work
either. I tried something like this:
<script language =vbscript>
Sub Search

if window.event.keyCode=13 then

event.returnvalue=False

event.cancel=True

endif

end sub

</script>

I only get a page error.

Regards
Bjorn

"OHM" <news.microsoft.comwrote in message
news:u7****************@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
This needs to be done on the client side using script langauge. You need
to trap the onkeydown event of the body tag.

--

Best Regards - OHM

http://TrainingOn.net
--------------------------------------------------
"Bjorn Sagbakken" <bj*****@online.nowrote in message
news:Co********************@telenor.com...
>Yes, I have been thinking of trapping the enter key (ascii 13), but this
has to be done in the asp:textbox (I think), and I am not sure how to do
this. Maybe in a page event, but which?
I using VB, so I would be grateful for any code example in VB.

Bjorn

"Microsoft" <news.microsoft.comwrote in message
news:uY*************@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
>>Yes, This will prevent any enter key submiting. However, you can extend
this to allow the one you want to submit.

http://www.trainingon.net/Articles/Art147/Art147.html

--

Best Regards - OHM

http://TrainingOn.net
--------------------------------------------------
"Bjorn Sagbakken" <bj*****@online.nowrote in message
news:q7********************@telenor.com...
Hello.

There maybe an simple answer to this, but sometimes one get a strange
blindness when working intensely on one single problem.

I'm using ASP.NET 2003, building pages that include 3 user controls
(banner, top-menu and sub-menu). The top-menu contains like five
asp:buttons.

Further down the form there is search field with another asp:button.
And I naturally want this button to act as submit button in the sense
that when the user push the [enter] button in the search field. Well,
this doesn't happen. The first (left) button on the usercontol top-menu
fires, whitch brings the user to completely different page (whitch is
the intention when the user actually clicks this button)

I have tried to add another form tag for this, but no thank you, only
one server side form tag, please!

I have tried various ugly workarounds, like passing session variables
so that the button in the top-menu actually clicks back on the other
button. No luck.

Anyone with an idea on how to pick whitch button that will act as
submit button, when usercontrols with buttons are included?

Thanks.
Regards
Bjorn



Dec 10 '06 #5
Use the script exactly as supplied for the browser. You don't want to use
VBScript on the client side, JavaScript is the universal way. Server code
cannot decide which button should be the submit since this is controlled by
the browser itself and the browser has it's own way of determining which
should be the submit, usually the first button that can postback that exists
within the forms control hierarchy.
--

Hope this helps,
Mark Fitzpatrick
Former Microsoft FrontPage MVP 199?-2006

"Bjorn Sagbakken" <bj*****@online.nowrote in message
news:Rt********************@telenor.com...
All right, I give in. Although I think it is kind of stupid that the
server-code cannot decide whitch button should be the submit button. I
even tried to tingle with the tabindex. I mean, on the form_load it should
be easy enough to state this.

But since I am fairly new to client scripting I couldn't make that work
either. I tried something like this:
<script language =vbscript>
Sub Search

if window.event.keyCode=13 then

event.returnvalue=False

event.cancel=True

endif

end sub

</script>

I only get a page error.

Regards
Bjorn

"OHM" <news.microsoft.comwrote in message
news:u7****************@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
>This needs to be done on the client side using script langauge. You need
to trap the onkeydown event of the body tag.

--

Best Regards - OHM

http://TrainingOn.net
--------------------------------------------------
"Bjorn Sagbakken" <bj*****@online.nowrote in message
news:Co********************@telenor.com...
>>Yes, I have been thinking of trapping the enter key (ascii 13), but this
has to be done in the asp:textbox (I think), and I am not sure how to do
this. Maybe in a page event, but which?
I using VB, so I would be grateful for any code example in VB.

Bjorn

"Microsoft" <news.microsoft.comwrote in message
news:uY*************@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
Yes, This will prevent any enter key submiting. However, you can extend
this to allow the one you want to submit.

http://www.trainingon.net/Articles/Art147/Art147.html

--

Best Regards - OHM

http://TrainingOn.net
--------------------------------------------------
"Bjorn Sagbakken" <bj*****@online.nowrote in message
news:q7********************@telenor.com...
Hello.
>
There maybe an simple answer to this, but sometimes one get a strange
blindness when working intensely on one single problem.
>
I'm using ASP.NET 2003, building pages that include 3 user controls
(banner, top-menu and sub-menu). The top-menu contains like five
asp:buttons.
>
Further down the form there is search field with another asp:button.
And I naturally want this button to act as submit button in the sense
that when the user push the [enter] button in the search field. Well,
this doesn't happen. The first (left) button on the usercontol
top-menu fires, whitch brings the user to completely different page
(whitch is the intention when the user actually clicks this button)
>
I have tried to add another form tag for this, but no thank you, only
one server side form tag, please!
>
I have tried various ugly workarounds, like passing session variables
so that the button in the top-menu actually clicks back on the other
button. No luck.
>
Anyone with an idea on how to pick whitch button that will act as
submit button, when usercontrols with buttons are included?
>
Thanks.
>
>
Regards
Bjorn
>




Dec 10 '06 #6
Thanks, I think I'm beginning to understand the concept now. The script
almost works, disabling the [ENTER] keypress, but I haven't yet been
successful in executing the desired button_click action instead. This
application is for my company's Intranet, so VBScript will do in the first
place, everyone is stuck with Microsoft, except for Lotus Notes for mail.
But I will start learning the basics of JavaScript for puposes like this.

Bjorn

"Mark Fitzpatrick" <ma******@fitzme.comwrote in message
news:eQ**************@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
Use the script exactly as supplied for the browser. You don't want to use
VBScript on the client side, JavaScript is the universal way. Server code
cannot decide which button should be the submit since this is controlled
by the browser itself and the browser has it's own way of determining
which should be the submit, usually the first button that can postback
that exists within the forms control hierarchy.
--

Hope this helps,
Mark Fitzpatrick
Former Microsoft FrontPage MVP 199?-2006

"Bjorn Sagbakken" <bj*****@online.nowrote in message
news:Rt********************@telenor.com...
>All right, I give in. Although I think it is kind of stupid that the
server-code cannot decide whitch button should be the submit button. I
even tried to tingle with the tabindex. I mean, on the form_load it
should be easy enough to state this.

But since I am fairly new to client scripting I couldn't make that work
either. I tried something like this:
<script language =vbscript>
Sub Search

if window.event.keyCode=13 then

event.returnvalue=False

event.cancel=True

endif

end sub

</script>

I only get a page error.

Regards
Bjorn

"OHM" <news.microsoft.comwrote in message
news:u7****************@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
>>This needs to be done on the client side using script langauge. You need
to trap the onkeydown event of the body tag.

--

Best Regards - OHM

http://TrainingOn.net
--------------------------------------------------
"Bjorn Sagbakken" <bj*****@online.nowrote in message
news:Co********************@telenor.com...
Yes, I have been thinking of trapping the enter key (ascii 13), but
this has to be done in the asp:textbox (I think), and I am not sure how
to do this. Maybe in a page event, but which?
I using VB, so I would be grateful for any code example in VB.

Bjorn

"Microsoft" <news.microsoft.comwrote in message
news:uY*************@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
Yes, This will prevent any enter key submiting. However, you can
extend this to allow the one you want to submit.
>
http://www.trainingon.net/Articles/Art147/Art147.html
>
>
>
--
>
Best Regards - OHM
>
http://TrainingOn.net
--------------------------------------------------
>
>
"Bjorn Sagbakken" <bj*****@online.nowrote in message
news:q7********************@telenor.com...
>Hello.
>>
>There maybe an simple answer to this, but sometimes one get a strange
>blindness when working intensely on one single problem.
>>
>I'm using ASP.NET 2003, building pages that include 3 user controls
>(banner, top-menu and sub-menu). The top-menu contains like five
>asp:buttons.
>>
>Further down the form there is search field with another asp:button.
>And I naturally want this button to act as submit button in the sense
>that when the user push the [enter] button in the search field. Well,
>this doesn't happen. The first (left) button on the usercontol
>top-menu fires, whitch brings the user to completely different page
>(whitch is the intention when the user actually clicks this button)
>>
>I have tried to add another form tag for this, but no thank you, only
>one server side form tag, please!
>>
>I have tried various ugly workarounds, like passing session variables
>so that the button in the top-menu actually clicks back on the other
>button. No luck.
>>
>Anyone with an idea on how to pick whitch button that will act as
>submit button, when usercontrols with buttons are included?
>>
>Thanks.
>>
>>
>Regards
>Bjorn
>>
>
>




Dec 11 '06 #7
Yes, now everthing works like a dream. Just a little client scripting was
all it took.
Thanks everyone.

Bjorn

"Bjorn Sagbakken" <bj*****@online.nowrote in message
news:Na********************@telenor.com...
Thanks, I think I'm beginning to understand the concept now. The script
almost works, disabling the [ENTER] keypress, but I haven't yet been
successful in executing the desired button_click action instead. This
application is for my company's Intranet, so VBScript will do in the first
place, everyone is stuck with Microsoft, except for Lotus Notes for mail.
But I will start learning the basics of JavaScript for puposes like this.

Bjorn

"Mark Fitzpatrick" <ma******@fitzme.comwrote in message
news:eQ**************@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>Use the script exactly as supplied for the browser. You don't want to use
VBScript on the client side, JavaScript is the universal way. Server code
cannot decide which button should be the submit since this is controlled
by the browser itself and the browser has it's own way of determining
which should be the submit, usually the first button that can postback
that exists within the forms control hierarchy.
--

Hope this helps,
Mark Fitzpatrick
Former Microsoft FrontPage MVP 199?-2006

"Bjorn Sagbakken" <bj*****@online.nowrote in message
news:Rt********************@telenor.com...
>>All right, I give in. Although I think it is kind of stupid that the
server-code cannot decide whitch button should be the submit button. I
even tried to tingle with the tabindex. I mean, on the form_load it
should be easy enough to state this.

But since I am fairly new to client scripting I couldn't make that work
either. I tried something like this:
<script language =vbscript>
Sub Search

if window.event.keyCode=13 then

event.returnvalue=False

event.cancel=True

endif

end sub

</script>

I only get a page error.

Regards
Bjorn

"OHM" <news.microsoft.comwrote in message
news:u7****************@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl.. .
This needs to be done on the client side using script langauge. You
need to trap the onkeydown event of the body tag.

--

Best Regards - OHM

http://TrainingOn.net
--------------------------------------------------
"Bjorn Sagbakken" <bj*****@online.nowrote in message
news:Co********************@telenor.com...
Yes, I have been thinking of trapping the enter key (ascii 13), but
this has to be done in the asp:textbox (I think), and I am not sure
how to do this. Maybe in a page event, but which?
I using VB, so I would be grateful for any code example in VB.
>
Bjorn
>
"Microsoft" <news.microsoft.comwrote in message
news:uY*************@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
>Yes, This will prevent any enter key submiting. However, you can
>extend this to allow the one you want to submit.
>>
>http://www.trainingon.net/Articles/Art147/Art147.html
>>
>>
>>
>--
>>
>Best Regards - OHM
>>
>http://TrainingOn.net
>--------------------------------------------------
>>
>>
>"Bjorn Sagbakken" <bj*****@online.nowrote in message
>news:q7********************@telenor.com...
>>Hello.
>>>
>>There maybe an simple answer to this, but sometimes one get a
>>strange blindness when working intensely on one single problem.
>>>
>>I'm using ASP.NET 2003, building pages that include 3 user controls
>>(banner, top-menu and sub-menu). The top-menu contains like five
>>asp:buttons.
>>>
>>Further down the form there is search field with another asp:button.
>>And I naturally want this button to act as submit button in the
>>sense that when the user push the [enter] button in the search
>>field. Well, this doesn't happen. The first (left) button on the
>>usercontol top-menu fires, whitch brings the user to completely
>>different page (whitch is the intention when the user actually
>>clicks this button)
>>>
>>I have tried to add another form tag for this, but no thank you,
>>only one server side form tag, please!
>>>
>>I have tried various ugly workarounds, like passing session
>>variables so that the button in the top-menu actually clicks back on
>>the other button. No luck.
>>>
>>Anyone with an idea on how to pick whitch button that will act as
>>submit button, when usercontrols with buttons are included?
>>>
>>Thanks.
>>>
>>>
>>Regards
>>Bjorn
>>>
>>
>>
>
>




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