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Highlight selection of <DIV>'s text content in a Modal Dialog

Hi,
A Modal Dialog does not allow us to highlight the text content inside
<DIV> tag unless I use a <textarea> tag to display that text content.
However, the situation of my software makes it impossible to use
<textarea> and Modeless dialog. I am really stuck!!!

Is there any trick to make <DIV> or <SPAN>'s content be selectable in a
Modal dialog?

Thanks in advance,

Tung Chau

Jul 23 '05 #1
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tu********@yaho o.com wrote:

A Modal Dialog does not allow us to highlight the text content inside
<DIV> tag unless I use a <textarea> tag to display that text content.
However, the situation of my software makes it impossible to use
<textarea> and Modeless dialog. I am really stuck!!!

Is there any trick to make <DIV> or <SPAN>'s content be selectable in a
Modal dialog?


Perhaps if you put your dialog page in an iframe e.g. newDialog.html is
<html>
<head>
<title>dialog title</title>
<style type="text/css">
html, body { margin: 0; padding: 0; }
</style>
</head>
<body>
<iframe width="100%" height="100%" src="originalDi alog.html">
</iframe>
</body>
</html>
then inside the iframe text selection is possible if call
window.showModa lDialog('newDia log.html')
but I haven't tried that.

It seems like a bug if text selection in the dialog doesn't work, you
might want to search the MS knowledge base if that is known and
workarounds are suggested.
--

Martin Honnen
http://JavaScript.FAQTs.com/
Jul 23 '05 #2
Just wanted to add one more point. The reason I do not want to make my
<DIV> editable because I do not want the user to be able to edit the
content inside my DIV, but just to select the content.

Tung Chau.

Jul 23 '05 #3
Thanks Martin. I tested that and it didn't work. No matter the DIV is
in iframe or not, as long as it is loaded into a Modal Dialog
container, it won't be selectable.

Tung Chau

Jul 23 '05 #4

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