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Just help. Newb question :)

Sorry, I don't know that much about javascript. Some, not a lot. I was
hoping someone could point me in the right direction for this:

I have a textarea with an ID. I would like that textarea to be modified by a
bit of javascript coding. The user would click on the button (which
obviously would have an onClick property) that would cause any selected text
to become surrounded by something. Let's say quotes for this example. How
could I get javascript to surround the selected text by quotes?

Thanks for any help!
-- Matt
Jul 23 '05 #1
1 998
Matthew Del Buono wrote on 29 jun 2004 in comp.lang.javascript:
I have a textarea with an ID. I would like that textarea to be
modified by a bit of javascript coding. The user would click on the
button (which obviously would have an onClick property) that would
cause any selected text to become surrounded by something. Let's say
quotes for this example. How could I get javascript to surround the
selected text by quotes?


<script type="text/javascript">
function surround() {
t = document.getElementById("myArea")
t.value = '"' + t.value + '"'
}
</script>
<textarea id="myArea">bla blah</textarea>
<br>
<button onclick="surround()">surround</buttom>

--
Evertjan.
The Netherlands.
(Please change the x'es to dots in my emailaddress)
Jul 23 '05 #2

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