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scroll textbox to bottom? (IE)

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I have a textbox that i am adding to (in codebehind of ASP.NET) and
need to ensure that the focus is scrolled to the bottom of the textbox
each time the page refreshes, and then set focus to a 2nd textbox
(which the user types input into).

I have tried a couple functions I found posted online but they don't
work (see below)

The closest I got was using the scrolldown method:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?
url=/workshop/author/dhtml/reference/methods/doscroll.asp

but this only scrolls down at most 1 page. How do I scroll to the
absolute bottom no matter how much text is in the box?

Thanks

in Head:

<script type="text/javascript">
function focusById(elemid)
{
elem = document.getElementById(elemid);
if(elem)
{
elem.focus();
MoveToEnd(elem);
elem.focus();
}
}

function MoveToEnd(Element)
{
if ( Element.createTextRange )
Element.createTextRange().text += "";
else if ( Element.insertionPoint )
Element.insertionPoint = Element.text.length;
}

</script>
</HEAD>
In onload (various versions, #6 sort of worked):
// SCROLL TO BOTTOM OF TEXTBOX #1 AND SET FOCUS ON TEXTBOX #2

//ATTEMPT #1
focusById(document.Form1.Textbox1);
document.Form1.Textbox2.focus();

//ATTEMPT #2
var sText=document.Form1.Textbox1.value;
document.Form1.Textbox1.value=sText;
document.Form1.Textbox2.focus();

//ATTEMPT #3
document.Form1.Textbox1.focus();
document.Form1.Textbox1.MoveToEnd(elem);
document.Form1.Textbox1.elem.focus();
document.Form1.Textbox2.focus();

//ATTEMPT #4
document.Form1.Textbox1.focus();
document.Form1.Textbox1.MoveToEnd(elem);
document.Form1.Textbox1.elem.focus();
document.Form1.Textbox1.doScroll();
document.Form1.Textbox2.focus();

//ATTEMPT #5
MoveToEnd(document.Form1.Textbox1);
document.Form1.Textbox2.focus();

//ATTEMPT #6
//seemed to work but only scrolls down a little
//how do i scroll to the absolute end
//no matter how much text is in Textbox1 ?
MoveToEnd(document.Form1.Textbox1);
document.Form1.Textbox1.doScroll('down');
document.Form1.Textbox2.focus();

//ATTEMPT #7
document.Form1.Textbox1.doScroll('down');
document.Form1.Textbox2.focus()

Jul 23 '05 #1
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Mad Scientist Jr wrote:
I have a textbox that i am adding to (in codebehind of ASP.NET) and
need to ensure that the focus is scrolled to the bottom of the textbox
each time the page refreshes, and then set focus to a 2nd textbox
(which the user types input into).


Isn't this what HTML anchors are for?

Add an anchor at the appropriate place, then modify the
document.location. The browser will then work out how much to scroll
and it is likely far more cross-browser than a "scroll by" method.
--
Zif
Jul 23 '05 #2

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thanks for your reply...
what I am trying to accomplish is to scroll to the bottom of a text
area in a form (inside the textarea), not the bottom of the html page
itself.

Jul 23 '05 #3

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Mad Scientist Jr wrote:
I have a textbox that i am adding to (in codebehind of ASP.NET) and
need to ensure that the focus is scrolled to the bottom of the textbox each time the page refreshes, and then set focus to a 2nd textbox
(which the user types input into).

I have tried a couple functions I found posted online but they don't
work (see below)

The closest I got was using the scrolldown method:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?
url=/workshop/author/dhtml/reference/methods/doscroll.asp

but this only scrolls down at most 1 page. How do I scroll to the
absolute bottom no matter how much text is in the box?

Thanks

in Head:

<script type="text/javascript">
function focusById(elemid)
{
elem = document.getElementById(elemid);
if(elem)
{
elem.focus();
MoveToEnd(elem);
elem.focus();
}
}

function MoveToEnd(Element)
{
if ( Element.createTextRange )
Element.createTextRange().text += "";
else if ( Element.insertionPoint )
Element.insertionPoint = Element.text.length;
}

</script>
</HEAD>
In onload (various versions, #6 sort of worked):
// SCROLL TO BOTTOM OF TEXTBOX #1 AND SET FOCUS ON TEXTBOX #2

//ATTEMPT #1
focusById(document.Form1.Textbox1);
document.Form1.Textbox2.focus();

//ATTEMPT #2
var sText=document.Form1.Textbox1.value;
document.Form1.Textbox1.value=sText;
document.Form1.Textbox2.focus();

//ATTEMPT #3
document.Form1.Textbox1.focus();
document.Form1.Textbox1.MoveToEnd(elem);
document.Form1.Textbox1.elem.focus();
document.Form1.Textbox2.focus();

//ATTEMPT #4
document.Form1.Textbox1.focus();
document.Form1.Textbox1.MoveToEnd(elem);
document.Form1.Textbox1.elem.focus();
document.Form1.Textbox1.doScroll();
document.Form1.Textbox2.focus();

//ATTEMPT #5
MoveToEnd(document.Form1.Textbox1);
document.Form1.Textbox2.focus();

//ATTEMPT #6
//seemed to work but only scrolls down a little
//how do i scroll to the absolute end
//no matter how much text is in Textbox1 ?
MoveToEnd(document.Form1.Textbox1);
document.Form1.Textbox1.doScroll('down');
document.Form1.Textbox2.focus();

//ATTEMPT #7
document.Form1.Textbox1.doScroll('down');
document.Form1.Textbox2.focus()


Mad:

window.onload = function()
{
setTimeout(
'document.getElementById("Textbox1").scrollTop=100 00'
,50
);
document.getElementById("Textbox2").focus();
}

You may be confusing older style (DOM 0) hierarchial object references,
which use form/element names (document.form_name.field_name) with DOM
1+ document.getElementById, which uses the element's (string) id
assigned via HTML. Be sure and id the fields as well for the above to
work. The timer delay is just an expedient necessary in some browsers
to allow the field to 'set up' before scripting it. Element.scrollTop
is well-supported by now; the high value assures (more or less) that
the entire element will be scrolled.

Jul 23 '05 #4

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I got it working great - just count the # of carriage returns on the
asp.net codebehind (carriage returns = mystring.len - replace(mystring,
vbcrlf) / 2) and divide it by the # of rows in the textbox to get
"pages", and send that number as a parameter X to a javascript function
with a doScroll(pagedown), which page downs X times, That way it is
guaranteed to be the correct # of pages, and pagedown is FAST (doing
scroll down by # of lines is slow, you can literally see the textarea
scroll!). Anyway it works great !

Jul 23 '05 #5

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