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A form for accountants: enter key and numbers

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It’s been a while since I’ve worked with javascript. For some reason I always begrudge it, which is strange because it is such a fun programming medium. I forget how fun it is because it’s so instantaneous.  That’s the beauty behind javascript. So here’s what I’ve been working with. I found three files that work together to give some great functionality. You can download the three javascript files and include a reference to them in your sourcecode.

<script type =”text/javascript” src=”detect.js”></script>
<script type=”text/javascript” src=”eventutil.js” ></script>
<script type=”text/javascript” src=”textutil.js” ></script>

1. How to allow specific characters only: Add two elements to your textbox

onkeypress=”return TextUtil.allowChars(this,event)”

2. How to capture the enter key and replace it with a tab key (so your form operates more like a 10 key program for accountants). Add one element to your textbox

onkeydown=”if (event.keyCode==13) {event.keyCode=9; return event.keyCode }”


Written by matt

September 11, 2007 at 1:36 pm

Posted in, javascript

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