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Old January 20th, 2006, 04:39 AM
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Default How to set Default Button to "enter Key"

hai every one ,
let me know that can any one help me to go tho it.
i had a asp.net webform in which i am using four buttons.
when i click enter we are seeing all validations which are for the third button button i want this not happen because i want first button "search" to take place as when the focus of the mouse is there and also i want to set the default to second button ie "advanced search" i am using asp.net 1.1 so let me solve this in this version .

thank in advance for one and all
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Hitting the enter key in a TextBox can sometimes have undesired effects like the wrong submit Button being “clicked“. The method described below allows you to specify a default Button to submit when the user hits the enter key in a TextBox.

When you press a key on your keyboard, the js OnKeyPress event is fired. This calls a function to which we pass the id of the button associated with the TextBox. The function gets a reference to the button and simuilates a mouse-click on the Button. We perform a browser detection because IE and Netscape have different event models. The function finally returns false so that the keypress event is cancelled (otherwise a second form submit will be raised). This works with newer versions of IE/Netscape.

//client side js
function clickButton(e, buttonid){
      var bt = document.getElementById(buttonid);
      if (typeof bt == 'object'){
                  if (e.keyCode == 13){
                        return false;
            if (navigator.appName.indexOf("Microsoft Internet Explorer")>(-1)){
                  if (event.keyCode == 13){
                        return false;

//code behind
TextBox1.Attributes.Add("onkeypress", "return clickButton(event,'" + Button1.ClientID + "')");

The code behind generates the following code:

<input name="TextBox1" type="text" id="TextBox1" onkeypress="return clickButton(event,'Button1')" />

This causes web control Button1 to be clicked when the enter key is hit inside TextBox1.

This can easily be extended to support other browsers either by browser detection or object detection.

Old April 10th, 2006, 10:42 AM
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I'm sorry to resurrect an old topic, but I've got a Microsoft Access Data Access Page, and I need to accomplish the same thing. Is there an equivalent to your code for the type of pages that Access creates?

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