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Date/Time field object with fixed "drop down button"

kc
Level 8
Level 8
Hi all,



I am trying to satisfy a customer which wants the drop down button that appear when you click inside the date/time field to be there always, not just when the user clicks inside the field. Can this be achieved and in this case how?



Thanks in advance



Sincerely

Kim
4 Replies
pguerett
Level 10
Level 10
Nope ...the drop down button will only appear when there is focus on the field. That is the way the control works.
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Hi, I wanted the button always visible too but I couldn´t do it so far ... also, talking about date field, I´ve been trying to lock the field so it can be edited by clicking the dropdown button only, and not by keyboard input...

I have been trying many things on the 'change' event but I still need the script to capture keyboard events ( for what i have found out, theres only a command to detect arrow key actions when you are inside a dropdown menu, but this is useless)



anyone has managed to do this?
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ok, problem solved, didnt know the 'newText' property:



just writing this on the change event of the date field:



//-----------------

if (xfa.event.newText != null && xfa.event.newText != "")

{

var filter = /^[0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9]\/[0-9][0-9]\/[0-9][0-9]$/;

if (!filter.test(xfa.event.newText))

xfa.event.change = limpito();



}



function limpito(){

xfa.event.newText = "";

}

//----------------



cheers.
kc
Level 8
Level 8
Hi again Paul,



That is just a pity that you can't have the drop down button there always, however I have to deal with it in some other manor then.



I would really like this to be changed some day 🙂



BTW: Senators rule...



Sincerely

Kim Christensen

Dafolo A/S

Denmark