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showing cursor in textBox

Debashree Halder
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Joined: Jul 27, 2005
Posts: 81
Hi here I'm using onFocus event on a textbox which will call the following function:

function clearDateField(fieldName)
if (document.getElementById(fieldName).value == "mm/dd/yyyy")
document.getElementById(fieldName).value = "";
return true;

The problem is it is making foucs on the textbox after I press TAB key but it is not showing the cursor. Only if I type something then only the cursor is coming....

How to make the cursor visible after pressing the Tab key from the previous field?


Debashree Halder<br />SCJP 1.5<br />Washington DC
Eric Pascarello

Joined: Nov 08, 2001
Posts: 15376
Are you using onblur or onchange on the field to call that function?

Debashree Halder
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Joined: Jul 27, 2005
Posts: 81
I am using onfocus to call that function
I agree. Here's the link:
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