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default value onblur and onfocus js for @Html.Textbox

Topics: Writing themes
Dec 25, 2011 at 12:05 AM

I'd like to set the default value for the search textbox ("Search...") and remove and replace it using onblur and onfocus js... somethign like this:

value="Search..." onblur="if (this.value == ''){this.value = 'Search...'; }" onfocus="if (this.value == 'Search...') {this.value = '';}"

I'm pretty clueless with the actual workings of Html helpers and most of C# in general ;) so I'd be stoked on even a link to get a better understanding of what's really going on.
A quick code paste to just get'er done will be helpful and appreciated too.

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Dec 25, 2011 at 2:19 AM

There are jQuery plug-ins that will do that in a much cleaner way.

Dec 25, 2011 at 2:31 AM

Ya that's what I ended up doing.... Thanks!