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How do I make it so that when a user clicks in a search text field, the
default entry (in this case "Search") is removed automatically - they
are then faced with a blank search box and can type straight away
Thanks in advance
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You are talking of Textbox Watermarks. Like the one we have here in CP for Search in the Top Green bar just below the Ad at top-right corner.

It is done via using Javascript. You have few options:
1. Write your own Javasscript for the similar behavior on the fly as and when required - You would need to raise an event onfocus/onclick/onkeydown (any such event) of the textbox and clear it's value.
2. Make a custom control that has this behaviour and use it.
3. Use existing thrid party controls. For example: AJAX toolkit TextBoxWatermark Demonstration[^]

I would prefer 2 or 3.
 
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Vandana87 9-Apr-11 1:22am    
plz guide me for same i am new so plz help me with the code
Sandeep Mewara 9-Apr-11 2:35am    
What else you need? See point 3 - I gave you a direct link of the control with sample and code there.

Just look at it and try out! Common...
Vandana87 9-Apr-11 7:16am    
thankx sandeep,i saw your link but i didnt got watermark option in my ajax toolkit.
i am new to this so wanted java script code for the same.thankx anyways for your guidance.
Vandana87 9-Apr-11 7:20am    
i got it thankyou.
Sandeep Mewara 9-Apr-11 7:29am    
Ok. Good to know.
Try this Link

Click[^]
 
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Vandana87 9-Apr-11 1:25am    
where is test.php file,i didn't got it.if possible plz help me for the same without php file or if u can guide me javascript code.

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