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    IE6 Controls on forms

    I'm trying to replicate certain functionality that I developed on Word but this time as part of an IE6 environment. I just can't figure out what the code would be to add a control on a form on the fly. Although I can access controls through the elements collection..I just can't find the way to create a button and upon clicking the button to add say a text box. Any ideas?
    Thanks in advance

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    Super Moderator jscher2000's Avatar
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    Re: IE6 Controls on forms

    Just to clarify, you want to add a textbox to a web page after clicking a button? I frankly don't know how well it would work to add a completely new control; I guess the collections of the document object model are dynamic, but I haven't really tried it out. I generally have used a button and a bit of script to hide or unhide a control or a section of a page.

    Here's a sample from the page; there's a "Search Again" button that, when clicked, disappears and is replaced by a small form:

    <DIV ID="divCliSrchFrm" STYLE="display: none">
    <form METHOD="POST" ACTION="cltnames.asp" onsubmit="return TwoCharMinimum(this)"
    NAME="ClientSearchForm1" language="JavaScript">
    Form controls omitted for clarity
    </DIV>[/list]This is the simple script invoked by the button:
    <UL>function openDivHideBtn(strDivID, strImgID)
    var myDiv = document.getElementById(strDivID); = "block";
    var myImg = document.getElementById(strImgID); = "none";
    }[/list]Hope this helps.

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