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how to set the focus to a textbox after validating it ?

Apr 3, 2012 8:47 AM

Tags: #acrobat_9_pro

hello ,,,

I'm new to pdf scripting using javascript ,,,, I have a pdf form which contains many objects like textboxes , check boxes ,, etc .

so far I was able to render a textbox and insert the date once the document is opened.

now Im trying to write a function to validate "Email" textbox to make sure the email is written in a correct format ,,, I'm almost done with it but I don't know how to keep the cursor ,, or the focus inside the email textbox if the user enteres a wrong email ?

I mean I want the focus to remain on the textbox until the user enteres a correct email ?



thank you for helping.

  • George Johnson
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    Aug 11, 2002
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    Apr 3, 2012 9:47 AM   in reply to haas422

    Try something like this:


    // Custom Validate script
    if (event.value && !eMailValidate(event.value)) {
         app.alert("Your message goes here.");;
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