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View Full Version : Making a colored box area inside a textarea.



joonstar
04-21-2005, 09:59 AM
code in colored_box_textarea.html

<textarea name="message"
cols="70"
rows="10">(1)This is inside a no colored box area.

(2)This sentence is inside a yellow colored box.

(3)This is inside a no colored box.</textarea>


When I browse "colored_box_textarea.html"
I like to see the 2nd sentence is inside yellow colored box.


Can I do it with your help?

_Aerospace_Eng_
04-21-2005, 10:40 AM
Why are you using a textarea for this? You can use a div with overflow:auto; in CSS. You can only style the text in a textarea, you can't have a border around certain areas of text.

glenngv
04-21-2005, 10:51 AM
You can't do that with textarea. Probably what you want is a rich-text editor (http://www.kevinroth.com/rte/demo.htm).

joonstar
04-22-2005, 08:36 AM
You can't do that with textarea. Probably what you want is a rich-text editor (http://www.kevinroth.com/rte/demo.htm).


Yes, that's it. that's what I want.

But the rich-text editor is actually more than I want.

I don't need all functions which are in the rich-text editor.

The rich-text editor has too many functions which make it difficult to understand. Forthermore some of javascript code of it is encripted.

I just need a yellow colored box in the text inside the textarea.

I don't need the synchronized function.
I just need a yellow colored box.

And if I click the submit button.

I just want the data passing '(1)This is inside a no colored box area.

<div class="yellow_box">(2)This sentence is inside a yellow colored box.</div>

(3)This is inside a no colored box.'


I like to do it with your help.

joonstar
04-22-2005, 09:07 AM
Why are you using a textarea for this?
I can't explain the complex my own reasons for it.

So I like to explain it very simply.

let's suppose I have the following result.


kldjdidivhvkjcoeckmckdldpoekdjmcnsdjekdkld
dlfkfigkvbkbmfkfdkfdoifdkfkfirioreoprpolkfdlkfd


in order to modify mf to nh
I have to change it in the textarea.
but it's very difficult to find where is the <font color=red><b>mf</b></font> if the text is very long and there are many text which are bolded and colored.

That is my basic reason.

codegoboom
04-22-2005, 09:37 AM
I believe there is a way to highlight a text range in Internet Explorer... if that's what you're using.

joonstar
04-22-2005, 09:51 AM
I believe there is a way to highlight a text range in Internet Explorer... if that's what you're using.

Yes, I am using IE.

How can I get the way to highlight a text range in IE?

codegoboom
04-22-2005, 10:30 AM
How can I get the way to highlight a text range in IE?
Well, there may be more than one way... all documented, at that.

I can't explain the complex my own reasons for it.
You'll need to state the specifics of I/O, because I'm not sure what you're after (guessing it's similar to a find/replace function...).



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