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From "James Mitchell" <jmitc...@telocity.com>
Subject RE: Can " format strings" be used with html:text input fields
Date Tue, 29 Oct 2002 22:37:59 GMT
That's a great idea.

James Mitchell
Software Engineer/Struts Evangelist
http://www.open-tools.org

"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not
sure about the former."
- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Karr, David [mailto:david.karr@attws.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, October 29, 2002 5:35 PM
> To: 'Struts Users Mailing List'
> Subject: RE: Can " format strings" be used with html:text input fields
>
>
> Just thinking out loud, for future's sake, but would it be useful if the
> "input" tags could optionally take their value from the body content?  If
> "value" was set, it would use that, but if not set, it would use the body
> content.  That would allow something like this:
>
> <html:text property="LHO_AppraisedPrice">
>  <bean:write property="LHO_AppraisedPrice" format="$###,###,###.00" />
> </html:text>
>
> It looks a little silly because of the repeated property value, but it
> allows you to use the full functionality of "html:text".
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: James Mitchell [mailto:jmitchtx@telocity.com]
> > Sent: Tuesday, October 29, 2002 2:24 PM
> > To: Struts Users Mailing List
> > Subject: RE: Can " format strings" be used with html:text input fields
> >
> >
> >
> > Here's a quick work-around:
> >
> > <input type="text" name="LHO_AppraisedPrice" value="<bean:write
> > name="overviewForm"
> >             property="LHO_AppraisedPrice"
> >             format="$###,###,###.00" />">
> >
> >
> > James Mitchell
> > Software Engineer/Struts Evangelist
> > http://www.open-tools.org
> >
> > "Only two things are infinite, the universe and human
> > stupidity, and I'm not
> > sure about the former."
> > - Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
> >
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Norman Klein [mailto:norman.klein@first-franklin.com]
> > > Sent: Tuesday, October 29, 2002 2:57 PM
> > > To: 'struts-user@jakarta.apache.org'
> > > Subject: Can " format strings" be used with html:text input fields
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Currently we use "format strings" to control the display
> > output of our
> > > financial fields for bean:write output statements.
> > >
> > > 	bean:write name="overviewForm" property="LHO_AppraisedPrice"
> > > format="$###,###,###.00" />
> > >
> > > This "format string" ensures that thousands and hundred
> > thousands values
> > > automatically have the appropriate number of commas
> > inserted and that the
> > > value ends with ".00". Is there a similiar clean way to do this with
> > > "<html:text" fields. It won't recognize a "format"
> > attribute and I would
> > > prefer to keep all formatting in the JSP file and out of
> > the corresponding
> > > action.
> > > ex.
> > > 	<html:text property="LHO_AppraisedPrice" />
> > >
> > > Thanks, Norman
> > >
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