Toggling Default Value of Textbox on Focus

You might have noticed the textboxes on most of good looking sites that have some default value written in them. When you click on the textbox, it becomes blank but as the focus loses, the default value again appends to the text box. Well this is a simple trick with JavaScript. Lets see the code for performing this trick.

Check this out :

The lines that do the trick:

<input type="textbox" id="text" value="Click here..." class="text" />

<script language="javascript">
var t = document.getElementById('text');
t.onfocus = hideText;
t.onblur = showText;

function hideText()
if(this.value == this.defaultValue){
this.value = ''; = '#666666';

function showText()
if(this.value == ''){
this.value = this.defaultValue; = '#cccccc';
color: #cccccc;
background-color: #FFFFFF;
-moz-border-radius: 6px 6px 6px 6px;
border: 2px solid #DFDFDF;
font-size: 1.7em;
line-height: 100%;
outline: medium none;
padding: 3px 4px;
width: 300px;

Written by Arvind Bhardwaj

Arvind is a certified Magento 2 expert with more than 10 years of industry-wide experience.


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