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From Dimitrios Kolovos <dskolo...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Velocimacro problem evaluating variable value
Date Mon, 11 Jul 2005 12:10:22 GMT
== operator works fine for strings and offers a more compact syntax than 
equalsIgnoreCase

Dimitrios

Steve O'Hara wrote:

>Chris,
>
>Firstly, your HTML syntax is not correct (selected="selected") but also,
>remember that the "==" causes an object compare - you should force a string
>compare by using the following;
>
>#if($selected.equalsIgnoreCase("Dr")) selected #end
>
>Steve
>
>
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>[mailto:velocity-user-return-16352-sohara=pivotal-solutions.co.uk@jakart
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>Sent: 11 July 2005 12:25
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>Subject: Re: Velocimacro problem evaluating variable value
>
>
>Hi Chris,
>
>Think it might just be that you are missing an '=' sign :
>
>#if($selected == "Dr") selected = "selected" #end
>rather than
>
>#if($selected = "Dr") selected= "selected" #end
>
>Richard
>
>On 7/11/05, Townson, Chris <C.Townson@nature.com> wrote:
>  
>
>>Hi -
>>
>>In my VM_global_library, I have the following simple macro to create a
>>drop-down list of name titles for HTML forms:
>>
>>#*
>>* makeTitlesDropDown
>>*
>>* Macro to create a select + options drop-down list of name titles
>>* Does not include a label for the select box, because we might want this
>>elsewhere
>>* Takes three parameters:
>>* var STRING $id: value of the id for the select box
>>* var STRING $name: value of the name attribute for the select box
>>* var STRING $selected: the name title value to be set as pre-selected
>>*#
>>#macro ( makeTitlesDropDown $id $name $selected )
>><select id="$id" name="$name">
>><option value="Dr"#if($selected = "Dr")
>>selected="selected"#end>Dr</option>
>><option value="Prof"#if($selected = "Prof")
>>selected="selected"#end>Prof</option>
>><option value="Mr"#if($selected = "Mr")
>>selected="selected"#end>Mr</option>
>><option value="Mrs"#if($selected = "Mrs")
>>selected="selected"#end>Mrs</option>
>><option value="Miss"#if($selected = "Miss")
>>selected="selected"#end>Miss</option>
>><option value="Ms"#if($selected = "Ms")
>>selected="selected"#end>Ms</option>
>></select>
>>#end
>>
>>I then call this with the following:
>>#makeTitlesDropDown ( "title" "title" "Mr" )
>>
>>The select list comes out fine, except for the fact that the third
>>parameter
>>- which is used to pre-select a particular option - is not being picked up
>>/
>>evaluated as expected.
>>
>>Is there anything really obvious that I am doing wrong here?? :D
>>
>>Thanks,
>>
>>Chris
>>
>>
>>
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