AutoCompleteSaveForm Method

Saves the specified form in the AutoComplete data store.

Syntax

external.AutoCompleteSaveForm(oForm)

Parameters

oForm Required. Object that specifies a reference to a form element.

Return Value

No return value.

Remarks

Use this method to store input type=text and input type=password values to AutoComplete data storage. After information is entered in a form and saved to AutoComplete storage, whenever a user visits a Web site and starts typing in a field with the same name as a stored field, the AUTOCOMPLETE attribute provides an AutoComplete box containing a list of previously stored data.

To enable the AutoComplete feature for forms, choose Internet Options from the Tools menu, click Content , and then click AutoComplete . To disable the feature for individual form controls and entire forms, use the AUTOCOMPLETE attribute.

This method is included in Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 and later. It is not supported in HTML Applications (HTAs).

Example

This example uses the AutoCompleteSaveForm method to save the value of a text field without submitting the form to a server.


<SCRIPT>
function fnSaveForm(){
   window.external.AutoCompleteSaveForm(oForm);
   oForm.AutoCompleteTest.value="";
   oForm.AutoCompleteIgnore.value="";
}
</SCRIPT>
<FORM NAME="oForm">

This text is saved:
<INPUT TYPE="text" NAME="AutoCompleteTest">

This text is not saved:
<INPUT TYPE="text" NAME="AutoCompleteIgnore" AUTOCOMPLETE="off">

</FORM>
<INPUT TYPE=button VALUE="Save Value" onclick="fnSaveForm()">

Code example: http://samples.msdn.microsoft.com/workshop/samples/author/dhtml/refs/AutoCompleteSaveForm.htm

Standards Information

There is no public standard that applies to this method.

Applies To

external

See Also

Using AutoComplete in HTML Forms

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