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    Question ActiveX alerts

    I want to use this date picker for my web form but IE returns an error (To protect your security, IE has restricted this file from showing active content that could access your computer...). I don't want my users to lower their browser settings below MED. Does anyone have any suggestions how to eliminate the error?

    I am a newbie who copied this free script so please be gentle with your answers.

    Thanks in advance

    HTML Code:
    <code>
    var datePickerDivID = "datepicker";
    var iFrameDivID = "datepickeriframe";
    
    var dayArrayShort = new Array('Su', 'Mo', 'Tu', 'We', 'Th', 'Fr', 'Sa');
    var dayArrayMed = new Array('Sun', 'Mon', 'Tue', 'Wed', 'Thu', 'Fri', 'Sat');
    var dayArrayLong = new Array('Sunday', 'Monday', 'Tuesday', 'Wednesday', 'Thursday', 'Friday', 'Saturday');
    var monthArrayShort = new Array('Jan', 'Feb', 'Mar', 'Apr', 'May', 'Jun', 'Jul', 'Aug', 'Sep', 'Oct', 'Nov', 'Dec');
    var monthArrayMed = new Array('Jan', 'Feb', 'Mar', 'Apr', 'May', 'June', 'July', 'Aug', 'Sept', 'Oct', 'Nov', 'Dec');
    var monthArrayLong = new Array('January', 'February', 'March', 'April', 'May', 'June', 'July', 'August', 'September', 'October', 'November', 'December');
     
    // these variables define the date formatting we're expecting and outputting.
    // If you want to use a different format by default, change the defaultDateSeparator
    // and defaultDateFormat variables either here or on your HTML page.
    var defaultDateSeparator = "/";        // common values would be "/" or "."
    var defaultDateFormat = "mdy"    // valid values are "mdy", "dmy", and "ymd"
    var dateSeparator = defaultDateSeparator;
    var dateFormat = defaultDateFormat;
    
    /**
    This is the main function you'll call from the onClick event of a button.
    Normally, you'll have something like this on your HTML page:
    
    Start Date: <input name="StartDate">
    <input type=button value="select" onclick="displayDatePicker('StartDate');">
    
    That will cause the datepicker to be displayed beneath the StartDate field and
    any date that is chosen will update the value of that field. If you'd rather have the
    datepicker display beneath the button that was clicked, you can code the button
    like this:
    
    <input type=button value="select" onclick="displayDatePicker('StartDate', this);">
    
    So, pretty much, the first argument (dateFieldName) is a string representing the
    name of the field that will be modified if the user picks a date, and the second
    argument (displayBelowThisObject) is optional and represents an actual node
    on the HTML document that the datepicker should be displayed below.
    
    In version 1.1 of this code, the dtFormat and dtSep variables were added, allowing
    you to use a specific date format or date separator for a given call to this function.
    Normally, you'll just want to set these defaults globally with the defaultDateSeparator
    and defaultDateFormat variables, but it doesn't hurt anything to add them as optional
    parameters here. An example of use is:
    
    <input type=button value="select" onclick="displayDatePicker('StartDate', false, 'dmy', '.');">
    
    This would display the datepicker beneath the StartDate field (because the
    displayBelowThisObject parameter was false), and update the StartDate field with
    the chosen value of the datepicker using a date format of dd.mm.yyyy
    */
    function displayDatePicker(dateFieldName, displayBelowThisObject, dtFormat, dtSep)
    {
      var targetDateField = document.getElementsByName (dateFieldName).item(0);
     
      // if we weren't told what node to display the datepicker beneath, just display it
      // beneath the date field we're updating
      if (!displayBelowThisObject)
        displayBelowThisObject = targetDateField;
     
      // if a date separator character was given, update the dateSeparator variable
      if (dtSep)
        dateSeparator = dtSep;
      else
        dateSeparator = defaultDateSeparator;
     
      // if a date format was given, update the dateFormat variable
      if (dtFormat)
        dateFormat = dtFormat;
      else
        dateFormat = defaultDateFormat;
     
      var x = displayBelowThisObject.offsetLeft;
      var y = displayBelowThisObject.offsetTop + displayBelowThisObject.offsetHeight ;
     
      // deal with elements inside tables and such
      var parent = displayBelowThisObject;
      while (parent.offsetParent) {
        parent = parent.offsetParent;
        x += parent.offsetLeft;
        y += parent.offsetTop ;
      }
     
      drawDatePicker(targetDateField, x, y);
    }
    
    
    /**
    Draw the datepicker object (which is just a table with calendar elements) at the
    specified x and y coordinates, using the targetDateField object as the input tag
    that will ultimately be populated with a date.
    
    This function will normally be called by the displayDatePicker function.
    */
    function drawDatePicker(targetDateField, x, y)
    {
      var dt = getFieldDate(targetDateField.value );
     
      // the datepicker table will be drawn inside of a <div> with an ID defined by the
      // global datePickerDivID variable. If such a div doesn't yet exist on the HTML
      // document we're working with, add one.
      if (!document.getElementById(datePickerDivID)) {
        // don't use innerHTML to update the body, because it can cause global variables
        // that are currently pointing to objects on the page to have bad references
        //document.body.innerHTML += "<div id='" + datePickerDivID + "' class='dpDiv'></div>";
        var newNode = document.createElement("div");
        newNode.setAttribute("id", datePickerDivID);
        newNode.setAttribute("class", "dpDiv");
        newNode.setAttribute("style", "visibility: hidden;");
        document.body.appendChild(newNode);
      }
     
      // move the datepicker div to the proper x,y coordinate and toggle the visiblity
      var pickerDiv = document.getElementById(datePickerDivID);
      pickerDiv.style.position = "absolute";
      pickerDiv.style.left = x + "px";
      pickerDiv.style.top = y + "px";
      pickerDiv.style.visibility = (pickerDiv.style.visibility == "visible" ? "hidden" : "visible");
      pickerDiv.style.display = (pickerDiv.style.display == "block" ? "none" : "block");
      pickerDiv.style.zIndex = 10000;
     
      // draw the datepicker table
      refreshDatePicker(targetDateField.name, dt.getFullYear(), dt.getMonth(), dt.getDate());
    }
    
    
    /**
    This is the function that actually draws the datepicker calendar.
    */
    function refreshDatePicker(dateFieldName, year, month, day)
    {
      // if no arguments are passed, use today's date; otherwise, month and year
      // are required (if a day is passed, it will be highlighted later)
      var thisDay = new Date();
     
      if ((month >= 0) && (year > 0)) {
        thisDay = new Date(year, month, 1);
      } else {
        day = thisDay.getDate();
        thisDay.setDate(1);
      }
     
      // the calendar will be drawn as a table
      // you can customize the table elements with a global CSS style sheet,
      // or by hardcoding style and formatting elements below
      var crlf = "\r\n";
      var TABLE = "<table cols=7 class='dpTable'>" + crlf;
      var xTABLE = "</table>" + crlf;
      var TR = "<tr class='dpTR'>";
      var TR_title = "<tr class='dpTitleTR'>";
      var TR_days = "<tr class='dpDayTR'>";
      var TR_todaybutton = "<tr class='dpTodayButtonTR'>";
      var xTR = "</tr>" + crlf;
      var TD = "<td class='dpTD' onMouseOut='this.className=\"dpTD\";' onMouseOver=' this.className=\"dpTDHover\";' ";    // leave this tag open, because we'll be adding an onClick event
      var TD_title = "<td colspan=5 class='dpTitleTD'>";
      var TD_buttons = "<td class='dpButtonTD'>";
      var TD_todaybutton = "<td colspan=7 class='dpTodayButtonTD'>";
      var TD_days = "<td class='dpDayTD'>";
      var TD_selected = "<td class='dpDayHighlightTD' onMouseOut='this.className=\"dpDayHighlightTD\";' onMouseOver='this.className=\"dpTDHover\";' ";    // leave this tag open, because we'll be adding an onClick event
      var xTD = "</td>" + crlf;
      var DIV_title = "<div class='dpTitleText'>";
      var DIV_selected = "<div class='dpDayHighlight'>";
      var xDIV = "</div>";
     
      // start generating the code for the calendar table
      var html = TABLE;
     
      // this is the title bar, which displays the month and the buttons to
      // go back to a previous month or forward to the next month
      html += TR_title;
      html += TD_buttons + getButtonCode(dateFieldName, thisDay, -1, "&lt;") + xTD;
      html += TD_title + DIV_title + monthArrayLong[ thisDay.getMonth()] + " " + thisDay.getFullYear() + xDIV + xTD;
      html += TD_buttons + getButtonCode(dateFieldName, thisDay, 1, "&gt;") + xTD;
      html += xTR;
     
      // this is the row that indicates which day of the week we're on
      html += TR_days;
      for(i = 0; i < dayArrayShort.length; i++)
        html += TD_days + dayArrayShort[i] + xTD;
      html += xTR;
     
      // now we'll start populating the table with days of the month
      html += TR;
     
      // first, the leading blanks
      for (i = 0; i < thisDay.getDay(); i++)
        html += TD + "&nbsp;" + xTD;
     
      // now, the days of the month
      do {
        dayNum = thisDay.getDate();
        TD_onclick = " onclick=\"updateDateField('" + dateFieldName + "', '" + getDateString(thisDay) + "');\">";
        
        if (dayNum == day)
          html += TD_selected + TD_onclick + DIV_selected + dayNum + xDIV + xTD;
        else
          html += TD + TD_onclick + dayNum + xTD;
        
        // if this is a Saturday, start a new row
        if (thisDay.getDay() == 6)
          html += xTR + TR;
        
        // increment the day
        thisDay.setDate(thisDay.getDate() + 1);
      } while (thisDay.getDate() > 1)
     
      // fill in any trailing blanks
      if (thisDay.getDay() > 0) {
        for (i = 6; i > thisDay.getDay(); i--)
          html += TD + "&nbsp;" + xTD;
      }
      html += xTR;
     
      // add a button to allow the user to easily return to today, or close the calendar
      var today = new Date();
      var todayString = "Today is " + dayArrayMed[today.getDay()] + ", " + monthArrayMed[ today.getMonth()] + " " + today.getDate();
      html += TR_todaybutton + TD_todaybutton;
      html += "<button class='dpTodayButton' onClick='refreshDatePicker(\"" + dateFieldName + "\");'>this month</button> ";
      html += "<button class='dpTodayButton' onClick='updateDateField(\"" + dateFieldName + "\");'>close</button>";
      html += xTD + xTR;
     
      // and finally, close the table
      html += xTABLE;
     
      document.getElementById(datePickerDivID).innerHTML = html;
      // add an "iFrame shim" to allow the datepicker to display above selection lists
      adjustiFrame();
    }
    
    
    /**
    Convenience function for writing the code for the buttons that bring us back or forward
    a month.
    */
    function getButtonCode(dateFieldName, dateVal, adjust, label)
    {
      var newMonth = (dateVal.getMonth () + adjust) % 12;
      var newYear = dateVal.getFullYear() + parseInt((dateVal.getMonth() + adjust) / 12);
      if (newMonth < 0) {
        newMonth += 12;
        newYear += -1;
      }
     
      return "<button class='dpButton' onClick='refreshDatePicker(\"" + dateFieldName + "\", " + newYear + ", " + newMonth + ");'>" + label + "</button>";
    }
    
    
    /**
    Convert a JavaScript Date object to a string, based on the dateFormat and dateSeparator
    variables at the beginning of this script library.
    */
    function getDateString(dateVal)
    {
      var dayString = "00" + dateVal.getDate();
      var monthString = "00" + (dateVal.getMonth()+1);
      dayString = dayString.substring(dayString.length - 2);
      monthString = monthString.substring(monthString.length - 2);
     
      switch (dateFormat) {
        case "dmy" :
          return dayString + dateSeparator + monthString + dateSeparator + dateVal.getFullYear();
        case "ymd" :
          return dateVal.getFullYear() + dateSeparator + monthString + dateSeparator + dayString;
        case "mdy" :
        default :
          return monthString + dateSeparator + dayString + dateSeparator + dateVal.getFullYear();
      }
    }
    
    
    /**
    Convert a string to a JavaScript Date object.
    */
    function getFieldDate(dateString)
    {
      var dateVal;
      var dArray;
      var d, m, y;
     
      try {
        dArray = splitDateString(dateString);
        if (dArray) {
          switch (dateFormat) {
            case "dmy" :
              d = parseInt(dArray[0], 10);
              m = parseInt(dArray[1], 10) - 1;
              y = parseInt(dArray[2], 10);
              break;
            case "ymd" :
              d = parseInt(dArray[2], 10);
              m = parseInt(dArray[1], 10) - 1;
              y = parseInt(dArray[0], 10);
              break;
            case "mdy" :
            default :
              d = parseInt(dArray[1], 10);
              m = parseInt(dArray[0], 10) - 1;
              y = parseInt(dArray[2], 10);
              break;
          }
          dateVal = new Date(y, m, d);
        } else if (dateString) {
          dateVal = new Date(dateString);
        } else {
          dateVal = new Date();
        }
      } catch(e) {
        dateVal = new Date();
      }
     
      return dateVal;
    }
    
    
    /**
    Try to split a date string into an array of elements, using common date separators.
    If the date is split, an array is returned; otherwise, we just return false.
    */
    function splitDateString(dateString)
    {
      var dArray;
      if (dateString.indexOf("/") >= 0)
        dArray = dateString.split("/");
      else if (dateString.indexOf(".") >= 0)
        dArray = dateString.split(".");
      else if (dateString.indexOf("-") >= 0)
        dArray = dateString.split("-");
      else if (dateString.indexOf("\\") >= 0)
        dArray = dateString.split("\\");
      else
        dArray = false;
     
      return dArray;
    }
    
    /**
    Update the field with the given dateFieldName with the dateString that has been passed,
    and hide the datepicker. If no dateString is passed, just close the datepicker without
    changing the field value.
    
    Also, if the page developer has defined a function called datePickerClosed anywhere on
    the page or in an imported library, we will attempt to run that function with the updated
    field as a parameter. This can be used for such things as date validation, setting default
    values for related fields, etc. For example, you might have a function like this to validate
    a start date field:
    
    function datePickerClosed(dateField)
    {
      var dateObj = getFieldDate(dateField.value);
      var today = new Date();
      today = new Date(today.getFullYear(), today.getMonth(), today.getDate());
     
      if (dateField.name == "StartDate") {
        if (dateObj < today) {
          // if the date is before today, alert the user and display the datepicker again
          alert("Please enter a date that is today or later");
          dateField.value = "";
          document.getElementById(datePickerDivID).style.visibility = "visible";
          adjustiFrame();
        } else {
          // if the date is okay, set the EndDate field to 7 days after the StartDate
          dateObj.setTime(dateObj.getTime() + (7 * 24 * 60 * 60 * 1000));
          var endDateField = document.getElementsByName ("EndDate").item(0);
          endDateField.value = getDateString(dateObj);
        }
      }
    }
    
    */
    function updateDateField(dateFieldName, dateString)
    {
      var targetDateField = document.getElementsByName (dateFieldName).item(0);
      if (dateString)
        targetDateField.value = dateString;
     
      var pickerDiv = document.getElementById(datePickerDivID);
      pickerDiv.style.visibility = "hidden";
      pickerDiv.style.display = "none";
     
      adjustiFrame();
      targetDateField.focus();
     
      // after the datepicker has closed, optionally run a user-defined function called
      // datePickerClosed, passing the field that was just updated as a parameter
      // (note that this will only run if the user actually selected a date from the datepicker)
      if ((dateString) && (typeof(datePickerClosed) == "function"))
        datePickerClosed(targetDateField);
    }
    
    
    /**
    Use an "iFrame shim" to deal with problems where the datepicker shows up behind
    selection list elements, if they're below the datepicker. The problem and solution are
    described at:
    
    http://dotnetjunkies.com/WebLog/jking/archive/2003/07/21/488.aspx
    http://dotnetjunkies.com/WebLog/jking/archive/2003/10/30/2975.aspx
    */
    function adjustiFrame(pickerDiv, iFrameDiv)
    {
      // we know that Opera doesn't like something about this, so if we
      // think we're using Opera, don't even try
      var is_opera = (navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase().indexOf("opera") != -1);
      if (is_opera)
        return;
      
      // put a try/catch block around the whole thing, just in case
      try {
        if (!document.getElementById(iFrameDivID)) {
          // don't use innerHTML to update the body, because it can cause global variables
          // that are currently pointing to objects on the page to have bad references
          //document.body.innerHTML += "<iframe id='" + iFrameDivID + "' src='javascript:false;' scrolling='no' frameborder='0'>";
          var newNode = document.createElement("iFrame");
          newNode.setAttribute("id", iFrameDivID);
          newNode.setAttribute("src", "javascript:false;");
          newNode.setAttribute("scrolling", "no");
          newNode.setAttribute ("frameborder", "0");
          document.body.appendChild(newNode);
        }
        
        if (!pickerDiv)
          pickerDiv = document.getElementById(datePickerDivID);
        if (!iFrameDiv)
          iFrameDiv = document.getElementById(iFrameDivID);
        
        try {
          iFrameDiv.style.position = "absolute";
          iFrameDiv.style.width = pickerDiv.offsetWidth;
          iFrameDiv.style.height = pickerDiv.offsetHeight ;
          iFrameDiv.style.top = pickerDiv.style.top;
          iFrameDiv.style.left = pickerDiv.style.left;
          iFrameDiv.style.zIndex = pickerDiv.style.zIndex - 1;
          iFrameDiv.style.visibility = pickerDiv.style.visibility ;
          iFrameDiv.style.display = pickerDiv.style.display;
        } catch(e) {
        }
     
      } catch (ee) {
      }
     
    }
    
    </code>

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    Re: ActiveX alerts

    You should'nt worry that much. This alert does'nt appear when your page is on the server already.

    You might also find this reference useful:
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/libr...28(VS.85).aspx

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    Re: ActiveX alerts

    Great, thank you very much for this and the extra info.



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