Clone the Value of a TextBox as the User Types in it using jQuery

I recently saw a question on the forums where a user wanted to clone the value of a textbox contents into another, as he typed in it. Here’s how to achieve this requirement:

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<
head>
<
title>Clone the Value of a TextBox as the User Types in it</title>
<
script src="http://code.jquery.com/jquery-latest.js"
type="text/javascript"></script>
<
script type="text/javascript">
$(function() {
$("#tb1").keyup(function() {
var txtClone = $(this).val();
$("#tb2").val(txtClone);
});
});
</script>
</
head>
<
body>
<
input id="tb1" type="text" />
<
input id="tb2" type="text" />
</
body>
</
html>



To do it an ASP.NET Page

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<
head id="Head1" runat="server">
<
title>Clone the Value of a TextBox as the User Types in it</title>
<
script type='text/javascript'
src='http://jqueryjs.googlecode.com/files/jquery-1.3.2.min.js'>
</
script>

<
script type="text/javascript">
$(function() {
$('input[id$=tb1]').keyup(function() {
var txtClone = $(this).val();
$('input[id$=tb2]').val(txtClone);
});
});
</script>
</
head>
<
body>
<
form id="form1" runat="server">
<
div>
<
asp:TextBox ID="tb1" runat="server" /><br />
<
asp:TextBox ID="tb2" runat="server" />
</
div>
</
form>
</
body>
</
html>

Observe how I am using ('input[id$=tb1]' in an ASP.NET page. Using this technique makes it easy to find a control in a MasterPage scenario.

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About The Author

Suprotim Agarwal
Suprotim Agarwal, ASP.NET Architecture MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Professional) works as an Architect Consultant and provides consultancy on how to design and develop Web applications.

Suprotim is also the founder and primary contributor to DevCurry, DotNetCurry and SQLServerCurry. He is the Editor of a Developer Magazine called DNC Magazine. He has also written two EBooks 51 Recipes using jQuery with ASP.NET Controls. and The Absolutely Awesome jQuery CookBook

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