Newbe - how to add onClick to select option?

I am just learning Ruby.
I created a simple application where an record is added from a “new”
view. Some input fields are defined as a select option (using a
helper). Now I want to add a Javascript function with “onclick”
function. How can I do it?

Helper:

module MypagesHelper
def my_pictures
pictures = [ ‘pic1’, ‘pic2’, ‘pic3’, ‘pic4’,‘pic5’,‘pic6’ ]
pictures_list = pictures.sort
pictures_list.collect{|l| l}
end
end

View:
<% form_for(@mypage) do |f| %>
<%= f.error_messages %>

<%= f.label :backgroud_picture %><br />

<%= f.select :backgroud_picture, my_pictures %>

Thanks,

Zalek

On 3 October 2010 02:09, zalek [email protected] wrote:

I want to add a Javascript function with “onclick”
function. How can I do it?

   <%= f.select :backgroud_picture, my_pictures %>

You probably don’t want onClick; onChange is more likely to be more
usable with a select box, but either way, just add it to the f.select
(here’s an example I’ve used with a select_tag, but the principle’s
the same) :

<%= select_tag("note[notes]", options_for_select([["quick note",

“”], [“no answer”, “Called, no answer”], [“no show”, “Appointment no
show”]]), :onchange => “if(this.value != ‘’ && confirm(‘Create quick
note?’)){this.form.submit()}”) %>

Michael P. wrote:

You probably don’t want onClick; onChange is more likely to be more
usable with a select box, but either way, just add it to the f.select
(here’s an example I’ve used with a select_tag, but the principle’s
the same) :

<%= select_tag("note[notes]", options_for_select([["quick note",

“”], [“no answer”, “Called, no answer”], [“no show”, “Appointment no
show”]]), :onchange => “if(this.value != ‘’ && confirm(‘Create quick
note?’)){this.form.submit()}”) %>

The onClick event is inconsistent between browsers when used on a select
tag.

However, that being said, it’s time to start using Unobtrusive
JavaScript (UJS) techniques. It’s the way Rails 3 does it, and it’s time
for us all to start doing it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unobtrusive_JavaScript

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