Dynamically change bgColor of table cell?

Discussion in 'Javascript' started by kj, Feb 11, 2004.

  1. kj

    kj Guest

    Is there a way to dynamically (e.g. upon onClick) change the bgColor
    attribute of a table cell? I tried cell.setAttribute("bgColor",
    someColor), where someColor was a string of the form "#RRGGBB",
    but nothing happened.

    Also, how can I set the mouse cursor to be an arrow when it hovers
    over these table cells? (It's an insertion bar now.)


    kj, Feb 11, 2004
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  2. Try

    cell.style.backgroundColor = '#rrggbb';
    You can use CSS to do this.

    <style type="text/css">
    td {
    cursor: default;

    This will make the cursor display as the default shape (an arrow, usually)
    over all table cells, assuming the cursor property is supported. If you
    want to be more selective, change the selector to include a class.

    Michael Winter, Feb 12, 2004
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  3. kj

    McKirahan Guest

    Will this help?

    <script type="text/javascript">
    function doit(that,what) {
    if (what != "") {
    that.style.cursor = what;
    } else {
    that.style.background = "yellow";
    <table border="1" width="200" height="200">
    <tr valign="top">
    <td id="cell1"
    <br> blah, blah, blah, blah, blah...
    McKirahan, Feb 12, 2004
  4. kj

    McKirahan Guest


    One problem: I get #666 when I should get "black".

    P.S. I modified one line to display the color on the status bar:

    <div id="g1" onmouseout="window.status=''"

    This lets the user see the color without having to click.

    Where did you learn about this vml stuff?
    McKirahan, Feb 12, 2004
  5. kj

    kj Guest

    Thanks. That worked great.

    One tiny remaining problem is that even though the cursor is no
    longer an text insertion cursor, it can select text. If the mouse
    moves slightly when one clicks on a cell, some text gets selected.
    Is there any way to prevent this from happening?


    kj, Feb 12, 2004
  6. kj

    McKirahan Guest


    Sorry for the above message; it was for another thread...
    McKirahan, Feb 12, 2004
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