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john dsouzajohn dsouza 

pass value of inputText to controller from visualforce page

Hello
I have a visual force page purely designed using HTML5.
I have a inputText field called email stored inside a custom object preferences.

If the value in the inputText field changes then I want to capture the changed value into my apex controller for further processing.

Here is what I am trying to achieve.
public class mycontroller {

 public String fanEmail{get;set;}
}

<apex:page controller="mycontroller docType="html-5.0">
<body>
<div class="form-group label-floating">
 <apex:form
  <label class="control-label">EMAIL *</label>
   <apex:inputText value="{!Email}" id="memail" 
                              onchange="doSearch()';" 
                             styleClass="form-control"/>
           </div>
 <apex:commandButton value="SAVE CHANGES" action="{!btn_profile_saveChanges}" styleClass="btn btn-success"/>

</apex:form>
</apex:page>
I know that we can use onchange event of <apex:inputText> to achieve this and create a javascript but not sure how to proceed further.

any help will be rewarded.

Thanks
JohnD
 
john dsouzajohn dsouza
Hello
since vf page is an HTML based is it possible to use <apex:inputHidden>,
if yes, pls explain.

thanks
JohnD
Malni Chandrasekaran 2Malni Chandrasekaran 2
John,
Please try 
  <apex:inputText value="{!fanEmail}" id="memail"    // input text value should match your controller variable name to bind.

Yes, you can use <apex:inputHidden> to hide any inputtext field.

Please mark it as Solved if it answers your question.
Thanks
john dsouzajohn dsouza
Hi
I am doing something like this

public String C1Email{get;set;}

In the vf page:
 <apex:inputHidden value="{!C1Email}" id="changedemail"/>
     <apex:inputText value="{!C1Email}" id="memail" styleClass="form-control"/>
  <script type="text/javascript">
      var hiddenfield=document.getElementById('{!$Component.PrefForm}').elements['{!$Component.changedemail}'].value;
      alert(hiddenfield);
      </script>
I am not getting the alert, what I require is whatever email I enter in inputText it should be captured in inputHidden field then from apex controller I will retrieve it.

pls note in vf page , <apex:form id="PrefForm">

please let me know how to proceed further.

thanks
johnD
Malni Chandrasekaran 2Malni Chandrasekaran 2
John,
Please try
var hiddenfield=document.getElementById('{!$Component.PrefForm.changedemail}').value;

if you have page block or any content tags, please include that Id before input field id (changedemail)

Hope this helps!