Problem with setting emptyText property of TextField

  1. #1

    Problem with setting emptyText property of TextField

    Am I missing something here? I've done a lot of searching in the forums and the solutions I've found haven't worked for me (most of the posts are a few years old so maybe the syntax has changed).

    How do you change the EmptyText property of a TextField in Ext 4.7 using javascript?

    Here is my javascript below... everything else behaves as I would expect it to (so I know I have the function wired up correctly). The only thing not working is the change to emptyText.

    applyEmptyText is throwing a javascript error. If I don't have that line, I don't get any errors, but the emptyText still isn't updated.

    <script type="text/javascript">
    
        var handleRadioChange = function () {
    
            var isNameSearch = App.radioGlobalName.checked;
    
            if (isNameSearch) {
                App.txtPrimarySearch.reset();
                App.txtSecondarySearch.reset();
                App.txtPrimarySearch.emptyText = 'Enter Last Name';
                App.txtPrimarySearch.applyEmptyText();
                App.txtPrimarySearch.setWidth(145);
                App.txtSecondarySearch.show();
            }
            else {
                App.txtPrimarySearch.reset();
                App.txtSecondarySearch.reset();
                App.txtPrimarySearch.emptyText = 'Enter ADID';
                App.txtPrimarySearch.applyEmptyText();
                App.txtPrimarySearch.setWidth(295);
                App.txtSecondarySearch.hide();
            }
    
            App.storeEmployeeList.removeAll();
        }
    
    </script>
  2. #2
    Hello @craigthames!

    Where did you get this applyEmptyText() method from? It does not exist; may have in another version. Did you get this usage from our examples in Examples Explorer? Use setEmptyText(value) instead.
    Fabrício Murta
    Developer & Support Expert
  3. #3
    I'll give that a try. I got the applyEmptyText from a few different suggestions in forum posts. But as I mentioned, those were a little dated, so I figured it might be obsolete.
  4. #4
    Worked like a charm. I'm surprised I didn't find that earlier. Thanks so much for the help!

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