Re: Can't getElementById on document.createElement dynamically

Tuesday, October 15, 2013


Glad to read that you've reached closure on this topic.  Good luck with your project, and hope that it's successful.  If you have another programming question, you're welcome to contact me directly if needed. Though, if it's a JavaScript question, I like to share my solutions with everyone .. group learning =)

Good Luck,


On 10/15/2013 12:27 AM, wrote:
Hi Mike:

It turns out that a pop up window is not what I need.  I have used pop up windows when writing code for HTML pages.
I went with a dialog box and got it working.  Once I get one thing working I run into another stumbling block.  I will figure
it out I'm sure.  Thank you for all you replies, they were all helpful especially  the  very first one with the append.
We can mark this topic as closed.

Thank You Again,

On Sunday, October 13, 2013 3:03:13 PM UTC-5, wrote:
On my research it points out that you can not get element by id on an element created dynamically is there anyway around it?
  Here is  what I'm trying to do.  I'm aware that I don't have the createElement(select) in yet.  I was trying to get things working first.

 /**************Create Form******************/
 var element = document.createElement('div');   //parent = "updateCCdialog";
   var parent= element.parentNode;

    element.innerHTML = "Update Credit Card"; = "20px"; = "300px";
    element.setAttribute("style"," border:1px solid #06478c;");
    var nextDiv = document.createElement('div');
    nextDiv.className ="dialogWrapper";
    alert("Appending Divs");
    var regupdateForm=document.createElement('form'); ="";  
    alert("Start of form creation");
    var form_Msg = document.createElement('p');
    var msg_Node =document.createTextNode("Are you sure you want to update this card?");
    var formLabel =document.createElement('label'); ="red";
    formLabel.setAttribute("for", description);
    formLabel.innerHTML = "Card Description: ";
    alert("Start of form creation 0");
    var formInput = document.createElement('input'); = "discription";
    formInput.setAttribute('value', des);
    //formInput.value ="";//getvalue from document.creditCardRegister.description.value;
    formInput.type ="text";
    formInput.required ="true";
    var formLabel2 = document.createElement('label'); ="red";
    //formLabel2.setAttribute("for", expiration);
    formLabel2.innerHTML = "Expiration: ";
    alert("Start of form creation2");
    var formselectMonth =  document.createElement('select'); = "expirationMonth";
    formselectMonth.className = "expirationMonth";
    formselectMonth.setAttribute("style"," width:80px;  align:left; ");
     for(var i = 1; i <= 12; i++){
       var option = document.createElement('option');
         option.appendChild(document.createTextNode('0' + i));
    alert("Start of form creation3");
    var nnextDiv = document.createElement('div');
    nnextDiv.className ="UpdateCreditCardActions";
    var formbuttonUpdate = document.createElement('input');
    formbuttonUpdate.type= "submit";
    var formbuttonCancel =document.createElement('input');
    formbuttonCancel.value ="Cancel";
    alert("Is this appending");
    alert("Is this appending0");
     alert("Is this appending2");
    var formselectYear = document.createElement('select');"experationYear";"expirationYear";
    formselectYear.setAttribute("style"," width:50px;  align:left; ");
     for(var i = 2013; i <= 2024; i++){
            var option = document.createElement('option');
            option.appendChild(document.createTextNode('0' + i));
   alert("Start of form creation4");
   parent.insertBefore(nextDiv, element);  //not working never hits my last alert
   alert("Am I making it to the  end")

Thanking you in advance

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