text_field_with_auto_complete question

This code below will display "Search Friends" in the text box IF {:select => 'friend'} is not there and the ajax call also does not work. Any ideas how to get the text and to disaply and have the ajax call work?

<%= text_field_with_auto_complete :friend, :name,{:select => 'friend'}, :value => "Search Friends", :onfocus => "if (this.value == 'Search Friends') {this.value = '';}",:onblur => "if (this.value == '') {this.value = 'Search Friends';}",           :after_update_element => "function(element,value){" + remote_function(:url => { :controller => 'followerranking', :action => :ajax_add_friend },           :with => "'friend[name]=' + element.value") + "}" %>

What do you mean by "not work"? Check your rails log and see if a request is hitting your app at all.

Did you include something like <%= javascript_include_tag :defaults %> in your layout or view?

Jeff purpleworkshops.com

No. If the “select” statement is in there the ajax :after_update works with the :value=>“”. If it is not then the text displays in the text box for :value=>“”, but the :after_update does not work.