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Remove multiple items from listbox in Javascript [Chatakondu Gallery]

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formName: Name of the form
ctrlListBox: Name of the Listbox control

function fnRemoveListItem(formName, ctrlListBox)
if (formName == '')
var formName = document.forms(0).name
obj = eval("document." + formName)

if (confirm("Are you sure you want to remove this item?"))
for (var i=0;i<obj.elements.length;i++)
var e = obj.elements[i];
var elementName =
if (elementName.indexOf(ctrlListBox) >= 0 )
var objctrlListBox = e;
for (var i = 0; i < objctrlListBox.length; i++)
if (objctrlListBox.options[i].selected)
objctrlListBox.remove(objctrlListBox.selectedIndex );
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Richard Cornford
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Suresh wrote:
> if (formName == '')
> var formName = document.forms(0).name

^ ^
Very few browsers understand parenthesise used in a property accessor
context. They all understand bracket notation when used for the task.

> obj = eval("document." + formName)


The use of - eval - is always unnecessary with property accessors. See:-

<URL: >

The logic of the preceding 3 lines could be written as:-

obj = document.forms[(formName || 0)];

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as some newsreaders collapse tabs completely (removing indentation),
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large for reasonable code presentation. Instead tabs should be converted
to a suitable number of spaces prior to positing. It is all covered in
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