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Update 7/28/2010: I just wrote a new version of this article using jQuery. You can find the new article here.
It's a common scenario to display an HTML table with items, like products, employees and so on, and then link each item to a detail page where you can display the full details of this item.
Often when people try to implement this behavior, they try to add an HTML link to each table cell, like this:
<table> <tr> <td><a href="Details.asp">John</a></td> <td><a href="Details.asp">Doe</a></td> </tr> </table>
The disadvantage of this method is that not the entire table cell is linked, but just the text in that cell. You also need to add a lot of extra code to make each cell clickable.
On each <tr> element I have added the onclick attribute that calls the DoNav method. This will take the user to a new page whenever the user has clicked somewhere in the table row. To change the color of the rows when the mouse hovers over the table, I have also added the onmouseover and onmouseout attributes that call the ChangeColor method to change the background color of the table row.
You can check out a working example of this code. In the example I also added a bit of CSS to influence the borders of the table, so each row has a nice thin black border at the top and bottom side, but not between the columns on the left and right side. Look at the source of the page in the browser to see how it is done.
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