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writeStateSelect(formVar, abbreviate, addCanada[, selectedVal][, cssclass])

Last updated January 6, 2009

author

Tony Felice

Version: 0 | Requires: CF5 | Library: UtilityLib

Description:
Easily create state select dropdowns. Using various combinations of attributes, you can create full-text state names, abbreviated names, add Canadian provinces, specify a selected value, or define a css class for the field to use

Return Values:
Returns a string.

Example:

<cfoutput>writeStateSelect("statefld",1,1,"","myclass") produces:<br /> #writeStateSelect("statefld",1,1,"","myclass")#</cfoutput>

Parameters:

Name Description Required
formVar Name of form field to create. Yes
abbreviate If true, abbreviations are used. Yes
addCanada If true, adds Canadian provicnes. Yes
selectedVal Specifies which value to pre-select. No
cssclass CSS class to use in generated form field. No

Full UDF Source:

/**
 * Easily creates a state select dropdown/
 * 
 * @param formVar 	 Name of form field to create. (Required)
 * @param abbreviate 	 If true, abbreviations are used. (Required)
 * @param addCanada 	 If true, adds Canadian provicnes. (Required)
 * @param selectedVal 	 Specifies which value to pre-select. (Optional)
 * @param cssclass 	 CSS class to use in generated form field. (Optional)
 * @return Returns a string. 
 * @author Tony Felice (sites@breckcomm.com) 
 * @version 0, January 6, 2009 
 */
function writeStateSelect(formVar,abbreviate,addCanada){
	var abbrevList = "AL,AK,AZ,AR,CA,CO,CT,DE,DC,FL,GA,HI,ID,IL,IN,IA,KS,KY,LA,ME,MD,MA,MI,MN,MS,MO,MT,NE,NV,NH,NJ,NM,NY,NC,ND,OH,OK,OR,PA,RI,SC,SD,TN,TX,UT,VT,VA,WA,WV,WI,WY";
	var nameList = "Alabama,Alaska,Arizona,Arkansas,California,Colorado,Connecticut,Delaware,District of Columbia,Florida,Georgia,Hawaii,Idaho,Illinois,Indiana,Iowa,Kansas,Kentucky,Louisiana,Maine,Maryland,Massachusetts,Michigan,Minnesota,Mississippi,Missouri,Montana,Nebraska,Nevada,New Hampshire,New Jersey,New Mexico,New York,North Carolina,North Dakota,Ohio,Oklahoma,Oregon,Pennsylvania,Rhode Island,South Carolina,South Dakota,Tennessee,Texas,Utah,Vermont,Virginia,Washington,West Virginia,Wisconsin,Wyoming";
	var provCodeList = ",---,AB,BC,MB,NB,NL,NT,NS,NU,ON,PE,QC,SK,YT";
	var provList = ",-- CANADIAN PROVINCES --,Alberta,British Columbia,Manitoba,New Brunswick,Newfoundland and Labrador,Northwest Territories,Nova Scotia,Nunavut,Ontario,Prince Edward Island,Quebec,Saskatchewan,Yukon";
	var selectedVal = "";
	var cssclass="none";
	var stateSelect = "";
	if (ArrayLen(arguments) gt 3){
		selectedVal = arguments[4];
	}
	if(ArrayLen(arguments) gt 4){
		cssclass = arguments[5];
	}
	if(addCanada eq 1){
		abbrevList = abbrevList & provCodeList;
		nameList = nameList & provList;
	}
	stateSelect = "<select name=""" & formVar & """ class=""" & cssclass & """>";
	if(abbreviate){
		stateSelect = stateSelect & "<option value=""0""></option>";
	}else{
		stateSelect = stateSelect & "<option value=""0"">Select State" & iif(addCanada eq 1,DE(" or Province"),DE("")) & "</option>";
	}
	for(i = 1;i lte listLen(abbrevList);i=i+1){
		stateSelect = stateSelect & "<option value=""" & listGetAt(abbrevList,i) & """ " & iif(selectedVal eq listGetAt(abbrevList,i),DE("selected"),DE("")) & ">" & iif(abbreviate eq 1,DE(listGetAt(abbrevList,i)),DE(listGetAt(nameList,i)))  & "</option>";
	}
	stateSelect = stateSelect & "</select>";
	
	return stateSelect;
}
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