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Disable enter with blank input

Ever encountered a situation wherein you had a form. And when the textbox is empty, and the user clicks the button or presses the enter key, it should do nothing. It should not show any error either. Well here’s a code that does just that..

First you need to include JQuery on your page by: inserting this within the

<script src=""></script>

Here is a Sample Form

<form id="search-form" name="search-form" method="get" action="search.php">
<input type="text" name="uname" id="uname" value="" size='15' maxlength="40">
<input type="password" name="passwd" id="passwd" size='15' maxlength="50">
<input type="submit"name="search-submit" value="Search" />
$('#search-form').submit(function(e) {
if (!$('#uname').val()) {
if (!$('#passwd').val()) {

Please remember.. for this to work, your Form and input fields should have an “id” attribute.


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