jquery asp.net, stopping postback


I have a text box and I want the user to be able to type in the TextBox and when they hit enter, I want jQuery to make a ajax call to a web method.<br /> The problem is, when user hits the enter, the method is called but then the page refreshes due to the return. I've tried using return false but with no results.

<strong>Here is the code:</strong>

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"> <head runat="server"> <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=7" /> <script type="text/javascript" src="Scripts/jquery-1.4.1.min.js"></script> <script language="javascript"> function serviceCall(getText) { $.ajax({ type: "POST", url: 'ActiveDirectoryAutoFillWebService.asmx/TestMethod', data: "{'getId':'+ getText +'}", contentType: "application/json; charset=utf-8", dataType: "json", success: function (msg) { $("#divResult").html(msg.d); }, error: function (e) { $("#divResult").html("WebSerivce unreachable " + e.name + " " + e.message); } }); // return false; This does not work } function searchKeyPress(e) { if (typeof e == 'undefined' && window.event) { e = window.event; } if (e.keyCode == 13) { serviceCall(e) // return false; This does not work } } </script> </head> <body> <form id="form1" runat="server"> <div id="divResult" style="margin-top: 20px;"></div> <asp:TextBox ID="tbSearchName" runat="server" onKeyPress="searchKeyPress(event); "></asp:TextBox> </form> </body> </html>

If anyone knows how I can accomplish this, please let me know.


Have a look at the following functions on the event object:

<ul><li><a href="http://api.jquery.com/event.stopImmediatePropagation/" rel="nofollow">stopImmediatePropagation</a></li> <li><a href="http://api.jquery.com/event.stopPropagation/" rel="nofollow">stopPropagation</a></li> <li><a href="http://api.jquery.com/event.preventDefault/" rel="nofollow">preventDefault</a></li> </ul>

In your case, you can use


This will stop the default action from happening.


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