Tags and Identifiers for getTagFromIdentifierAndTitle Function

To find a control in SharePoint from client side Javascript we normally use the getTagFromIdentifierAndTitle function. The function implementation is as below

function getTagFromIdentifierAndTitle(tagName, identifier, title) {
   var len = identifier.length;
   var tags = document.getElementsByTagName(tagName);
   for (var i = 0; i < tags.length; i++) {
 	var tempString = tags[i].id;
	if (tags[i].title == title && (identifier == "" || 
          tempString.indexOf(identifier) == tempString.length - len))
           return tags[i];
   return null;

Tag is the html tag used to define the control, Identifier is the type of the control and title is the name of the control. Below are basic tag and identifiers of the server side controls.

Control Tag Identifier
Panel div  
Label label  
Button input button
Link Button href  
Hyperlink href  
Image Button input image
Textbox input text
Textbox (Password) input password
Textbox (Multiline) Input textarea
DropDownList select  
Listbox select  
RadioButton input radio
Checkbox input checkbox
File input file

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6 Responses to Tags and Identifiers for getTagFromIdentifierAndTitle Function

  1. imran says:

    What is the tagname and identifier of “hyperlink and picture” field type for “getTagFromIdentifierAndTitle” JAVA Script function

  2. Gary says:

    Rupesh – will this script work for a choice column in a list that allows multiple selections (multiple check boxes)? I have tried several things such as passing in “INPUT” “” “The Column Name”, “INPUT” “checkbox” “The Colum Name”, “INPUT” “” “The Choice Name”, etc., but I can’t get anything to work.

  3. jaswerl says:

    what is the tag and identifier for the date picker

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