I have a table with rows, i want to highlight the selected row to do some actions on it. I used onRowClick and give it background color, but if i click on anothe row, it highlight two rows .. how to clear the last style or just highlight single row !

here is my code in VF

<apex:pageBlockTable id="countriesTable" 
                     onRowClick="style.backgroundColor='yellow'" >

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You need to "notice" somehow the last clicked row and then if a next one is clicked just clear the background color of that row:

var lastRow;
function highlight(elem){
    if(lastRow != undefined)
        lastRow.style.backgroundColor = 'white';

    elem.style.backgroundColor = 'yellow';
    lastRow = elem;

<apex:pageBlockTable value="{!list1}" var="item" rules="rows" id="myTable1" onRowClick="highlight(this);">
    <apex:column value="{!item.id}"/>
    <apex:column value="{!item.name}"/>
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  • Thank you @mast0r, but could you help me in this issue, after highlighting row, i used actionSupport with event onRowClick to define a parameter <apex:param ..>, but does not work because there is tow events "onRowClick" .. Could you help me ? – user3003810 Mar 31 '14 at 13:09
  • Your intelligence leaves me dumbfounded yet again! Kudos! – Sam Jul 10 '14 at 12:49

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