Opened 11 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

#12658 closed defect (wontfix)

setting focus on filtering select on page load

Reported by: gerhard presser Owned by: Douglas Hays
Priority: low Milestone: 1.8
Component: Dijit - Form Version: 1.6.0
Keywords: filteringselect focus Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:


hi, calling


inside a


doesn't focus the widget in ie8! I tried it with firefox 3/4, ie7 - it works.

deferring the call via window.setTimeout() seems to be a workaround for this problem.

working: defect:

environment: Browser type: internet explorer Browser version: 8 OS and OS Version: windows 7



Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by Douglas Hays

I'm not sure we promise that you can call focus() from addOnLoad. The browser is still processing (like scrolling the window to the previous spot on a page refresh) after addOnLoad is called. IE has always maintained that you should never change focus during another event handler.

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by bill

Does it work if you do it in a setTimeout?

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comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by gerhard presser

using setTimeout seems to solve the problem - sometimes ;-) it still seems to be a timing(?) issue.

viewing this page on ie8, sometimes focues the filteringselect, sometimes, the select seems focused (outer border is darker), but there's no cursor visible.

comment:4 Changed 11 years ago by Douglas Hays

Milestone: tbd1.8
Priority: normallow

comment:5 Changed 11 years ago by Douglas Hays

Using the setTimeout works well in IE9. IE8 seems confused by the dynamic INPUT. Adding this after your focus call allow it to work in IE8 everytime:
dijit.selectInputText(dijit.byId("myFilteringSelect").textbox, 0, 0);
I can't add this to focus() as a default since it'll reposition the input caret to the start which will be undesirable, except on page load. Since this seems like an IE8 specific bug and there's an easy workaround, and I can't see a way to fix this just for IE8 in the dijit code, this appears to be a wontfix.

comment:6 Changed 11 years ago by Douglas Hays

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed
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