Opened 10 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

#14274 closed defect (patchwelcome)

dojox.mdnd prevents TextBox.selectOnClick working in IE when input is in Dialog

Reported by: tjahelka Owned by: jfcunat
Priority: blocker Milestone: tbd
Component: Dojox Version: 1.6.1
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:


I have a dialog that contains a form and many input fields. I've set the selectOnClick property to true for the TextBox/ValidationTextBox? fields. If I run in FF or Chrome, then the text in the control is highlighted when the control gains focus, however it does not work in IE 7 or 8. Fields are defined as:

dataField = new dijit.form.TextBox?({

id:fieldId, title: fieldDeffield?, required:true, selectOnClick:true, style:"width:250px"


I've done some further research and discovered that the content on the main HTML page is somehow impacting this behavior. For example, if I have a very simple HTML page with just a button, when the dialog is opened the selectOnClick works in all browsers. If my HTML page contains any type of container (GridContainer?, BorderContainer?, etc.) selectOnClick stops working in IE.

Example of JSFiddle and attached as html

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Change History (11)

Changed 10 years ago by tjahelka

Attachment: dialogWithForm.html added

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by Douglas Hays

Milestone: 1.6.2tbd

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by Douglas Hays

It does work correctly on IE9

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by Douglas Hays

Component: Dijit - FormDnD
Owner: changed from Douglas Hays to Eugene Lazutkin

This line in dojox/mdnd/Moveable.js is blocking text selection on any BODY child while the mouse is down without checking the mousedown target:

this._selectStart = dojo.connect(dojo.body(), "onselectstart", dojo.stopEvent);

comment:4 Changed 10 years ago by bill

Summary: TextBox selectOnClick not working in IE when input is in Dialogdojox.mdnd prevents TextBox.selectOnClick working in IE when input is in Dialog

comment:5 Changed 10 years ago by Colin Snover

Priority: highblocker

Bulk update of open ticket priorities.

comment:6 Changed 10 years ago by gstefani

Just in case it helps, I think this is a more generic bug, and it might be related with the issue reported on #14727 the focus problem happens also with plain html elements.

The following fiddle shows the case, I tried to put the minimum piece of code for reproducing the error

Steps for reproducing the error

  1. In Firefox 10, open the fiddle
  2. Enter something in the textbox
  3. Using your mouse, try to select part of the text you have entered in step 2. You can not.

Now the weird stuff:

  • If you change the "draggable" property to false everything works.
  • If you remove the draggable property completely (then it will be true because that is the default value), the dialog is draggable and you do can select text correctly.
  • If you set draggable to true explicitily, which should be exactly as the previous case, then you can not select part of the text you have entered in the textbox

So, at this point would be enough to not overwrite the default value, BUT, on dojox Dialog, the draggable feature does not work unless you set the property to true explicity. The default value does not work. So, if you need a draggabale dojox Dialog, there is no possible combination of options.

comment:7 Changed 10 years ago by gstefani

In my local copy of dojo, I just changed the default value of the draggable option for dojox Dialog and now everything seems to work:

// draggable: Boolean
// Make the pane draggable. Differs from dijit.Dialog by setting default to false
   draggable: true, // simply over-ride the default from dijit.Dialog

But I guess it is overwritting the default value of the dijit Dialog for a reason....

comment:8 Changed 10 years ago by Eugene Lazutkin

Component: DnDDojox
Owner: changed from Eugene Lazutkin to tjahelka
Status: newpending

I am not an owner of dojox.mdnd. Please assign to one of these guys:

  • Erwan Morvillez (emorvillez),
  • Jean-Jacques Patard (jjpatard),
  • Jeff Cunat (jfcunat)

comment:9 Changed 10 years ago by bill

Owner: changed from tjahelka to jfcunat
Status: pendingassigned

comment:10 Changed 9 years ago by bill

Resolution: patchwelcome
Status: assignedclosed

The mdnd code seems abandoned. Closing ticket unless a patch is supplied.

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