Re: JavaScript or Asp, Set Focus to Table or Heading or Label Or something?

  • From: "Richard Thomas" <rthomas@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2007 14:48:18 -0400

Hi Arnold:
I haven't tried moving the ValidationSummary control around.  I used it so I 
could get the PopUp box and then hid the Summary control itself.  
The Validation Control sets focus to the Error TextBox so if there is an error 
I get the PopUp message, hit ok and am placed in the offending TextBox.
If you want the complete list of errors in the Summary Control I should imagine 
you could move it around.  You may have to templatize it if you can do that.  
If you are not sure about how to do that I'll take a look see.
I just found messing with the SummaryControl a pain going back and forth 
between it and the various TextBoxes that may have had errors so just made it 
Rick Farmington Mich. USA
With focus set to the Validation Error Control
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Arnold Bailey 
  To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2007 12:35 PM
  Subject: Re: JavaScript or Asp, Set Focus to Table or Heading or Label Or 


  I'm interested in the same issue. I'm using and would like the 
validationsummary to be placed above the form, so that the user will have a 
list of the errors.  I can't figure out how to do this.  I thought of the idea 
of setting focus to the error list as an alternative. I hope someone can give 
an insight into the best way to present form errors with to persons who 
are using jaws.


  On 10/22/07, Richard Thomas < rthomas@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
    Hi Guys:
    I have  set focus to controls in a WebPage using JavaScript, Asp Focus and 
a Recursive function through a nested control.  All these set focus to 
TextBoxes, TreeViewNodes or other input items.  I would like to set focus to a 
point just prior to some of these controls so the Screen reader will read the 
control's text with the first down arrow instead of having to back up and read 
the text.  Is there a way to define a field or somethingg that will not read as 
anything but act as an input field so I can set focus to it?
    I tried a anchor tag but no go. 
    Thanks for any ideas:
    Rick Farmington Mich. USA


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