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

  • From: "Arnold Bailey" <arnoldbail@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2007 16:12:27 -0400

Hi Rick,

I can't seem to get the messagebox to popup on an error. That is why I
fooled around with the summary. I thought it might be a firefox issue; but,
it doesn't show on IE either. This is my statement:

HeaderText="You must enter a value in the following fields:"

I do have a routine called onclick of the submit button.

Is there something I'm missing?


On 10/23/07, Richard Thomas <rthomas@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>  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 invisible.
> Rick Farmington Mich. USA
> With focus set to the Validation Error Control
> ----- Original Message -----
> *From:* Arnold Bailey <arnoldbail@xxxxxxxxx>
> *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 something?
> Rick,
> 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 asp.netto 
> persons who are using jaws.
> Arnold
> 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
> >
> --
> Arnold


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