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Add autofocus dynamically

Add autofocus dynamically

Add autofocus dynamically

I have two input fields. Only one will be visible on the screen at once.

I control which one is visible with variable (Model.Step). If Model.Step = "0", the UserId field shows. If Model.Step = 2, the SecurityAnswer shows and the UserId is hidden.

UserID, already has the autofocus attribute on the input element.

When I press the submit the page will redisplay with the UserId hidden and the SecurityAnswer visible. But the SecurityAnswer does not have focus.

I tried the following:


if (currentStep == "2")

If I F12 the screen the UserId now does not have the autofocus attribute and the SecurityAnswer does. But the SecurityAnswer still does not have focus.

I assume this is because the IE has already determined what has focus before the attribute gets changed.

Is there a way to make this work with JQuery?



RE: Add autofocus dynamically



RE: Add autofocus dynamically

That will work.

But I don't need to add the autofocus attribute if I use .focus().



RE: Add autofocus dynamically

your question is not clear.

are you asking how to change the autofocus attribute or how to focus on a field?

changing the autofocus attribute is done as i have posted. however the browser looks at this only on load; so it is largely pointless unless you are using the attribute for another co-purpose (qua selector for example).

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