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When page loads, How can I go to the bottom of the page?

Posted on 2004-10-27
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2011-10-03
Every time I do a postback my page goes back to the top of the page.  My users have to keep scrolling down.  I have turned on Smart Navagation on my page but that has no effect.  Not sure why either.  My form pulls in alot of user controls.  On each post back it adds another user control to the bottom of the web form.  Thats the control I would want to have focus for lack of a better name.

Anyone got a suggestion on either how to set focus to a paticular User Control or how to make the page go to the bottom when it loads?

Thanks for your time!!!
Question by:accmats
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Expert Comment

ID: 12422261

Put an anchor to the bottom of your page,
<a name="bottom">
and call your page with #bottom at the end.
During the postbacks it should go to bottom anchor.

This might work.

Author Comment

ID: 12422421
what would be the syntax of that #Bottom and would I put that in the page load event?

Expert Comment

ID: 12422488
no, just put after the adress on the link like http://www.nowhere.com/page.aspx#start1
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Expert Comment

ID: 12422812
just use this javascript function:

function scrollToCoordinates() {

call it from body onLoad :

<body onload="javascript:scrollToCoordinates()" MS_POSITIONING="FlowLayout">
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Expert Comment

ID: 12422813
nooo, don't use anchors!  You get the double-click effect when the page loads.  Use Javascript and the ScrollIntoView() function.

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Accepted Solution

YZlat earned 1000 total points
ID: 12422854
add two hidden fields to the page, call then scrollx and scrolly. Then add the following javascript code:

var IE = document.all?true:false;
if (!IE) document.captureEvents(Event.MOUSEMOVE)
document.onmousemove = getMouseXY;

var tempX = 0;
var tempY = 0;
function getMouseXY(e) {
if (IE) { // grab the x-y pos.s if browser is IE
tempX = event.clientX + document.body.scrollLeft;
tempY = event.clientY + document.body.scrollTop;
else {  // grab the x-y pos.s if browser is NS
tempX = e.pageX;
tempY = e.pageY;
if (tempX < 0){tempX = 0;}
if (tempY < 0){tempY = 0;}  
document.Form1.scrollx.value = tempX;
document.Form1.scrolly.value = tempY;

return true;
function scrollToCoordinates() {

Then call scrollToCoordinates from body onLoad:

<body onload="javascript:scrollToCoordinates()" MS_POSITIONING="FlowLayout">

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