We help IT Professionals succeed at work.
Get Started

ModalPopupExtender and form focus problem

DTwined asked
Last Modified: 2013-11-08
I have a textbox and a gridview wrapped up in an asp:UpdatePanel for a ModalPopupExtender that is being activated server-side.

I scan in a barcode and the value is loaded into the gridview.

The problem I am having is after the second barcode is scanned (and another row is added to the gridview) the focus of the webform seems to kind of "disappear". I have to click on the tab button for the text box to gain focus again. I've checked my tabindex and it is correct. I've tried forcing focus but that doesn't work.

When I remove the asp:UpdatePanel and ModalPopupExtender controls the scan, read and loading of the gridview works perfectly.

Any ideas on what could be going on?

ASP.net 3.5

Watch Question
This problem has been solved!
Unlock 1 Answer and 2 Comments.
See Answer
Why Experts Exchange?

Experts Exchange always has the answer, or at the least points me in the correct direction! It is like having another employee that is extremely experienced.

Jim Murphy
Programmer at Smart IT Solutions

When asked, what has been your best career decision?

Deciding to stick with EE.

Mohamed Asif
Technical Department Head

Being involved with EE helped me to grow personally and professionally.

Carl Webster
CTP, Sr Infrastructure Consultant
Ask ANY Question

Connect with Certified Experts to gain insight and support on specific technology challenges including:

  • Troubleshooting
  • Research
  • Professional Opinions
Did You Know?

We've partnered with two important charities to provide clean water and computer science education to those who need it most. READ MORE