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How to scroll an ASP.NET control into view after page load using codebehind

, 21 Mar 2005
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This simple function uses JavaScript to scroll any control into view after the page has loaded.

Introduction

In some cases when an ASP.NET page loads the control, you need to focus on is not visible because it is further down the page. I have had numerous occasions when a request variable indicates which item on a long list the user is interested in viewing, this script can help by scrolling the particular item into view.

Code

The following function I have added to a Utils.dll library for general use so is static and needs the current page as a variable.

public class Utils
{
   public static void FocusControlOnPageLoad(string ClientID, 
                                       System.Web.UI.Page page)

   {

      page.RegisterClientScriptBlock("CtrlFocus",

      @"<script> 

      function ScrollView()

      {
         var el = document.getElementById('"+ClientID+@"')
         if (el != null)
         {        
            el.scrollIntoView();
            el.focus();
         }
      }

      window.onload = ScrollView;

      </script>");

   }
}

You can use this as follows:

private void Page_Load(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
{
Utils.FocusControlOnPageLoad(this.yourcontrol.ClientID, this.Page);
}

Hopes this helps someone.

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Ach1lles
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Comments and Discussions

 
QuestionThanks! Pinmembernexsoftware17-Mar-14 7:44 
Question5 Stars PinmemberTuyen Nguyen GB23-Oct-13 5:10 
GeneralMy vote of 5 PinmemberTuyen Nguyen GB23-Oct-13 5:10 
GeneralMy vote of 5 Pinmemberlighthousekeeper5-Apr-13 11:05 
GeneralThanks!! Pinmemberxanderex17-Aug-10 13:26 
GeneralUsing in a Modal Popup PinmemberNate_115-Sep-09 10:32 
GeneralSlightly different scenario PinmemberMihai Drebot12-Apr-08 6:14 
GeneralHorizontal Scroll Pinmembersree473-Aug-05 16:29 
GeneralI had trouble with the window.onload Pinmembertanr16-Mar-05 16:53 
GeneralRe: I had trouble with the window.onload PinmemberAch1lles21-Mar-05 0:07 
GeneralThis is only MSIE specific Pinmemberstp7-Mar-05 23:16 
GeneralRe: This is only MSIE specific PinmemberAch1lles8-Mar-05 0:02 
GeneralActually - no Pinmemberleopfeifenberger3-Mar-05 2:52 
GeneralRe: Actually - no PinmemberAch1lles3-Mar-05 3:14 
GeneralRe: Actually - no Pinmemberleopfeifenberger3-Mar-05 3:32 
GeneralRe: Actually - no PinmemberAch1lles3-Mar-05 3:48 
GeneralRe: Actually - no PinmemberAshaman21-Mar-05 5:06 
GeneralRe: Actually - no Pinmemberlp34421-Mar-05 20:53 

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