CGridView keep focus on the control after filtering

You can find the reason why I wrote this article here.

cursorEnd is an extra function that is used to place the cursor at the end of the text field, this can't be done in a cross-browser way without that function.

The first thing to do is register default handlers(filter change and afterAjaxUpdate) and register the cursorEnd function. You can add filter change event anywhere on the page.

// Configure all GridViews in the page
$(function(){
	setupGridView();
});

// Setup the filter(s) controls
function setupGridView(grid)
{
	if(grid==null)
		grid = '.grid-view tr.filters';
	// Default handler for filter change event
	$('input,select', grid).change(function() {
		var grid = $(this).closest('.grid-view');
		$(document).data(grid.attr('id')+'-lastFocused', this.name);
	});
}

// Default handler for beforeAjaxUpdate event
function afterAjaxUpdate(id, options)
{
	var grid = $('#'+id);
	var lf = $(document).data(grid.attr('id')+'-lastFocused');
	// If the function was not activated
	if(lf == null) return;
	// Get the control
	fe = $('[name="'+lf+'"]', grid);
	// If the control exists..
	if(fe!=null)
	{
		if(fe.get(0).tagName == 'INPUT' && fe.attr('type') == 'text')
			// Focus and place the cursor at the end
			fe.cursorEnd();
		else
			// Just focus
			fe.focus();
	}
	// Setup the new filter controls
	setupGridView(grid);
}

// Place the cursor at the end of the text field
jQuery.fn.cursorEnd = function()
{
	return this.each(function(){
		if(this.setSelectionRange)
		{
			this.focus();
			this.setSelectionRange(this.value.length,this.value.length);
		}
		else if (this.createTextRange) {
			var range = this.createTextRange();
			range.collapse(true);
			range.moveEnd('character', this.value.length);
			range.moveStart('character', this.value.length);
			range.select();
		}
		return false;
	});
}

After that, add this property to your CGridView:

'afterAjaxUpdate'=>'afterAjaxUpdate',

And that's it, you should still have the focus in the field after filtering ;)

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Created on: Feb 22, 2012
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