Cannot stop window scrolling to top when postback occurs in modal window

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  1. Bex
    Bex avatar
    53 posts
    Member since:
    Jul 2011

    Posted 13 Jul 2012 Link to this post


    I have a very large rad grid and when a user clicks edit on the grid I make a radwindow pop up from the code behind (the reason I do it from the code behind is because I need to do some serverside stuff to populate the radwindow).
    This works fine, but when a button is clicked in the radwindow the page posts back, the window closes and the pages scrolls back to the top. I don't mind the window closing, but I need it to stay at the same scroll position.
    I have tried to add the javascript on this page: but it doesn't work.
    I have wrapped the whole page in an ajax panel and I have just tried added an ajax panel in the rad window, none of which work.

    The radgrid and radwindow are in a user control.
    I'm not sure what else to try?
    Can anyone help?

    I have isolated this into a very basic page and here is my code:

    <%@ Control Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="true" CodeBehind="WebUserControl1.ascx.cs"
        Inherits="TestRadWindow.WebUserControl1" %>
    <%@ Register Assembly="Telerik.Web.UI" Namespace="Telerik.Web.UI" TagPrefix="telerik" %>
    <telerik:RadScriptManager runat="server">
    <script type="text/javascript">
        var body = document.body;
        var docElem = document.documentElement;
        var bodyScrollTop = 0;
        var bodyScrollLeft = 0;
        var docElemScrollTop = 0;
        var docElemScrollLeft = 0;
        function OnClientBeforeClose(sender, args) {
            bodyScrollTop = body.scrollTop;
            bodyScrollLeft = body.scrollLeft;
            docElemScrollTop = docElem.scrollTop;
            docElemScrollLeft = docElem.scrollLeft;
        function OnClientClose() {
            setTimeout(function () {
                body.scrollTop = bodyScrollTop;
                body.scrollLeft = bodyScrollLeft;
                docElem.scrollTop = docElemScrollTop;
                docElem.scrollLeft = docElemScrollLeft;
            }, 30);
        function OpenWnd() {
    <telerik:RadAjaxPanel runat="server">
        <telerik:RadWindowManager runat="Server" ID="RadWindowManager1" EnableViewState="false">
                <telerik:RadWindow runat="server" ID="winEdit" Width="300px" Height="450px" ReloadOnShow="true"
                    ShowContentDuringLoad="false" Modal="True" Behaviors="Close, Move" VisibleTitlebar="true"
                    VisibleStatusbar="false" AutoSize="True" KeepInScreenBounds="True" OnClientBeforeClose="OnClientBeforeClose"
                        <asp:Button runat="server" ID="btnSave" Text="button" />
        <telerik:RadGrid runat="server" ID="grdTest" AutoGenerateColumns="False" EnableLinqExpressions="False"
            OnNeedDataSource="grdTest_NeedDataSource" Width="200px" CellSpacing="0" GridLines="None">
                    <telerik:GridBoundColumn runat="server" DataField="Id" />
                            <asp:LinkButton runat="server" ID="lnkEdit" OnClick="lnkEdit_Click" Text="Edit" />

    My user control code behind:
    protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
           protected void grdTest_NeedDataSource(object sender, GridNeedDataSourceEventArgs e)
               List<TestBind> binding = new List<TestBind>();
              for(int i=0;i<=500; i++)
                  TestBind t = new TestBind();
                  t.Id = i;
               grdTest.DataSource = binding;
           protected void lnkEdit_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
               string script = "function f(){var win=$find(\"" + winEdit.ClientID + "\"); " +
                             "; Sys.Application.remove_load(f);}Sys.Application.add_load(f);";
               winEdit.VisibleOnPageLoad = true;
               ScriptManager.RegisterStartupScript(Page, Page.GetType(), "key", script, true);
           class TestBind
               public int Id { get; set; }

    My webform:
    <%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="true" CodeBehind="WebForm1.aspx.cs" Inherits="TestRadWindow.WebForm1" %>
    <%@ Register src="WebUserControl1.ascx" tagname="WebUserControl1" tagprefix="uc1" %>
    <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "">
    <head runat="server">
        <form id="form1" runat="server">
            <uc1:WebUserControl1 ID="WebUserControl11" runat="server" />

    Any help  would be appreciated as I have spent hours on this now.

  2. Dobromir
    Dobromir avatar
    1633 posts

    Posted 16 Jul 2012 Link to this post

    Hi Bex,

    I have already answered your support ticket on the subject. For convenience I will paste my answer here as well.

    The postback that is triggered by the button placed inside RadWindow is due to the fact that RadWindow is a floating element on the page and is direct child of the <form>, thus it is not child of the RadAjaxPanel and it is not a trigger for AsyncPostBack.

    For the described scenario I would suggest you to use RadAjaxManager and add settings for the button to update the grid and the windowmanager and the grid to update itself, e.g.:

    <telerik:RadAjaxManager ID="RadAjaxMaanger1" runat="server">
            <telerik:AjaxSetting AjaxControlID="btnSave">
                    <telerik:AjaxUpdatedControl ControlID="grdTest" />
            <telerik:AjaxSetting AjaxControlID="grdTest">
                    <telerik:AjaxUpdatedControl ControlID="grdTest" />

    By default, RadAjaxManager preserve the page scroll position and you will not need the extra JavaScript. For your convenience I have attached a sample page demonstrating the usage of RadAjaxManager.

    All the best,
    the Telerik team
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  3. Steve
    Steve avatar
    3 posts
    Member since:
    Feb 2007

    Posted 16 Jul 2012 Link to this post

    Thank you!
    That works great! Just added a close bit of javascript to close the window and it works!
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