combobox is awkward on ipad

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  1. Roger
    Roger avatar
    14 posts
    Member since:
    Aug 2012

    Posted 20 Dec 2012 Link to this post

    OK, maybe everything is awkward on an ipad, but...
    This can be seen on the kendoui web demos for combobox.
    Scroll the page down so that the combobx (t-shirt size) is near the bottom of the screen.
    When you click into the combobox field the keyboard slides up and the screen scrolls up some.
    Click the combobox dropdown arrow button to reveal the menu choices.
    Note that the last choice is below the keyboard. 
    You can't select that last item.
    If you dismiss the keyboard, the menu closes.
    If you try to scroll, the menu closes.
    if you touch one of the menu choices and try to scroll, when you release the new item is selected and the menu closes.

    Would be good i think if touching the screen to scroll didn't immediately close the menu. 
    Consider touching down on a combobox and dragging to scroll the page does not focus the combobox on release. You have to "click tap" it to do that. Seems like that same logic should apply to dismissing the menu.

  2. Georgi Krustev
    Georgi Krustev avatar
    3725 posts

    Posted 21 Dec 2012 Link to this post

    Hello Roger,

    When the user clicks the toggle button (down arrow) then we do not focus the input element. Thus the keyboard does not pop out and the end used can select any of the available items. Unfortunately, in touch devices, like iPad, is hard to support focus of the input and work with popup elements in the same time.

    Georgi Krustev
    the Telerik team
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