List bullets invisible in IE8 until mouse hover

3 posts, 1 answers
  1. dstj
    dstj avatar
    82 posts
    Member since:
    Oct 2006

    Posted 07 Dec 2009 Link to this post


    Here's the problematic situation. I've got a very simple UL list in a RadToolTip. In IE8, the list bullets do not appear until I move my cursor over the tooltip. No CSS is applied to the tooltip or list.

    Attached are two images: initial rendering (before the mouse hovers the tooltip) and after.

    In classic MS way, the problem is only with IE8. Firefox, Safari and Chrome appear to behave correctly.

       <asp:Button ID="btnTooltip" runat="server" Text="ToolTip" /> 
       <telerik:RadToolTip ID="RadToolTip1" runat="server" TargetControlID="btnTooltip"
             <li>item 1</li> 
             <li>item 2</li> 
             <li>item 3</li> 

    Can you please provide a fix or workaround?


    using version 2009.3.1103.35
  2. Answer
    Martin avatar
    585 posts

    Posted 08 Dec 2009 Link to this post

    Hi dstj,

    Unfortunately, this is a bug with IE8, and although I have tried several approaches that usually fix this kind of layout problems (yes, I think that it is somehow related to the infamous hasLayout property of MSIE, although it has been fixed in version 8, or at least they say it is fixed) - display: inline, zoom: 1, etc I did not have any luck.

    What I can suggest:

    Use non-repeatable background images with left padding for bullets (you will need to set list-style: none to the UL and LIs if you use this approach) - this will work in all browsers flawlessly. Do not use list-style-background: url(), because it will fail in IE again.

    ... or:

    Use the X-UA meta tag to trigger the IE7 rendering engine on users with IE8 - not a quite good approach at all, but useful sometimes.

    I am really sorry I am not to help, but as I said - the issue is related to the browser rather than with RadToolTip or the way it works.


    Martin Ivanov
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  3. Gaston
    Gaston avatar
    1 posts
    Member since:
    Sep 2014

    Posted 26 Sep 2014 in reply to Martin Link to this post

    I had a similar problem when i set the list-style-position: inside  to the <LI>. I moved them outside and worked. Not sure it will work but you could try that.
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