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AngularJS Autofocus directive
/**
* the HTML5 autofocus property can be finicky when it comes to dynamically loaded
* templates and such with AngularJS. Use this simple directive to
* tame this beast once and for all.
*
* Usage:
* <input type="text" autofocus>
*
* License: MIT
*/
angular.module('utils.autofocus', [])
.directive('autofocus', ['$timeout', function($timeout) {
return {
restrict: 'A',
link : function($scope, $element) {
$timeout(function() {
$element[0].focus();
});
}
}
}]);
@jolugama
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Thanks!.

@dustinsmith1024
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👍

@zhangnanMoo
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what if $timeout have not controll time it will be?

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https://gist.github.com/kirkstrobeck/599664399dbc23968741

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@Salynne
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Salynne commented Feb 9, 2015

Any chance you could explicitly license this under an open source license or mark it as public domain?

Thanks

@natarajanknr
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Thanks its working fine..

@prashantpalikhe
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Since the callback is purely DOM related, there is no need to trigger digest cycle after the input is focussed. So, passing third argument (invokeApply) to $timeout() as false would be a better approach imo.

@magm84
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magm84 commented Jul 1, 2015

thanks

@mudroljub
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Very clean and cool 👍

@jonkri
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jonkri commented Jul 30, 2015

The lack of an open source license prohibits me from using this. Licensing this under the MIT license (the same license as AngularJS is licensed under) would be great.

@mlynch
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mlynch commented Dec 8, 2015

It's MIT Licensed

@BenjaminConant
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Hey ... just found this after writing my own solution ...

angular.module('finnApp')
  .directive('angularAutoFocus', function () {
    return {
      restrict: 'A',
      link: function (scope, element, attrs) {
        element.focus();
      }
    };
  });

any chance you can explain why you are using element[0] ... instead of just element. Also reasoning for the $timeout .. would prefer to not have it if it is not necessary.

for context I have only tired this on inputs while using uirouter and running into wonkyness with html5 autofocus

@blaise-io
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@BenjaminConant: .focus() (without [0]) only works when you have jQuery loaded. The $timeout is required because at execution time, the element may not be present in the DOM yet.

@eyupaltindal
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thanks 👍

@BenjaminConant
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@blaise-io thanks much!

@ortichon
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Great, thank you

@aarongray
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This directive was working great with an earlier version of Angular 1.4, but I recently upgraded to Angular 1.4.10, and started getting this error: Uncaught TypeError: $exceptionHandler is not a function. The solution was to inject $exceptionHandler in addition to $timeout into the directive. I believe this is because $timeout delegates any exceptions that occur within the function to the $exceptionHandler.

See: https://docs.angularjs.org/api/ng/service/$timeout

@MarcMouallem
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Like a boss!

@iuprade
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iuprade commented Sep 6, 2016

awesome

@DrakeXiang
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The $timeout to the rescue!!!

@sokhomhuy
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awesome

@maxthevoice
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Thanks!

@joryschmidt
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wonderful, thank you sir

@jeponkz
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jeponkz commented Sep 18, 2020

how to add autofocus conditionally? so if expression is true add "autofocus" attribute.

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