Topic: How to set focus on input in modal?

dxl pro asked 6 years ago

For some reason, the modal popup is stealing focus. If I use <input autofocus> or attempt to set focus dynamically on an input inside modal body, it would not work. How do I give focus to an input inside a modal?

Damian Gemza staff answered 6 years ago

Hello dxl, I've prepared a simple solution for your's case: your's component.ts file:
import { Component, ElementRef, HostListener, ViewChild, Output, EventEmitter } from '@angular/core';
@ViewChild('focusInput') focusInput: ElementRef;

@HostListener('focusout', ['$event']) public onListenerTriggered(event: any): void {



setFocusToInput() {


Your's component.html file:
Please add #focusInput identifier to your's <input> element in your's modal. For example:
<button type="button" class="btn btn-primary relative waves-light" (click)="" mdbRippleRadius>Launch demo modal</button>

<div mdbModal #basicModal="mdb-modal" class="modal fade" (onshow)="showModal()" tabindex="-1" role="dialog" aria-labelledby="myBasicModalLabel"

aria-hidden="true" [config]="{backdrop: false, ignoreBackdropClick: true}">

<div class="modal-dialog"role="document">

<div class="modal-content">

<div class="modal-header">

<button type="button"class="close pull-right"aria-label="Close" (click)="basicModal.hide()">

<span aria-hidden="true">×</span>


<h4 class="modal-title w-100" id="myModalLabel">Modal title</h4>


<div class="modal-body">

<div class="md-form">

<input #focusInput mdbActive type="text" id="form1" class="form-control">

<label for="form1" class="">Example label</label>



<div class="modal-footer">

<button type="button" class="btn btn-secondary waves-light"aria-label="Close" (click)="basicModal.hide()" mdbRippleRadius>Close</button>

<button type="button" class="btn btn-primary relative waves-light" mdbRippleRadius>Save changes</button>




After this modifications, please refresh your's page, and click on modal button. If this won't work for you, please let me know.
Best Regards,

dxl pro commented 6 years ago

Thanks Damian. This part (from your snippet) did the trick was: [config]="{backdrop: false, ignoreBackdropClick: true} autofocus simply worked. I didn't even need the HostListener

ak3727 free commented 4 years ago

Yes it Works, But input tag get Focus on every event , I cant even focus any other input tag, after Opening the moda

Arkadiusz Idzikowski staff commented 4 years ago

Which version of MDB Angular do you use?

Guillaume Gournay free answered 4 years ago

It's a bit scary this bug is still here 2 years later.

Arkadiusz Idzikowski staff commented 4 years ago

We are currently working on the new focus trap implementation and the fix should be available in the near future for every MDB component that uses focus trap.

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