Prevent the focus on the first element

17 Feb 20222 minutes to read

By default, the dialog focuses on the first elements of the content area which can be active and focusable. You can prevent this default focusing behavior using the Open event and by enabling the preventFocus argument.

Bind the open event and enable the preventFocus argument within an event like the below example.

<div id="container" style="height:400px;">
    @Html.EJS().Button("targetButton").Content("Open Dialog").Render()
    @Html.EJS().Dialog("dialog").Header("Sign In").Open("onOpen").ContentTemplate(@<div class='wrap'>
    <div class='form-group'><label for='email'>Email:</label>
        <input type='email' class='form-control' id='email'>
    <div class='form-group'>
        <label for='comment'>Password:</label>
        <input type='password' class='form-control' id='password'>
    </div></div>).Target("#container").Width("300px").Buttons(btn=> {
    document.getElementById('targetButton').onclick = function () {
        var dialog = document.getElementById("dialog").ej2_instances[0];;
    function dlgButtonClick() {
        var dialogObj = document.getElementById('dialog').ej2_instances[0];
    function onOpen() {
        args.preventFocus = true;
public class HomeController : Controller

    public class ButtonModel
        public string content { get; set; }
        public bool isPrimary { get; set; }


    public ActionResult Index()
        ViewBag.DialogButtons1 = new ButtonModel() { isPrimary = true, content = "Ok" };
        ViewBag.DialogButtons2 = new ButtonModel() { content = "Cancel" };
        return View();