Last Updated: 17 Jan 2023 21:41 by ADMIN
Release 4.0.0 (18 Jan 2023) (R1 2023)
Created on: 23 Mar 2022 22:28
Category: DateInput
Type: Feature Request
Configure DateInput auto-tab behavior
I would like to be able to configure the auto-tab behavior so that the DateInput only tabs when user type '/' (i.e. disable smart auto-tabbing).


Expected UX:  3/3/2022

Current UX: 332022

Posted on: 09 May 2022 04:55

Hi Lance,

Thank you for sharing your honest opinion.

We evaluated the demand for the request once again, and we will try to prioritize it sooner. You could see the update in the request about the approximate time we will try to deliver it. 


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Posted on: 02 May 2022 03:43

I don't understand how the current DateInput ended up with a theory that the / character is like a 'tab' press, its simply not a special key so it shouldn't be treated as a magic jumping bean for skipping month/day etc.  

This must be the only control in the whole world that works weirdly like this, and I don't want to push it on my users.  Just make a config option so that it can be changed not to jump around and it will work like most of the other date inputs

Posted on: 02 May 2022 03:40

Can it be please made configurable so that the '/' character is smarter - i.e. it does not 'tab' as such but rather it types it as though you typed it - 

so for M/d/YYYY if you type '4' and then '/' it does not assume you don't care what month it is at all and skip to the year, but rather it just swallows the / as though you were typing the / it just skipped over

So it just lets you type the slash if you want to but it in NO WAY assumes you want slash to ever act as a field skipping tab character