View Full Version : DateField flickers and disappears under IE8?

Kennard Consulting
17 Aug 2009, 9:32 PM
Dear All,

I am trying to upgrade Metawidget (http://metawidget.org/)to ExtGWT 2.x, to take advantage of the new Slider control. It seems to work well under Firefox and Chrome, but under IE8 the DateField popup just flickers and disappears again. This worked okay with ExtGWT 1.x.

I attach an example ZIP (split into 3 parts, to work around upload restrictions) demonstrating the problem. Please extract it and double click on the 'index.html'.

Oddly enough, the problem seems to go away when I run this example over the Web (as opposed to just from the local Windows filesystem):


Source code for the instantiating the ExtGWT widgets is here...


Is this a regression? Or do I have to do something differently in my code?



17 Aug 2009, 11:31 PM
Your code is not generating any popup. It generates just a DateField. Please post a working testcase as descripbed in the bugforum guidelines.

I dont have this problem in any of our examples.

Kennard Consulting
17 Aug 2009, 11:43 PM

Thank you for your prompt reply.

I'm not sure I understand what you mean: I must be generating a popup, because it appears and works fine under Firefox and Chrome. It even appears briefly under IE8. The problem is just that it disappears again.

Could you please extract the ZIPs and try it on your local filesystem? Or click on the link to try it over the Web?



18 Aug 2009, 6:55 AM
The example works fine for me. I guess this thread is better places in the help forum.

Kennard Consulting
18 Aug 2009, 3:28 PM
Okay sorry - I've tried on a different machine and it seems to work, so I guess it must just be a quirk of my local IE8. Time to reinstall :)

30 Nov 2010, 3:03 AM
We are seeing this bug in IE8 in full screen mode (F11) on 1024x786 pixel resolution. Date pickers and gxt menubars flicker or do not show.

23 Apr 2011, 6:44 AM
We are seeing this bug in IE8 in full screen mode (F11) on 1024x786 pixel resolution. Date pickers and gxt menubars flicker or do not show.

Exactly the same problem here.
Why was this thread closed? I can't see any replies or anything that would indicate that this was solved

3 May 2011, 4:12 AM
We did not solve the problem , but had a work around which was to not use IE8 in full screen mode, but open IE8 with no toolbars menus etc. This works and has a similar look as full screen mode.

We use this javascript to open the browser:-

window.open("My.html",winName,"left=0, top=0, width=1014, height=740 ,menubar=no, toolbar=no, statusbar=0");

I dont know why this is thread has been closed, I would say its a bug.