Ticket #5284 (closed bug: fixed)

Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

Position: Smarter collision detection

Reported by: scott.gonzalez Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone: 1.9.0
Component: ui.position Version: 1.8
Keywords: Cc:
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Collision detection needs to be smart enough to never make the situation worse. Flipping should only happen if more of the element will be visible after the flip. Fitting should only shift until the maximum possible amount of the element is visible.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by joern.zaefferer

  • Version changed from 1.7.2 to 1.8

We should create a testpage with four inputs, each in one corner, and position a menu based on the autocomplete-default for each input. Then you actually have to shrink the browser window to test, as position always does collision-detection against window - there is no way to specify a container against which to test.

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by joern.zaefferer

Improved that testcase a bit further:  http://github.com/jquery/jquery-ui/commit/3f45f5ccf93853e9f309cdb052dc47d88e393516

It shows quite nicely one of the problems we have:  http://view.jqueryui.com/master/tests/visual/position/position.html The three menus on the right should be with the right corner on the inputs right corner.

Also: Setting collision: "fit" makes that test much worse. The bottom menus will actually end up overlapping their inputs.

comment:4 Changed 5 years ago by joern.zaefferer

  • Type changed from enhancement to bug
  • Milestone changed from 1.next to 1.9

comment:5 Changed 5 years ago by bhollis

I fixed the problem with the "flip" collision that caused the menus on the right to not align correctly:  http://github.com/bhollis/jquery-ui/commit/22797e5f1fbd731123a23405d5fd26342cada739

That commit also fixes a problem in the demo when you set both positions to "right bottom" then try to drag the orange element towards the top of the screen:  http://jqueryui.com/demos/position/default.html

comment:6 Changed 5 years ago by scott.gonzalez

  • Priority changed from critical to major

comment:7 Changed 4 years ago by joern.zaefferer

Landed in master, needs some more testing to verify it covers everything we want.

comment:8 Changed 4 years ago by scott.gonzalez

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed
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