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#7573 closed feature (notabug)

Opened July 21, 2011 02:31PM UTC

Closed October 15, 2012 09:12PM UTC

Button should support enhancing submit button input with icons

Reported by: Owned by:
Priority: minor Milestone: 1.11.0
Component: ui.button Version: 1.8.14
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:

The documentation for the button widget says: "When using an input of type button, submit or reset, support is limited to plain text labels with no icons."

I see no good reason for this. I have a hack to make it work, but this should really be rolled into the button widget. here is the code I have to make it work:

function createInputButton(inputButton, buttonOptions) {

var $facade = $("<a id='" + $(inputButton).attr('id') + "-facade'></a>").html($(inputButton).val()).button(buttonOptions).click(function () {






createInputButton($("#Search"), { icons: { primary: "ui-icon-search"} });

This creates a new anchor tag and turns it into a button with the desired options, puts it after the original input, hides the original input, and passes the click event of the anchor tag to the button (to submit the form).

Please consider including this in the next release.

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Changed July 21, 2011 02:49PM UTC by scottgonzalez comment:1

We might completely change the approach for buttons to always create a proxy element, which would solve this.

Changed June 26, 2012 01:22AM UTC by scottgonzalez comment:2

type: enhancementfeature

Changed October 11, 2012 02:43PM UTC by scottgonzalez comment:3


Changed October 15, 2012 09:12PM UTC by bchiasson comment:4

resolution: → invalid
status: newclosed

The HTML specification does not permit nested content for input elements and the ui icons are applied via nested content.