[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #16972: Input type radio losts its checked focus when metabox is dragged

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Sat Jul 23 13:38:25 UTC 2011

#16972: Input type radio losts its checked focus when metabox is dragged
 Reporter:  depi            |       Owner:  ldebrouwer
     Type:  defect (bug)    |      Status:  reviewing
 Priority:  normal          |   Milestone:  Future Release
Component:  Administration  |     Version:  3.0
 Severity:  normal          |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  needs-patch     |

Comment (by commentluv):

 I was having this exact issue with meta boxes I am adding to a plugin
 settings page, everything else is cool but radio buttons lose their happy
 little dot so saving settings after dragging a metabox to a new position
 loses that radio buttons setting which messes things up.

 after much experimentation and being too bloody minded to remove drag and
 drop entirely and being too lazy to rejigger the settings to use
 checkboxes instead and failing to find a way to listen to the metabox drop
 event, I came up with this which, so far, seems to do the job

 // global script for commentluv premium settings pages
 // workaround for bug that causes radio inputs to lose settings when meta
 box is dragged.
 // http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/16972
     // listen for drag drop of metaboxes , bind mousedown to .hndle so it
 only fires when starting to drag
         // set live event listener for mouse up on the content .wrap and
 wait a tick to give the dragged div time to settle before firing the
 reclick function
 * stores object of all radio buttons that are checked for entire form
 function store_radio(){
     var radioshack = {};
             radioshack[jQuery(this).attr('name')] = jQuery(this).val();
 * detect mouseup and restore all radio buttons that were checked
 function reclick_radio(){
     // get object of checked radio button names and values
     var radios = jQuery(document).data('radioshack');
     //step thru each object element and trigger a click on it's
 corresponding radio button
     for(key in radios){
     // unbind the event listener on .wrap  (prevents clicks on inputs from
 triggering function)

 you just need to change `jQuery('.wrap')` to whatever container your meta
 boxes appear in

 (the variable to store the ''hack'' for ''radios'' turning out to spell
 ''radioshack'' was purely coincidental) :P

Ticket URL: <http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/16972#comment:4>
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