Angular-UI $dialog and form submit on enter key


From what I can see, the recomended way to handle enter key in dialogs in AngularJS is to place a <form> tag and a submit button inside the dialog.

Fair enough, but if you use Angular-UI and their $dialog service, the form will simply close silently when pressing enter. no way to intercept that. even if you attach handlers to ng-click or ng-submit, the form will just close w/o returning any result.

Is there something else I need to do


Solved it, I had to specify explicitly that my “cancel” button was of type “button”. Seems like it defaults to “submit” ?

So there was no real problem except for my html form skills :)

Problem courtesy of: Roger Johansson


To answer my own question. Buttons seems to default to submit(?) and if I explicitly set them to type=”button” then they will not trigger postback when pressing enter in an form input field.

<input type="text" ... />
<button type="button" ng-click=...>Cancel</button>
<button type="submit" ng-click=...>OK</button>

this way, pressing the enter key in the input field will trigger the ng-click for the OK button.

And as you html hackers have already understood, this had nothing to do with dialogs nor angularjs really, it was a html form issue and my lack of web skills…

Solution courtesy of: Roger Johansson

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