Setting the textarea.selectionStart / textarea.selectionEnd (caret position) programatically in Edge (IE11 too) doesn't ensure the selection is actually in focus

Not reproducible Issue #2968115


May 27, 2015
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Expected Results:

The caret (or at least the selectionEnd) marker should remain within the visible textarea boundaries when setting the selectionStart/selectionEnd properties programatically. (e.g. the browser should do a check when the properties are set to adjust the scroll if needed)

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    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “Mara P.”

      Changed Assigned To to “Amit J.”

      Changed Assigned To from “Amit J.” to “Anand A.”

      Changed Status to “Confirmed”

      Changed Assigned To from “Anand A.” to “IE S.”

      Changed Status from “Confirmed” to “Not reproducible”

    • Hello,

      Thank you for providing this information about the issue. After thorough testing, we are unable to reproduce this problem in Edge. Please test this behavior in our latest creator’s update 15063 or the insider build 16199.

      Best Wishes,
      The MS Edge Team

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