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How to avoid auto closing of sap.m.Popover?


Is there any (clean) way to avoid the auto closing behaviour of sap.m.Popover or sap.m.ResponsivePopover? I know that there is a property for setting the modality, but that is not what I need because interaction with the background is not possible. In the source code I saw that they make use of sap.ui.core.Popup and that this control supports an auto closing property, which is set to true for the popover classes (except sap.m.MessagePopover).

I am very grateful for any suggestions!

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    Posted on Sep 05, 2016 at 11:50 AM

    In case anyone has a similar problem:

    I managed to solve my issue by creating a custom control that extends from Popover. This way I can also easily use it with an XML fragment. See the code below:

    sap.ui.define([ "sap/m/Popover" ], function(Control) {
        "use strict";
        return Control.extend("<namespace>.CustomPopover", {
            init : function() {
                Control.prototype.init.apply(this, arguments);
            renderer : "sap.m.PopoverRenderer"

    And the XML fragment:

    <!DOCTYPE xml>
    <core:FragmentDefinition xmlns="sap.m"
        xmlns:core="sap.ui.core" xmlns:util="<namespace>">
        <util:CustomPopover title="{i18n>popoverCustomTitle}"
            afterClose="handlePopoverAfterClose" class="sapUiPopupWithPadding"
            placement="Auto" id="_customPopover">
                <HBox alignItems="Center">
                        <Input width="100%" id="_customPopoverInput" textAlign="Begin"
                            class="numberInput" type="sap.ui.model.type.Float" editable="true"
                            maxLength="12" />
                        <Label text="{i18n>labelCustomPopover}" width="100%" design="Bold"
                            class="sapUiTinyMarginBegin" />

    Best regards,

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  • Posted on Aug 26, 2016 at 06:29 PM

    the popover doesnt do auto close

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    the closing event is because you probably clicked outside of it and it loses focus...

    would a dialog control satisfy your requirement ?

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    • Former Member Former Member

      Hello and thanks for the reply,

      I know the dialog, yet my requirements are that I need an open sap.m.Popover and still be able to interact with the background, which is not possible with the Dialog. Currently, the Popover closes when it loses focus.

      Best regards,

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