Force dropdown to open


#1

Is it possible to force a dropdown to open through an interaction? Long story short, I have a hotspot on top of a widget that looks like a dropdown. I’d like to be able to click on that hotspot and then show the real dropdown with it open. Thanks in advance.


#2

Fake it like this?

Demo: https://lfl4yn.axshare.com/#c=2
Source: OpenDropdown.rp (68.3 KB)


#3

I’ll preface this by saying I am not a HTML/Javascript master, so there is always a chance someone knows more than me.

Unfortunately, the short answer is, “No.” I wanted to do something like this a while back and everything I found basically says it’s not possible at all, even with raw HTML/Javascript let alone through a utility like Axure.

I think your best bet is to fake it like @MurrayEaton suggestion.

That, and hope you’re not developing a web application…{chuckle}


#4

Thanks @MurrayEaton faking the interaction works nicely.