Blur the currently displayed editor.
Please note - this property requires the Editor extension for DataTables.
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An Editor blur is very similar to a close (see
close()) as they can both trigger the form to be closed, however, a blur is an indirect operation, while a close is a direct and immediate operation. For example, when the Editor
lightbox display controller is shown, the end user can directly close the form by clicking on the close icon in the top right, or the form can potentially be closed by clicking on the background of the HTML document - this is a blur.
Additionally, the blur action's behaviour can be modified by the
form-options options that are used to display the form. For example, the
form-options.submitOnBlur option can be used to have the form automatically submit when blurred. This can be useful when using
inline() particularly if keyboard navigation is your primary input method.
This method will primarily be of use to developers who wish to create their own display controller, and want to be able to offer the same functionality of the built in controllers, with regard to being able to close and blur a form.