I'm trying to add an progress indicator on a custom "Save" commandButton on a Visualforce page. The method that the button calls returns a PageReference. Once I add in the actionStatus code, I get the status indicator, but the new page is never loaded. What might be going wrong here? From other posts I thought that the rerender=none might help, but that didn't change the behavior, nor did choosing another element to rerender.

<apex:form >
    <apex:pageBlock title="Page Block" id="PageBlock" mode="edit">
        <apex:pageMessages />
        <apex:pageBlockButtons >
           <apex:actionStatus id="updatestatus" >
              <apex:facet name="start" >
                <img src="/img/loading.gif" />                    
           <apex:commandButton value="Save" action="{!createCRs}" status="updatestatus" rerender="none"/>
           <apex:commandButton value="Cancel" action="{!cancelCRs}" immediate="true" html-formnovalidate="formnovalidate"/>                

        <apex:pageBlockSection title="Form" columns="1">

[many apex:inputField rows here]              


Thanks for your help, and let me know if I can provide anything else.

  • Try removing the rerender="none" altogether. Jul 6 '16 at 17:23
  • Removing rerender="none" makes the status indicator disappear entirely, but the PageReference then works. I can't seem to get both to work at the same time.
    – lforce
    Jul 7 '16 at 18:32
  • Your problem is that, on a rerender, the page redirection will not happen (because you're doing AJAX, instead of getting a full page from the server). To be honest, I do not normally see status indicators on save like that, but you can make it work with some javascript instead of an actionStatus Jul 7 '16 at 18:34
  • Thanks Sebastian, I had a feeling that might be the case.
    – lforce
    Jul 7 '16 at 21:31

Is your developer mode ON, if yes try turning it off.

  • Developer mode was on, turned off and the issue persists.
    – lforce
    Jul 7 '16 at 18:31

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