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How to Tab to controls on the form footer?

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Hi,
I have a form with buttons (Ok, Close etc) on the form footer.
As the user tabs through the form controls focus will not move to the footer
controls.
Am I missing something here?
Do I have to trap the Tab key on the last control (keydown, keypress) in the
tab order and move focus to the first control in the footer.
Paul Copeland

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Nov 12 '05 #1
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On Wed, 17 Sep 2003 02:56:13 GMT in comp.databases.ms-access, "Paul
Copeland" <pa***@ngbrown.com.au> wrote:
Hi,
I have a form with buttons (Ok, Close etc) on the form footer.
As the user tabs through the form controls focus will not move to the footer
controls.
Am I missing something here?
Do I have to trap the Tab key on the last control (keydown, keypress) in the
tab order and move focus to the first control in the footer.
Paul Copeland


Before the form's "Cycle" property, what we used to do to avoid
tabbing to the next record was have a transparent button on the end
that would set focus to the previous control in it's OnEnter event,
you could use the same trick to set focus to one of the footer
buttons.

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Nov 12 '05 #2

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That seems to work.
Thanks for the help.
Paul

"Trevor Best" <bouncer@localhost> wrote in message
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On Wed, 17 Sep 2003 02:56:13 GMT in comp.databases.ms-access, "Paul
Copeland" <pa***@ngbrown.com.au> wrote:
Hi,
I have a form with buttons (Ok, Close etc) on the form footer.
As the user tabs through the form controls focus will not move to the footercontrols.
Am I missing something here?
Do I have to trap the Tab key on the last control (keydown, keypress) in thetab order and move focus to the first control in the footer.
Paul Copeland


Before the form's "Cycle" property, what we used to do to avoid
tabbing to the next record was have a transparent button on the end
that would set focus to the previous control in it's OnEnter event,
you could use the same trick to set focus to one of the footer
buttons.

--
A)bort, R)etry, I)nfluence with large hammer.

(replace sithlord with trevor for email)

Nov 12 '05 #3

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