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Tab stop ??

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JLM
I have a form which I want users to "view only" certain fields. I don't
want a tab stop on those fields, I don't want focus on those fields;
nothing, just view only. When scrolling through the records of the form,
these fields have focus. How can I get those fields to be view only and no
tab stops. The field's tab properties are Auto Tab=No, Tab Stop=No, Tab
Indes=No. What am I missing here?

Thanks in advance,
Jeff
Nov 12 '05 #1
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JLM wrote:
I have a form which I want users to "view only" certain fields. I don't
want a tab stop on those fields, I don't want focus on those fields;
nothing, just view only. When scrolling through the records of the form,
these fields have focus. How can I get those fields to be view only and no
tab stops. The field's tab properties are Auto Tab=No, Tab Stop=No, Tab
Indes=No. What am I missing here?

Thanks in advance,
Jeff


You can set Enabled to False. Good user interface design: change the
layout of the control so that it doesn't look as if it can be enabled
some way (not sunken/raised, probably transparent background)

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Bas Cost Budde
http://www.heuveltop.nl/BasCB

Nov 12 '05 #2

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On Wed, 04 Feb 2004 18:11:27 +0100, Bas Cost Budde wrote:

You can set Enabled to False. Good user interface design: change the
layout of the control so that it doesn't look as if it can be enabled
some way (not sunken/raised, probably transparent background)


If you need the control data to be nice and readable, then setting Locked
to true and playing with the control/font colours and styles sometimes look
better than the greyed out Disabled look.
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Mike Storr
veraccess.com
Nov 12 '05 #3

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Mike Storr wrote:
On Wed, 04 Feb 2004 18:11:27 +0100, Bas Cost Budde wrote:

You can set Enabled to False. Good user interface design: change the
layout of the control so that it doesn't look as if it can be enabled
some way (not sunken/raised, probably transparent background)

If you need the control data to be nice and readable, then setting Locked
to true and playing with the control/font colours and styles sometimes look
better than the greyed out Disabled look.


Oh yes indeed, disabled also grayes. Greyes. Whatever.

Sometimes I put this in the Enter event:
screen.previouscontrol.setfocus

That way you can never enter the field.

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Bas Cost Budde
http://www.heuveltop.nl/BasCB

Nov 12 '05 #4

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