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Jaws screen reader can't voice group boxes

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We are developing an application using C#.net and we need to provide
support for screen readers. Jaws works pretty good except that it
can't read group box labels on dialog forms. The same version of Jaws
can read group boxes with an earlier MFC application that we wrote. Is
this by design or is there a setting I can change to fix this. I have
tried changing the accessibility role and several other things with no
success. Thanks in advance.
Nov 22 '05 #1
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| From: bw****@cgate.net (Bruce Wolfe)
| Newsgroups: microsoft.public.dotnet.general
| Subject: Jaws screen reader can't voice group boxes
| Date: 21 Oct 2003 08:11:35 -0700
|
| We are developing an application using C#.net and we need to provide
| support for screen readers. Jaws works pretty good except that it
| can't read group box labels on dialog forms. The same version of Jaws
| can read group boxes with an earlier MFC application that we wrote. Is
| this by design or is there a setting I can change to fix this. I have
| tried changing the accessibility role and several other things with no
| success. Thanks in advance.
|

Bruce - Can you provide more details on this? What version of the .NET
Framework are you using? Do you have any other controls inside of the group
box? Are you using Jaws to read out the active control?

Thanks,
mark rideout
Microsoft

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Nov 22 '05 #2

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Mark,
Thanks for the reply. The framework version is v1.1.4322. Yes, there
are controls inside the group box. Under the older MFC app, as you tab
to each control within a group box, Jaws will voice the group box text
before the control text. For example, if a group box named "Records
Display" has three items named "Font Size", "Background Color" and
"Text Color", the voice will say "Records Display Font Color" < hit
tab> "Records Display Background Color", etc. This isn't happening
for our .Net app. It only voices the text of the control. Everything
else seems to work with the default accessibility role settings. Any
insight on how this is suppose to work or advice on how this should be
configured would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks again.
--Bruce

ma****@online.microsoft.com (Mark Rideout[MSFT]) wrote in message news:<CH*************@cpmsftngxa06.phx.gbl>...
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| From: bw****@cgate.net (Bruce Wolfe)
| Newsgroups: microsoft.public.dotnet.general
| Subject: Jaws screen reader can't voice group boxes
| Date: 21 Oct 2003 08:11:35 -0700
|
| We are developing an application using C#.net and we need to provide
| support for screen readers. Jaws works pretty good except that it
| can't read group box labels on dialog forms. The same version of Jaws
| can read group boxes with an earlier MFC application that we wrote. Is
| this by design or is there a setting I can change to fix this. I have
| tried changing the accessibility role and several other things with no
| success. Thanks in advance.
|

Bruce - Can you provide more details on this? What version of the .NET
Framework are you using? Do you have any other controls inside of the group
box? Are you using Jaws to read out the active control?

Thanks,
mark rideout
Microsoft

This posting is provided "as is" with no warranties and confers no rights.

Nov 22 '05 #3

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| From: bw****@cgate.net (Bruce Wolfe)
| Newsgroups: microsoft.public.dotnet.general
| Subject: Re: Jaws screen reader can't voice group boxes
| Date: 22 Oct 2003 04:47:28 -0700
| Mark,
| Thanks for the reply. The framework version is v1.1.4322. Yes, there
| are controls inside the group box. Under the older MFC app, as you tab
| to each control within a group box, Jaws will voice the group box text
| before the control text. For example, if a group box named "Records
| Display" has three items named "Font Size", "Background Color" and
| "Text Color", the voice will say "Records Display Font Color" < hit
| tab> "Records Display Background Color", etc. This isn't happening
| for our .Net app. It only voices the text of the control. Everything
| else seems to work with the default accessibility role settings. Any
| insight on how this is suppose to work or advice on how this should be
| configured would be greatly appreciated.
| Thanks again.
| --Bruce
|

Bruce - try setting the FlatStyle property for the GroupBox to
FlatStyle.System. Let me know if that solves your problem.
Thanks,
mark rideout
Microsoft

This posting is provided "as is" with no warranties and confers no rights.

Nov 22 '05 #4

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Yep, that worked. Thanks.

--Bruce

ma****@online.microsoft.com (Mark Rideout[MSFT]) wrote in message news:<ME**************@cpmsftngxa06.phx.gbl>...
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| From: bw****@cgate.net (Bruce Wolfe)
| Newsgroups: microsoft.public.dotnet.general
| Subject: Re: Jaws screen reader can't voice group boxes
| Date: 22 Oct 2003 04:47:28 -0700
| Mark,
| Thanks for the reply. The framework version is v1.1.4322. Yes, there
| are controls inside the group box. Under the older MFC app, as you tab
| to each control within a group box, Jaws will voice the group box text
| before the control text. For example, if a group box named "Records
| Display" has three items named "Font Size", "Background Color" and
| "Text Color", the voice will say "Records Display Font Color" < hit
| tab> "Records Display Background Color", etc. This isn't happening
| for our .Net app. It only voices the text of the control. Everything
| else seems to work with the default accessibility role settings. Any
| insight on how this is suppose to work or advice on how this should be
| configured would be greatly appreciated.
| Thanks again.
| --Bruce
|

Bruce - try setting the FlatStyle property for the GroupBox to
FlatStyle.System. Let me know if that solves your problem.
Thanks,
mark rideout
Microsoft

This posting is provided "as is" with no warranties and confers no rights.

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