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Keypress Event not Firing for enter key

I have 2 mdi childforms which are database input forms. Each form has the
usual add/delete/edit/save buttons and a few textboxes. I capture the
keypress events on the textboxes to allow only numbers and I also capture the
Enter key to move focus to the next control. The forms work fine if only
one form is opened. If both forms are opened and I then switch to the form
that was opened first the keypress event does not capture the enter key but
the the other characters work. The keypreview property is set to true for
all forms. I am at a dead end here and cannot figure it out, can someone
please help.

keypress code:

Private Sub editUserID_KeyP ress(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As
System.Windows. Forms.KeyPressE ventArgs) Handles editUserID.KeyP ress

Dim Numbers As String = "1234567890 " + Microsoft.Visua lBasic.ChrW(13) _
+ Microsoft.Visua lBasic.ChrW(8)

If InStr(Numbers, e.KeyChar) = 0 Then
MessageBox.Show ("Invalid character, Only numbers are allowed!",
"Input Error", _
MessageBoxButto ns.OK, MessageBoxIcon. Information)
e.Handled = True
End If

If e.KeyChar = Microsoft.Visua lBasic.ChrW(13) Then
SendKeys.Send(" {TAB}")
e.Handled = True
End If
End Sub

Nov 21 '05 #1
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I forgot to mention that all fields are disabled when the form is loaded and
enabled only when the add/edit buttons are clicked.
Nov 21 '05 #2
"JAG711" <JA****@discuss ions.microsoft. com> wrote in message
news:37******** *************** ***********@mic rosoft.com...
I capture the keypress events on the textboxes to allow only numbers
and I also capture the Enter key to move focus to the next control.
The forms work fine if only one form is opened. If both forms are
opened and I then switch to the form that was opened first the
keypress event does not capture the enter key but the the other
characters work.


Does either Form have the AcceptButton property set?
This seems to "steal" the Enter keypress on that Form.

HTH,
Phill W.
Nov 21 '05 #3
No none of the forms have the AcceptButton property set?
"Phill. W" wrote:

Does either Form have the AcceptButton property set?
This seems to "steal" the Enter keypress on that Form.

HTH,
Phill W.

Nov 21 '05 #4

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