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how to trap/detect when entering textbox via tabkey?

Hello,

I need to trap/detect when a textbox is entered via the tabkey. If the
textbox is not empty when entered via the tabkey then set focus to next
textbox. To enter that textbox would then require a mouseclick if it already
contains text to be edited. I am guessing that I would need to trap for
this in the Enter Event of this particular textbox.

I tried this in the Enter Event of the Textbox, but...

if ctype(sender,Ke yValuePair(Of, " "))

obviously not working. I would be very grateful if someone could share how
to trap/detect when entering a textbox via the tabkey.

Thanks,
Rich
Jul 7 '06 #1
2 1732
check out the textbox's GotFocus event. that is fired whenever the control
gets the focus, be it by the mouse or tab key, etc
--
-iwdu15
Jul 7 '06 #2
Well, I came up with this

Private Sub txtM_KeyUp(ByVa l sender As Object, ByVal e As
System.Windows. Forms.KeyEventA rgs) Handles txtM.KeyUp
If e.KeyCode.ToStr ing.Equals("Tab ") Then
If txtM.Text <"" Then txtlastName.Foc us()
End If
End Sub

Interestingly, it was the KeyUp event of the textbox where you can trap for
the tab key. Anyway, this seems to do what I want. Any other suggestions
appreciated.

"Rich" wrote:
Hello,

I need to trap/detect when a textbox is entered via the tabkey. If the
textbox is not empty when entered via the tabkey then set focus to next
textbox. To enter that textbox would then require a mouseclick if it already
contains text to be edited. I am guessing that I would need to trap for
this in the Enter Event of this particular textbox.

I tried this in the Enter Event of the Textbox, but...

if ctype(sender,Ke yValuePair(Of, " "))

obviously not working. I would be very grateful if someone could share how
to trap/detect when entering a textbox via the tabkey.

Thanks,
Rich
Jul 7 '06 #3

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