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Moving focus after Enter is pressed

Moving focus after Enter is pressed

Moving focus after Enter is pressed

(OP)
I have a Combo Box and am using AddItem after the text is replaced/edited. After Enter is pressed I want the focus to then move to the Text Box below, so this entry can also be edited/replaced.

It has defeated me!  Please experts help me.

Tony

RE: Moving focus after Enter is pressed

Have you tried using the KeyPress event?

CODE

Private Sub cboDevice_KeyPress(KeyAscii As Integer)

   Select Case KeyAscii
      Case Asc(vbCr)
         KeyAscii = 0
         SendKeys vbTab
   End Select

End Sub

RE: Moving focus after Enter is pressed

(OP)
Thankyou CajunCenturion

I tried your suggestion and having reordered the tabs it worked very well.

Thankyou again Tony

RE: Moving focus after Enter is pressed

You're quite welcome.

RE: Moving focus after Enter is pressed

Hi,

You could also try the following using the setfocus method (it isn't tab order dependent).

A simple form with a textbox and combo box in VB6...

Private Sub Combo1_KeyPress(KeyAscii As Integer)
If KeyAscii = vbKeyReturn Then
    Text1.SetFocus
End If
End Sub

Private Sub Form_Load()
Combo1.AddItem "Fred"
Combo1.AddItem "Bill"
Combo1.AddItem "Dave"
End Sub

RE: Moving focus after Enter is pressed

AHay is correct, but does suffer from one potential drawback.  If the user enters the data, ending with a Tab key, control then moves to one control, but if ending with a Return key, controls moves to a different control.

In some cases, that can lead to confusion on the part of the users, not understanding why the program behaves differently.

RE: Moving focus after Enter is pressed

Just to take that thought a step further, you may want to rethink moving focus with the return key. Love 'em or hate 'em Microsoft set the standard with the Tab key. You may confuse users as to why the return key moves focus in your program but not in any other ones (or why the return key moves focus for this control but not any other controls even in your own program!).

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