setting pointer location

Rob Cozens rcozens at pon.net
Fri Dec 27 17:23:01 EST 2002


>when it comes to "smart" data entry, I don't worry about the cursor 
>at all.  I lock ALL of the fields - and then, depending on the 
>required situation, I use a predetermined sequence of "ask" and/or 
>"answer" dialogs to fill the fields in the order I want them filled.

Interesting concept, Alan.  Something like that had occurred to me; 
but I never gave it serious intellectual consideration.  I would be 
interested to see it in a real-world implementation.  How would you 
handle data maintenance (as opposed to new data entry), where there 
are many fields on the screen, but the user may need to change only 
one or two?  I do this by having each field's title icon respond to 
mouse messages when the operation mode is "Edit" rather than "New."
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Rob Cozens
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