Data-Entry in a LiveCode form using the tab key

dunbarx at dunbarx at
Sun Apr 17 14:11:24 EDT 2011

Mike is correct of course. Sometimes though, it is either inconvenient or counterproductive to re-order the fields. You can always trap the tabKey message and explicitly select the text of the field you want:

on tabKey
  select the text of fld "yourNextField"
end tabKey

Put this in all the fields in your tab order and designate the one to follow. 

Craig Newman

-----Original Message-----
From: EDWARD DENES <cathy1 at>
To: use-livecode at
Sent: Sat, Apr 16, 2011 7:16 pm
Subject: Data-Entry in a LiveCode form using the tab key

         I have constructed a form in LiveCode; I want to complete the data entry in each field by using the tab key.  Is there a way to reconfigure the "tab sequence" of fields so that as one tabs and then types in the data, one progresses through each field sequentially throughout the form? 
                                                  Ed Denes 
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