sending focus to next field

Richmond richmondmathewson at
Sat Jun 16 16:02:06 EDT 2012

On 06/16/2012 10:49 PM, Dr. Hawkins wrote:
> OK, today's kindergarten question, to which I think I knew the answer
> once upon a time (but then, i thought that I used to use "send some
> message to every field in this card" . . .).
> I want to be able to leave a field and focus to the next field, just
> as if tab were hit, from within a script.  I've tried sending tab as a
> message to the field, and sending it to the card with a tick delay.
> Surely this is easy . . .

I have just made a merry little stack with 3 fields all in a row.

And a button containing this script:

on mouseUp
   put the id of the focusedObject into fOB
   put (fOB + 1) into fOB
   focus on fld id fOB
on mouseUp

and, oddly enough, it shifts the focus down the line of fields, one per 

Have a lovely weekend.  Richmond.

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