sending focus to next field
richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Sun Jun 17 09:07:27 CDT 2012
On 06/16/2012 11:02 PM, Richmond wrote:
> 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 click.
> Have a lovely weekend. Richmond.
However, I haven't had such a super weekend as something began to niggle
at my mind last night:
What if the sequence of fields is interupted by a button or other control?
Tried this and had NO JOY:
put the id of the focusedObject into fOB
repeat until control id fOB is a field
put (fOB + 1) into fOB
focus on fld id fOB
the 'repeat' line "threw a bluey" (is: bad validation type)
replaced 'is' with '=' . . . same old sh*t.
What am I missing?
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