sending focus to next field

Kay C Lan lan.kc.macmail at gmail.com
Sun Jun 17 21:14:42 EDT 2012


Sorry, this:

put the number of flds of this stack into tMax

should have read:

put the number of flds of this CARD into tMax

I have become too accustomed to using single card stacks.

On Mon, Jun 18, 2012 at 9:07 AM, Kay C Lan <lan.kc.macmail at gmail.com> wrote:

> This should get you headed in the right direction
>
> In normal fields:
>
> on closeField
>    goNextUseableField the number of me
> end closeField
>
> on exitField
>    goNextUseableField the number of me
> end exitField
>
> In the Card Script: (watch for line wraps)
>
> on goNextUseableField pNum
>    put the number of flds of this stack into tMax
>    repeat
>       if (pNum = tMax) then
>          put 1 into pNum
>       else
>          add 1 to pNum
>       end if
>       if ((the visible of fld pNum is true) and  \
>          (the enabled of fld pNum is true)) then
>          focus on fld pNum
>          exit repeat
>       end if
>    end repeat
> end goNextUseableField
>
> NOTE: I tested this and it worked fine on Normal fields but not Scrolling
> List fields. It would appear that closeField is not sent to Scrolling List
> fields. This should not be insurmountable as other messages are available.
> This is certainly a lot easier than trying to keep track of which fields
> are visible/enabled and which aren't.
>
> HTH
>
>
> On Mon, Jun 18, 2012 at 3:23 AM, Dr. Hawkins <dochawk at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> On Sun, Jun 17, 2012 at 10:05 AM, Peter Haworth <pete at lcsql.com> wrote:
>> > Since you already have already have code to hide/reveal fields
>> depending on
>> > context, isn't it possible to detrrmine which field needs to have focus
>> in
>> > that same logic and use  a "focus on field x" command?
>>
>> If I went to a good-sized loop/compare, yes.
>>
>> My fields/controls come and go in blocks.  If nothing else, I suppose
>> I could creagte a table of the visible field names & ids, and circle
>> around that, but it's so inelegant compared to passing a single
>> message . . .
>>
>>
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