Forcing focus in a splitter window
Posted on 1997-05-01
I have a two-pane static splitter window. The first pane (left side) contains a CView derived window and the second pane (right side) contains a CEditView derived window. I never want the first pane to get focus. I want to force focus to the second pane when the user clicks on any part of the window (title bar, border, left pane, right pane). I am handling the WM_SETFOCUS message in the left pane and am calling SetActiveView with the right pane as the parameter. This seems to activate the view because the buttons attached to the right view (CEditView derived) activate. But, the edit control does not display a cursor under certain conditions and you cannot enter text in the edit control unless you click directly on the control.
How do I force the edit control to "wake up"? Also, on occasion I can click on the left pane and it get's focus, so WM_SETFOCUS does not appear to be getting called. Should I be handling a different message? Or using OnActivate?