changing the effect of the <Enter> key ...

Posted on 1998-02-10
Last Modified: 2010-04-04

in a form, how do i make the <enter> key have the same effect as the <tab> key, ie to move the focus from the current field/control to the next field/control? is there an environment setting i can configure?

Question by:keithcsl

Accepted Solution

ronit051397 earned 20 total points
ID: 1358921
This code is from LLoyd's help file:

Enter as Tab

Q:  How do I make it so that when the user hits <enter>, it goes to the next object as though he had hit the tab key?

A:  You need to trap the keystroke and set up your own response to it.  Try this:

procedure TMainForm.FormCreate(Sender: TObject);
  keyPreview := true; {To turn the event "ON".}

procedure TMainForm.FormKeyPress(Sender: TObject; var Key: Char);
  if Key = #13 then
    Key := #0;
    PostMessage(Handle, WM_NEXTDLGCTL, 0, 0);{next control}
    {PostMessage(Handle, WM_NextDLGCTL, 1, 0);} {previous control}


{ This code came from Lloyd's help file! }

Author Comment

ID: 1358922
TA! just what I needed

But it's kinda troublesome if u want the effect on many forms, have to enter the same code again and again. pity there isn't an environment setting for it, like in Access97...


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