Message Processing

Posted on 1998-09-03
Last Modified: 2013-11-20
This should be easy.

I have an MDI MFC application.  The view is a CFormView
with Buttons, EntryFields, and ComboBoxes.  The default
behavior is to go to the next control in the tab order
when the Tab key is hit.  I want the same behavior when
Enter (or Return) key is hit.

This is not a CDialog it is a CFormView.

I have tried registering all sorts of message
handlers that should work, but none of them
get executed (OnChar, OnKeyDown, OnSysKeyDown,

Question by:solomon021499
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Accepted Solution

prasanth earned 200 total points
ID: 1321691
I would try overriding PreTranslateMessage and processing WM_KEYDOWNs where the virtual key is VK_ENTER.

Expert Comment

ID: 1321692
The easiest way i think is to add a default 'IDOK' button to your form view.
It may be invisible - so it won't affect your layout. Then add a handler:

void CMyFormView::OnOK()
  int curID=GetDlgCtrlID(GetFocus());
  if( // check if curID is one of your edit fields //)
    SetFocus( GetNextDlgTabItem(GetFocus()) );

Author Comment

ID: 1321693
prasanth's proposed answer is the way to go.

Unfortunately, snoegler's comment will work for CDialogs, but not CViews.


Expert Comment

ID: 1321694
Please don't think that this is against you - but it does work.
We've been using this in a project, and it worked :)

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