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Which Control Has The Focus?

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Is there a way to find out which control on a certain form currently got the focus?
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by:waty
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Use the Screen.ActiveControl
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by:Inteqam
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explain more please

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by:waty
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the Screen.ActiveControl always contains the control wich has the current focus in your application.

Screen.ActiveForm contains the form wich the focus.
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Typically you trap to find the information re the ActiveControl.
Eg you have an array of text boxes (named txtInfo) and a combo box (named cboMyCombo) and wanted to trigger one of the controls events.  The code would look something like this....

Select Case UCase(ActiveControl.Name)
   Case "TXTINFO"
      Call txtInfo_LostFocus(ActiveControl.Index)

   Case "CBOPMYCOMBO"
      Call cboMyCombo_Click
End Select
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by:lyka090898
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waty, I believe that traygreen has provided a more explanatory answer.

so, traygreen, please post your comment as a proposed answer to get the points.
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       From: traygreen
                                                                              Date: Wednesday, December 02 1998 - 09:29AM PST

       Typically you trap to find the information re the ActiveControl.
       Eg you have an array of text boxes (named txtInfo) and a combo box (named cboMyCombo) and wanted to trigger one of the
       controls events.  The code would look something like this....

       Select Case UCase(ActiveControl.Name)
          Case "TXTINFO"
             Call txtInfo_LostFocus(ActiveControl.Index)

          Case "CBOPMYCOMBO"
             Call cboMyCombo_Click
       End Select
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How you want, but the more general way (I use it always) is using the screen.ActiveControl
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