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Enter key/CR behavior on ActiveX control

Posted on 1999-06-24
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Last Modified: 2008-03-10
I'm using the following function such that the enter key would behave just like the tab key, allowing users to move from one textbox to another.

If KeyAscii = 13 then
 KeyAscii = 0
 CRToTab = True
 SendKeys "{TAB}", wait:= True

I call this function on the Keypress event of the textbox. However, when I hit the enter key, it leaves a vertical line trail mark on the textbox. It does this as the cursor blinks and the vertical line is showing.

I tried replicating this on an ordinary form and this weird behavior doesn't happen. When I launch my User Document on a web browser, it happens.

Question by:minime
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viktornet earned 100 total points
ID: 1519543
try this....

use the SendMessage() Win32 API... here is an example...

in OnKeyPress() do this....

call SendMessage(Form1.hWnd, WM_NEXDLGCTL, 0, 0)

this will move to the next control on the form...

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ID: 1519544
oppps, i see a little typo in the above message ;-))

call SendMessage(Form1.hWnd, WM_NEXDLGCTL, 0, 0)

should've read

call SendMessage(Form1.hWnd, WM_NEXTDLGCTL, 0, 0)

the WM_NEXTDLGCTL was misspelled...


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