Processing Tab in CEdit control

Posted on 2000-02-14
Last Modified: 2008-02-01
Hi !
I want to process tab key in a CEdit control i.e. whenever user presses Tab key, instead of moving out of control, the cursor should move in a CEdit control.
Question by:sun307
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ID: 2521724
Derive UR own class from CEdit let it be CMyEdit map Onchar to CMyEdit
UR control should be of type CMyEdit
then in function
   if (nCahr == VK_TAB)
     //Move in a Edit Control by using SetFocus();

Hope this helps

Accepted Solution

timop earned 50 total points
ID: 2540551

To process TAB key in the CEdit control you have to override OnGetDlgCode ( message handler for WM_GETDLGCODE ).
Now, CMyEdit::OnChar will be called when TAB is pressed.

UINT CMyEdit::OnGetDlgCode()
      return CEdit::OnGetDlgCode() | DLGC_WANTTAB;


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