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Hi Experts,

One of my Delphi 5 applications has a DBGrid where article numbers should be entered. All article numbers are exactly 6 characters long.
What I want is, when a user enters an article number in the DBGrid, the cursor in the DBGrid automatically jumps to the next column when 6 characters have been entered. As far as I can see, all events in the DBGrid or in the Query are triggered when the Enter key is pressed. But I don't want to wait until the user presses the Enter key. As all article numbers are 6 characters long the DBGrid must automatically jump to the next column when the 6 characters are entered. And because this next column contains always 1 character, the DBGrid should jump to the third column when 1 character is entered in this column (without pressing the Enter key !!).

Is there a way to do this?

Thanks,
JDN
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by:ginsonic
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by:kretzschmar
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it's not too hard,
sample follows
(no delphi on hand yet,
but i've already done something like that)

meikl ;-)
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Well Meikl,

Do you have a sample for me?

JDN
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kretzschmar earned 90 total points
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well,
i've done it with another grid as the tdbgrid,
but basically it works like

in the onkeyup-event search for the tinplaceeditor-object,
there you've the selstart-property, which you can compare with the maxlength of the associated tfield,
if the values are equal, then perform a keybd_event call with the enter-key

a sample i can provide at friday,
since i've no time until then

meikl ;-)
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by:JDN
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Meikl,

Thanks for the advice (although the promised example would have been helpfull). Meanwhile I figured the thing it out myself using your suggestions.

I will be fair and give you the points.
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by:kretzschmar
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ooops, sorry, had forgotten this q.

glad you got it work,
glad to helped you

meikl ;-)
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