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How to prevent webbrowser ctrl from maintaining focus after navigate?

Posted on 2002-04-10
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Hi:

I have a simple project consisting of a textbox, a command button, a webbrowser and a single form on which those three controls are placed.  What happens is the user enters a web address in the textbox and then clicks the command button to navigate.  What I want to happen is for the textbox to regain the focus after the webbrowser finishes navigating.

The code behind the command button looks like this:

-- Begin --

'Perform search
webBrowser.Navigate txtSearchStr 'txtSearchStr = textbox
DoEvents

'Set focus back to the textbox
txtSearchStr.SetFocus

-- End --

This seems to work but if and only if the web page to which the webbrowser navigated does not have a textbox of it's own.  If it does, then the webpage tends to take focus.

I've also tried setting the textbox back to focus in the webbrowser's DocumentComplete and DownloadComplete events but the textbox still doesn't regain the focus.

I would like to allow the webbrowser to have a tabstop if possible.

Looking forward to your replies.

Thanks!

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Question by:ksm
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Try this
Private Sub WebBrowser_DocumentComplete(ByVal pDisp As Object, URL As Variant)
 If (pDisp is webBrowser.object) Then
   txtSearchStr.SetFocus
 End If
End Sub
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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I tried this:

Private Sub txtSearchStr_LostFocus()
  If ActiveControl Is webBrowser Then
    txtSearchStr.SetFocus
  End If
End Sub

CHeers
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by:ksm
ID: 6931499
Interestingly, my original code seems to work today.  However, I think your fine enhancement will help keep the app solid.  So I thank you.
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by:ksm
ID: 6931513
angellll:

I can't use your code.  The reason is because I wanted to still be able to tab to or click on the webbrowser.  With your code, if I click on the webbrowser, the focus jumps back to the textbox.

Thanks, though.
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