Which button did I press?

Posted on 2002-07-15
Last Modified: 2010-04-04
I wanted to know if somebody with a little more than experience and knowledge that me,  can help me with the following thing:

In a form of entrance of data, there is a series of TEdits where numeric values are entered. In one of them, the value is not allowed to be 0 (zero), so in the event TEdit1.OnExit  I wrote a routine so that in case that the value is 0 it appears a MessageDlg with the error. But it happens that if I press the button to Cancel, AND I am in that TEdit, it evaluates the event OnExit and it doesn't cancel until it doesn't put a value <> 0.

Then, like this could solve? Is there a way to  indicate in TEdit1.OnExit that I pressed the button to so it doesn't evaluate the condition?

Thank you and greetings for all those that read this message

Juan Carlos
Question by:juank
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Accepted Solution

DavidLeeding earned 100 total points
ID: 7155851

Try using the "Focused" function of your Cancel button as part of your OnExit code. Eg:

procedure TForm1.Edit1Exit(Sender: TObject);

  // check whether the cancel button is focused
  if not Button1.Focused then  

    // it's not, so do validation stuff:
    if StrToIntDef(Edit1.Text, 0) = 0 then
      MessageDlg('Zero is not allowed', mtError, [mbOk], 0);


Expert Comment

ID: 7155915
Why not check the contents of the important TEdit when the button is pressed?  Just call OnEdit1Exit(self) when Cancel is pressed...


Expert Comment

ID: 7156350
You can write a function for testing all the tedits than you want to control and set the KeyPreview of this form to True in order to test if the Esc key is pressed (in the even OnKeyPress from this form, an then call too this function.

Best Regards.
LVL 17

Expert Comment

ID: 7156555
If I understand you correctly then try the following:

procedure TForm1.Edit1Exit(Sender: TObject);
  if StrToInt(Edit1.Text) = 0 then
   if MessageDlg('Zero is not allowed', mtError, [mbOk,mbCancel], 0) = mrOk then
   if MessageDlg(Numeric values only', mtError, [mbOk,mbCancel], 0) = mrOk then

Regards, Geo

Author Comment

ID: 7158021
It's a good solution. Finally, with my mind a little clear I found a method using the Form1.ActiveControl. So if the ActiveControl is BtnCancel, no validation has to be done.
It works. Anyway thank you

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