troubleshooting Question

Control Not Losing Focus When Form Clicked

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Sling_BladeFlag for New Zealand asked on
Visual Basic.NET
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Hi,

I have several controls on my form (comboboxes and text boxes).

when I select a value from my combobox it will retain focus until I click into another control (by design).

The trouble with that is, if someone just clicks somewhere on the form itself the combobox still retains focus. If they then move the wheel button while the combobox has focus their selection in the combobox will change.

What I need to happen is for the combobox to lose focus as soon as the form OR any other control is clicked.

I have tried the myForm.ActiveForm.Focus() methood in the myForm_click event and it is not working for me.

I can get the focus event to fire for the other controls during the myForm_click event. However, I don't really want to arbitrarily force focus onto another control until the users chooses that control. What I really like to do is just remove focus from the combobox so the user doesn't accidentally choose the wrong item.

Is there a way I can force focus onto the form?
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