tabIndex Help

Posted on 2006-06-16
Last Modified: 2008-03-06

how do i apply the tabIndex action script to a combobox component

i have my text boxes

name.tabIndex = 1;
tel.tabIndex = 2;      
email.tabIndex = 3;
enquiry.tabIndex = 4;
where.tabIndex = 8;

but i have 3 combo boxes (week,day and phone)

that i want to make 5,6,7 respectivly

what is the required actionscript for this

Question by:socross
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Aneesh Chopra earned 400 total points
ID: 16926238
it will work same way:

name.tabIndex = 1;
tel.tabIndex = 2;    
email.tabIndex = 3;
enquiry.tabIndex = 4;
combo1.tabIndex = 5;
combo2.tabIndex = 6;
combo3.tabIndex = 7;
where.tabIndex = 8;

by the way, you can start tablIndex from 0


Author Comment

ID: 16926377

i tried that initially and i gets stuck on the first combo and wont go any further

here is my actionscript

name.tabIndex = 0;
tel.tabIndex = 1;      
email.tabIndex = 2;
enquiry.tabIndex = 3;
week.tabIndex = 4;
day.tabIndex = 5;
phone.tabIndex = 6;
where.tabIndex = 7;

Any idea why this might happen?

LVL 34

Expert Comment

by:Aneesh Chopra
ID: 16926379
This is the way, it works..

compile swf using same code

and try it by double clicking in Explorer, or run it through IE and check the result..

If you would try to test the tab key directly in Flash authoring tool, it may not response properly...

Author Comment

ID: 16926442
so simple

thanks all working fine now

excellent stuff yet again


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